- Obama hosting annual Easter Egg Roll
- Big Bang a big question for most Americans: Poll
- Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right to sport Confederate battle flag license plate
- Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to N.J. gun law
- Sharyl Attkisson: Media Matters ‘clearly targeted me’
- Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche
- Democrat Rep. Stephen Lynch on Obamacare: ‘We will lose seats’ this November
- Syria to hold presidential election on June 3
- People will be safe at 118th Boston Marathon, Mayor Marty Walsh says
- Boy Scout, 12, killed by rolling tree during troop outing at Washington park
GOP to orchestrate health attacks
The Senate plan, he said, violates one of the central promises Mr. Obama made in that speech by adding $250 billion to the national deficit.
“So far the president has let Democratic leaders in Congress basically run the show to the exclusion of any constructive Republican suggestions, which I think could be a way out of this in a way that would actually reduce the costs and make health care more accessible to more people, which ought to be our focus,” Mr. Cornyn said.
Mr. Pence said Republicans’ messaging effort mirrors the coordinated approach they took during the debate over the president’s budget, which they said “spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much.” Though Democrats passed the $3.6 trillion proposal, Mr. Pence said, the strategy was successful.
He said House Republicans have “the highest degree of unity” on health care, which he credited in part to an active August recess.
Asked whether Republicans were engaging in tactics they have previously described as fear-mongering - notably, when Democrats warned that efforts by the George W. Bush administration to reform Social Security would harm seniors - Mr. Pence said it’s “about educating the public.”
“Abraham Lincoln said, ‘Give the people the facts and the Republic will be saved,’” he said. “This is really about making sure they understand the real implications of what Obamacare will mean to them and their families.”
• Tom LoBianco contributed to this report.
About the Author
Kara Rowland, White House reporter for The Washington Times, is a D.C.-area native. She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied American government and spent nearly all her waking hours working as managing editor of the Cavalier Daily, UVa.’s student newspaper.
Her interest in political reporting was piqued by an internship at Roll Call the summer before her ...
- London Olympics not everyone's cup of tea
- Obama hits road to push jobs plan
- Obama calls for the end of 'political circus' on economy, seeks stimulus plan for jobs
- Brennan: Al Qaeda is 'organization in distress'
- Hoffa's words about labor's importance brushed off
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid
- Twitter blocks accounts critical of Turkish government
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Jimmy Carter's grandson: People have right to sport Confederate battle flag license plate
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- CURL: Shelly O first lady Michelle Obama comes in last
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.