Just a week after the President extolled the benign virtues of big government and told university students to ignore those who warn of its dangers, Americans woke up to headlines that this government has been targeting groups and individuals that it doesn't like for intimidation and harassment. I appreciate the President's sudden interest in getting to the bottom of this. But I must remind the House that more than a year ago, I and other members rose on this floor to warn of these tactics directed at Tea Party groups by the IRS.
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April 2012 House Floor Remarks: "A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes."
Across the country, employers are holding office meetings and the announcement goes something like this: "We love you guys. But here's what we make; here's what Obamacare will cost us; we can't stay in business with Obamacare. But if we cut back everybody to 29 hours per week, we can avoid the mandate and stay in business."
This measure strengthens our credit by guaranteeing that our sovereign debt will be paid in full and on time.
Yesterday, the President vowed to veto the Full Faith and Credit Act, charging that it "would result in the Congress refusing to pay obligations it has already agreed to." I challenge the President to name one member of Congress who has suggested that this bill is an acceptable substitute for not paying our other bills.