"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

After 'Question Time,' GOP lawmaker blasts Obama - Rep Steve King (R-IA) Facts versus Obama Spin

Rep Steve King of Iowa has stood up with the facts once again to dispute Obama and his spin/lies just as does in the House against the Democrats. We have no doubt that he would also take on any Republican that didn't act in the best interest of the Country.

King is one of the most articulate members of Congress who gets right to the heart of the problem. For example, he will take the Pelosi/Democrat/lobbyist disjointed bills and pull out the key parts to put these bills in plain, succinct language so his constituents and the American people can understand what the Democrats are trying to ram through the House.

When King takes to the floor of the House, his speeches factually detail what is right or wrong with a particular bill. He goes right to the heart of the bill and you are left with "Why don't all members of Congress talk like this?" You are never left with "what did he say?" when he speaks as so often happens with Democrat members as they spin.

It is time that more Republicans in the House follow the tradition of Steve King, Joe Wilson, Mike Pence and others who are not afraid to stand up against the Democrats including Obama when the Democrats spin the facts or outright lie.

After 'Question Time,' GOP lawmaker blasts Obama
By: Byron YorkChief Political Correspondent
01/30/10 1:37 PM EST\

One of President Obama's more striking criticisms of Republicans during his visit to the GOP retreat Friday was the accusation of hypocrisy about stimulus spending. "Let's face it, some of you have been at the ribbon-cuttings for some of these important projects in your communities," Obama said. Later, he emphasized the point, adding, "As I said, a lot of you have gone to appear at ribbon-cuttings for the same projects that you voted against."

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King attended the session. Later, via e-mail, I asked him about the president's remark. "On its face, it's offensive to me," King answered. "I have been attacked for getting the least of the Iowa Delegation out of the stimulus, and I don't want to be lumped in with those who may have, and probably did, cut the ribbons or turn a shovel of dirt."

"In addition, Obama advertised Recovery.gov as a way to prove the success of the stimulus," King continued. "My recollection is that it claimed jobs 'saved or created' in my district that probably do not exist. It also claimed to have created jobs in District 00 of Iowa."

"Claiming credit for jobs that do not exist in districts that don't exist is a very weak platform for criticizing Republicans."

King, who had urged Obama to take a more centrist tack in the State of the Union address, concluded: "Audacity is more and more emerging as a leading characteristic of our president. Could it be possible that he believes Axelrod's talking points?"

Source: Washington Examiner

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