Op-eds and Speeches

Roskam: Dim Prospects for Debt

March 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

 By: Peter RoskamIn these uncertain economic times, many Americans are asking important questions about the nation's finances. Why were taxpayers asked to finance a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street - with up to $750 billion more on the way, according to the president? Is it appropriate for the government to own portions of our biggest banks? And what happens ...

Roskam – An Idea of Obama: Stimulus that is Both Sustainable and Free

March 05, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

In the aftermath of the approval of an $800-billionspending bill masquerading as economic stimulus, many of us in Congressconcerned about the exponential growth of the national debt arewondering if U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has even slightlyconsidered common-sense policy alternatives before squandering precioustaxpayer dollars.  President Barack Obama’s recent visit to ...

Brown-Waite: Getting Fooled in Classic Fashion

February 19, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Getting Fooled in Classic FashionBy GINNY BROWN-WAITEOne of my favorite songs from the 1970s is from the group The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again." All the aging hippies in Florida ought to dust off their copy and have a ...

Boustany: Democrats Quick to Politicize Health Care in Stimulus

February 12, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

 Democrats Quick to Politicize Health Care in StimulusBy: Rep. Charles BoustanyAs liberal Democrats clamor to achieve the hopes of eight lost yearswith a new administration, many Americans simply look for jobs,economic security and lower health care costs. Their desire for changefalls far short of the current direction ...