Republican Outrages

Hoyer Discussing Budget Negotiations with Cantor During Weekly Colloquy

...so what i am saying to my friend very sincerely is he can preach all he wants is we need to cut spending. We agree with that. And the issue is where do you cut it from, what impact does it have, does it sustain the economy or does it deflate the economy? Does it create jobs or does it lose jobs? Does it help people who need help or does it abandon people who need help? That's the issue...

Leader Hoyer on MSNBC's Hardball Discussing the 9/11 Health Bill and Don't Ask Don't Tell

I think we had a lot of very important things that we wanted to get done and what the election did was it took away the high motivation for obstructionism that I think existed prior to the election. As a result, we were able to sit down at the table and agree on some things and move forward. The 9/11 bill, as you know, just got 70% of the votes that were cast...

Hoyer Floor Statement on Tax Package

...this bill, the President of the United States believes, and I believe, will have a positive effect on the economy and I think we need that. And unlike some of my colleagues whose views I share but have reached a different conclusion, I will vote for this bill. I don't want to see middle income working people in America get a tax increase...

Leader Hoyer Discussing Tax Cuts on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

"I simply do not believe the deep debt that comes from Republicans upper income and estate tax cut is worth their minimal impact on job creation. Those cuts, in my view, harm our long-term prosperity with little short-term gain in return."

Hoyer Discussing the President's Compromise on Taxes and Unemployment Insurance on MSNBC's Morning Joe

We obviously have passed a bill which I think reflected what the Democrats believed was appropriate and that is a cut in middle income tax rates and make sure they don't go up in January. I think the overwhelming majority of the American public supported that policy, including Republicans, 52% in a CBS news poll shows that they supported that policy...

The Real Republican Agenda: Taking Our Eye off the Real Fight, Putting Our Nation at Risk

For Immediate Release:

August 23, 2010

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202-225-3130

Today Republicans unveiled their agenda calling for the exact same failed policies of the past.  The national security agenda presented, once again, does not focus on the real fight against terrorism and the places that give them sanctuary and put our nation at risk.  A review of the Real Republican Agenda:
 
Taking Eye Off Main Fight Against Terrorism
 

Democrats Calling for Corporate Special Interest Groups Funding Attack Ads to Come Clean

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2010

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Katie Grant
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This Fall, corporate special interests are trying to drown out the voices of the American people with a flood of negative advertising funded by shadowy front groups. These groups are taking advantage of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that has enabled them to collect unlimited and undisclosed money from powerful, wealthy and sometimes foreign corporations – all without telling anyone where the money is coming from.  The American people deserve to know exactly who is funding nasty attack ads and trying to sway their elections.
 

Hoyer Statement on Republican Leader John Boehner’s Speech

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2010

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Katie Grant
Daniel Reilly
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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to House Minority Leader John Boehner’s speech in Ohio this afternoon:
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Talking Bush Tax Cuts and Fall Agenda on CNN

What we need to realize what was going to happen was put in place by the Republicans in 2001 and 2003, to meet their budgets. And the President said we are not going to allow families to have a tax increase, period. Families in the $250,000 and under people, which is under 98% of the people...

Hoyer Discussing the Republican Agenda on the Ed Show

The GOP is connecting itself to the tea party positions. So we don't have to connect them ourselves. The Republican candidates are doing that already. And when you have people saying, we ought to do away with social security, that as you just pointed out, Mr. Miller, unememployment insurance is somehow unconstitutional, that we want to go back to the policies that failed so badly, not only in the last administration...