The radical cynics who insist elections don’t make a difference and that two main political parties are two peas in a pod probably didn’t vote in last November’s mid-term elections either. Even without their votes, the November 2nd elections did make a difference. All you have to do is look at what the Republican-led House of Representatives has been doing.
Here’s what the GOP-led 112th U.S. House of Representatives has done, since January this year:
- Voted a resolution (H. Res. 9) to begin replacing the job-destroying Obamacare law with common-sense reforms that lower costs and protect jobs.
- Passed a resolution (H. Res. 72) to rein in job-crushing federal regulations by directing House committees to inventory and review federal agency rules and regulations that may be making it harder create jobs and grow the economy.
- Passed H.R. 4, Pledge to America legislation that repeals Obamacare’s job-destroying 1099 mandate on small businesses.
- Voted to begin shutting down the TARP bailout program, saving taxpayers $8 billion in mandatory government spending, with more savings to come.
- Approved H.R. 1076 that would end f
ederal fundingtaxpayer subsidies for the liberal National Public Radio.
- Voted to kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s backdoor national energy tax by passing H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, which the Obama Administration has threatened to veto.
- Voted to
repealshut down Obamacare slush funds by passing H.R. 1213 and H.R. 1214, thereby saving taxpayers $14 billion and $100 million, respectively.
- Over Democrat objections, the House passed a bill, HR 3, that will permanently ban the use of federal funds for elective abortion procedures.
- Most recently, last Thursday, the House aimed to increase America’s energy independence by reversing Obama’s
moratoriumban on offshore oil and gas drilling.
In truth, the deal that the House made with the White House to cut a paltry $38 billion from the 2011 fiscal year federal budget turned out to be a major disappointment. All the more reason for us to let House conservatives know what we want them to do. Go HERE to take their survey!
H/t beloved fellow Tina.
I want to share with you some of the early results of the Spring Issues Survey we sent out earlier this week. Thank you to all those who participated, your input helps us as we start early planning for the next round of elections in 2012. (If you haven’t had a chance to take the survey yet, it is six simple questions that will only take a moment of your time!)
We asked you which two issues facing Congress and our nation right now are the MOST important to you. Unsurprisingly, over 90% of you said that “reducing government spending and balancing the budget” is your #1 priority. Spending by our government is wildly out of control, and despite what Obama and Congressional leaders seem to think- the American people are paying attention!
According to 75% of you the second most important task facing us is repealing Obamacare. The unrestrained spending and unashamed market manipulation contained in the healthcare package Democrats rammed through Congress last year represents not only a tremendous threat to our freedom, but is a looming iceberg for our national economy.
Friends, I agree with you! Those are the two top priorities of all my fellow conservatives in the House.
In answer to the other questions in our survey we found:
Again, thank you to those of you who took the survey. If you missed the first email, but wish to participate, please CLICK HERE to take the survey now.