Friday, August 6, 2010

TI Liveblogging from Speaker-Elect John Boehner’s Office: November 4, 2010

(TI:  Speaker-Elect Boehner called a meeting of leading House Republicans after the party’s success in the November 2 mid-term election, giving it a majority.)

“Ladies and Gentlemen. We won a great victory on Tuesday. The American people said no to the Obama-Democrat agenda of bigger government, higher spending, large deficits, mandated health care, and other measures.

“Now it’s up to us to deliver. The Democrats and the main stream media will denounce us for trying to undo Obama’s achievements. We need to remind the Democrats, the media, and the American people that elections have consequences, that the American people have spoken, and that we have heard them.

“We need to start each day remembering why the voters gave us this majority. We need to resist the siren song of spending that destroyed our majority during the Bush administrations. If we go back to building bridges to nowhere, we deserve to be thrown out in 2012.

“We need to keep in mind an important constitutional principle. Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution states that “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives...” We can block Obama-care, sections of the Dodd-Frank financial law, and other deleterious legislation by refusing to appropriate funds for those sections of the laws the American people have said they do not want. Only those laws fully funded by trust funds are secure; for all the others, our refusal to appropriate funds means that personnel can not be hired to establish and administer those sections.

“We will be called names, accused of being heartless, lacking compassion, and so on. But always remember, we were sent here to do the peoples’ bidding. They have said no to Obama’s radical vision for America. Keeping faith with the voters requires that we mutually pledge our sacred honor.”

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