2009 2013 Change National Debt $10.6 Trillion $16.4 Trillion +$5.8 Trillion Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.9% +0.1% Number of people no longer in the labor force 80.5 Million 89.5 Million +8.5 Million Average Cost of a Family Health Insurance Plan $13,375 $20,728 +$7,353 Average Cost of a Gallon of Gas $1.90 $3.61 +$1.71
3 Omissions from President Obama’s Press Conference on His Sequester
February 19, 2013
1. The sequester was President Obama’s idea. • President Obama and his team were the first to propose the sequester. Bob Woodward and Jay Carney both confirmed this over the past week. 2. Republicans passed two plans to replace the President’s sequester, yet Senate Democrats have passed no replacement. • House Republicans took steps to ...
Republican Leadership Stakeout on Passage of #NoBudgetNoPay
January 23, 2013
Republican Leadership Press ConferenceJanuary 23, 2013 Participants:Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI)Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) Chair McMorris Rodgers: “Today, the House acted. The House acted to put Washington on a budget and to force a ...
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Delivers the Weekly Republican Address
December 7, 2013
If the president won’t scrap this law, shouldn’t he delay it for all Americans before it can do further harm? Families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. That’s why the House passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all Americans and let you keep the ...