Investigations, Madame Speaker?

August 18, 2010

The following is a press release from the Hayworth campaign, dated and distributed 18 Aug 2010.

Statement from Dr. Nan Hayworth regarding Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments:

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When second thoughts are good

July 27, 2010

Second thoughts at times can bog down progress, but there are other times when they can be very helpful indeed.  We have a case in point right now on Capitol Hill.  On January 1, the tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003 are slated to expire, the death tax will return, and capital gains taxes are going to increase, among other things.  These all add up to a massive tax increase headed our way.  This doesn’t just sound unpleasant; it is an economic warning.  If unheeded, the resulting money grab by Washington threatens to starve job creation in the private sector.

The threat has progressed to where even the Democratic members of Congress, the chief advocates of more spending and higher taxes, have split into two camps.

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Top five things you didn’t know about the health care law

July 9, 2010

Statistically speaking, if your representative in Congress is a Democrat, the odds are you know more about the deceptively named Affordable Care Act (ACA) than your Congressman, given how few of them are known to have bothered to read the thing before falling over themselves to vote for it.  Be that as it may, since John Hall is making a day-long show Friday morning and afternoon of recounting the new law’s purported benefits to the District’s businessmen (and its citizens on the same topic at a public forum at Cortlandt’s Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 3:00pm),, we’ve compiled five important facts about the Obama/Pelosi health care law for you to review before Rep. Hall arrives.

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Message to Congress: You stink at creating jobs, too

July 2, 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its June unemployment figures:  the jobless rate fell from 9.7% to 9.5% for the month of June.  Good news, right?  Well, no.  Joblessness went down because 652,000 people simply gave up looking for work, and thus weren’t counted in the labor pool.  If these people were still among those still actively job-searching, the unemployment rate would have shot up to 10.1%.

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John Hall vs. the Constitution, Part II

June 26, 2010

Another day, another attack on the Constitution by Congress and John Hall.  Last time it was the Commerce Clause (read about it here); this time your First Amendment freedom of speech is in the Congressional Democrats’ crosshairs, and once again John Hall has chosen the wrong side.  With his vote in favor of the so-called DISCLOSE Act, Rep. Hall is effectively picking and choosing who enjoys freedom of political speech, depending on whether the speech in question favors his friends.
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Message to Congress: You stink at selling houses

June 24, 2010
The U.S. Commerce Department released the following statistic this week: new-home sales plummeted by a staggering 33% during the month of May, resulting in the slowest new-home market in 46 years.  Why did the housing market vanish?  Why else:  an attempt by the government to manipulate the private sector, and to create a veneer of prosperity.  The worst part?  President Obama, John Hall, and other Democrats ignored an object lesson from less than a year ago in why this was bound to happen.
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John Hall vs. the Constitution

June 17, 2010

On Tuesday the House voted on whether to attach to a small business jobs bill an amendment that would have repealed the wholly unconstitutional “individual mandate” portion of the Democrats’ health care law.  The individual mandate, in short, legally forces every American to buy health insurance from private companies, under threat of a government fine.

Aside from the harmful effects such a measure will have on small businesses, employer-based health insurance, and the economy as a whole, the individual mandate is fundamentally unconstitutional, for two reasons.

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