Energy Independence

Energy Independence

Our nation’s energy policy must address two economic imperatives: Economic growth; and Independence from foreign oil. Current U.S. energy policy is doing nothing to spur economic growth or protect consumers from excessive gas prices. The U.S. economy is subject to manipulation by OPEC and its member nations, many of which have open hostilities toward the… Continue reading Energy Independence

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Federal Work Pay Reform

Federal Work Pay Reform

Tommy Thompson has proposed a sweeping change to federal health and retirement benefits for federal civilian employees citing a recent Congressional Budget Office report and the success of Governor Scott Walker’s reforms in Wisconsin. The Congressional Budget Office issued a report on March 31st outlining compensation disparities between federal civilian employees and private sector employees. On average,… Continue reading Federal Work Pay Reform

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Budget Process Reform

Budget Process Reform

Among other provisions, Thompson’s plan would reduce the Majority Leader’s salary down to $0 if he or she failed to bring a budget resolution to the floor by April 15.  If the Senate fails to pass a budget resolution by April 30th, the proposal would reduce the salary of all Senators to $0 for the… Continue reading Budget Process Reform

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Deficit Reduction

Deficit Reduction

The United States is at a crossroads.  The fiscal policy of the past four years has created a crisis that threatens the very solvency of our republic and breaks our long-standing promise to leave the next generation with more prosperity and opportunity than we inherited. This is the course President Obama, Harry Reid and Tammy… Continue reading Deficit Reduction

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Health Care Reform

There is no greater example of government overreach and unrestrained liberalism than Obamacare, the president’s signature legislative initiative.   It is so deeply flawed and such a clear and present threat to our economic stability that there is no way to fix it; it must be repealed entirely and replaced with market-based solutions that work. Obamacare is… Continue reading Health Care Reform

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