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It seems the Democratic leadership in Congress can never pass up an opportunity to spend more of your hard-earned money, even during a time when families across rural America are tightening up their own budgets.
ENID — Replacing the civilian contractors who teach young pilots to fly in simulators at Vance Air Force Base with government employees was supposed to save the taxpayers money.
That turned out not to be true, according to the Air Force’s own numbers.
Due to the great progress made by our brave men and women on the front lines, President Obama has announced the US mission in Iraq will shift from a combat role to an advisory and assistance mission for the Iraqi government and its security forces beginning August 31, 2010 and continuing for the next 17 months.
June 23rd marked the three month anniversary of the enactment of ObamaCare. As Speaker Pelosi stated in March of this year, we would “have to pass this bill” so we could “find out what is in it.” And we certainly have. Over the last three months, we have found out all kinds of things about this bill — and none of them have been very good.
There is no question that jobs and job creation are on the minds of all Americans as they work hard to make ends meet in the midst of this economic downturn. As the national unemployment rate holds at 9.7 percent — higher than the same time last year — it makes little sense to let opportunities for new jobs pass us by.
The extremist regime in Iran oppresses their people, supports terrorists and terror organizations, and poses a daily threat to the safety and security of the American people. For these reasons, and many more, the United States cannot stand idly by and allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, and Reps. Doc Hastings, R-Washington, and Sam Graves, R-Missouri, had this opinion piece published today in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper.