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After joining President Bush in his failed attempt to privatize Social Security, House Republican Leader John Boehner and Congressional Republicans are at it again. Yesterday, Boehner described the GOP's alternative budget proposal — authored by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of … Continue reading

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It's clear the House Republican economic plan for the future is more of the “exact same” failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess in the first place. Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner described the GOP ‘plan’ to … Continue reading

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On NBC's Meet the Press, a Republican leader Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) admitted the Republican economic plan for the future is more of the same failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess: David Gregory: “…I think what a … Continue reading

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Today Republican Leader John Boehner put his mouth where the money is. After a meeting this morning with a bevy of special interest lobbyists, and one day after he called for the repeal of Wall Street reform, he said: “I … Continue reading

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The day before the House Republican Leader is scheduled to host a meeting with a bevy of special interest lobbyists, John Boehner went on the record today calling for the repeal of tough Wall Street Reform legislation that puts consumers … Continue reading

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Today, House Republican Whip Eric Cantor held a jobs fair at a Virginia high school with a number of private companies that are looking to hire. He denounced the Recovery Act claimed “government spending” doesn’t create jobs, however the jobs … Continue reading

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House Republican Leader John Boehner spelled out an agenda for America: cuts to your Social Security, a repeal of new patients' rights and protections from insurance industry abuses through health reform, and other than that … “few concrete thoughts,” according … Continue reading

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Last year, the Democratic-led Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to jumpstart the economy through job creation and invest in America's future–including energy, infrastructure, and education. While every Congressional Republican voted against this legislation, many of those same … Continue reading

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Last week, Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)–Ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee–outraged America when he apologized to BP through its CEO Tony Hayward after President Obama got the company to set aside $20 billion in a disaster compensation … Continue reading

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As news was breaking that the Obama Administration got BP to agree to expedite claim payments to American families and small businesses that have been devastated by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, House Republican Leader John Boehner … Continue reading

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