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U Haul

I spent most of yesterday on the road, driving a rented U Haul the 500 plus miles from Cincinnati to Washington. Today, a little after noon, I’ll join the other 434 people from all over the United States who were elected last November to the U.S.

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More Debt – More Snow

When Nancy Pelosi was elevated to Speaker of the House four years ago, she made the following promise in her inaugural address: “After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay as you go, NO NEW DEFICIT SPENDING.

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Chairman

For fourteen years I served on the Small Business Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Since I had been the top Republican (Ranking Member) of the Small Business Committee during my last two years in Congress, I had hoped that since Republicans won the House and I won my seat back, that I might have a shot at chairing the Small Business Committee. 

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Unconstitutional

I just finished reading the complete 42 page decision of Federal Judge Henry Hudson, striking down a key part of the new health care law which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama earlier this year.  Since two other Federal District Court Judges earlier came to the opposite conclusion, this matter will next go to the Federal Circuit Courts for review, and will inevitably end up in the United States Supreme Court. 

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