Watch this guy!  He looks like he's going to be an up and coming leader in the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement!  Mike Pence is the Republican Congressman from Indiana's 6th Congressional District and is the House Republican Conference Chairman. 

As reported by Politico Mike Pence helped to rally the House Republicans behind House Minority Leader John Boehner: "...House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana. Pence sensed his members falling under Obama’s spell during their meeting Monday and brought them back by telling the President: “Know that we’re praying for you. … But know that there has been no negotiation [with us] on this bill – we had absolutely no say.” 

Congressman Pence delivered the following speech in opposition to the so-called ‘stimulus bill’ from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 1 – the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” passed despite bipartisan opposition to the legislation:

“Our nation is in recession and millions of American families are hurting.

Many have lost their jobs, many now worry that they’ll be next and it is absolutely right that this Congress is taking decisive action in the early days of 2009.

But the bill that House Democrats have brought to the floor is not about stimulating the economy. The only thing this Democrat bill will stimulate is more government and more debt.

Under the guise of stimulus, House Democrats have brought a partisan bill to the floor. It’s merely a wish list of longstanding liberal Democrat priorities that have little do with putting our economy back on its feet.

Millions of Americans are asking today: ‘What does $50 million to the National Endowment for the Arts have to do with creating jobs? What is $400 million for climate change research going to do to put people back to work in Indiana? And what is $335 million for sexually transmitted disease education going to do to get this country working again?’

House Republicans will oppose this bill for one reason—it won’t work.

More big government spending on liberal programs won’t cure what ails the American economy.

House Republicans have a better solution: fast-acting tax relief for working families, small businesses and family farms.

According to analysis and economic models used by President Obama’s top economic advisors—when applied to our plan—we come to one conclusion: twice the jobs, half the cost with the Republican alternative.

Democrats also said that we’re going to pass temporary and targeted stimulus legislation. But let me remind the American people what we keep hearing—from the Speaker of the House, whom I deeply respect, to other colleagues that have come to the floor—we have heard that this bill is about ‘taking America in a new direction.

say with great respect, I thought this was about creating jobs.

This long litany--$136 billion in program spending—is simply about trying to reorder the budget priorities according to the whims of a Democrat majority.

What we ought to be doing is coming together across this middle aisle, across the partisan divide—as our new President has challenged us to do—bring the best ideas, the best minds, the best solutions—the Republican alternative is such a solution. I urge its support and yield back.”


Will Urge President Obama Today To Deliver on Promise of Bipartisan Solution

"The Democrat bill won't stimulate anything but more government and more debt," Pence said.


Washington, Jan 27 - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence released the following statement on the Democrat economic stimulus bill:

"Our nation is facing a serious economic crisis but the Democrats in Congress have offered a purely partisan bill that does not incorporate bipartisan recommendations.

The American people deserve to know that the President’s call for a compromise has been completely ignored by House Democrats who would use a time of national economic crisis to fund their big government priorities under the guise of stimulating the economy.

House Republicans take President Obama at his word and will urge him to make good on his pledge to set aside partisan differences and bring the best ideas from both parties to bear on this economic crisis.

The Democrat promises of change and bipartisanship ring hollow in the face of a stimulus bill that does little more than fund a wish list of longstanding liberal spending priorities.

What does $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, $200 million to plant sod on the National Mall, $400 million for climate change research, and $200 million for contraception have to do with creating jobs?

The Democrat bill won't stimulate anything but more government and more debt. The slow and wasteful spending in the House Democrat bill is a disservice to millions of Americans who want to see this Congress take immediate action to get this economy moving again.

House Republicans have a better solution. By enacting the Republican plan for fast-acting tax relief for working families and small businesses the American people will see immediate results that will put our nation on the road to recovery.” 

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