While most politicians campaign on the premise that they are “one of us,” they seem to lose touch with the American people once in office. Three elected officials, however — all Republican members of the House — refuse to let that happen: Tea Party endorsee Joe Walsh of Illinois, Bobby Schilling of Illinois, and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania. All three have indicated their intent to reject the congressional health care plan.
Christmas is a time for hope and as a new Congress is sworn in after the New Year comes the hope that a majority of our elected representatives will honor their oath of office and truly “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and “bear true faith and allegiance to the same….”
According to the official White House website:
President Obama’s first priority in confronting the economic crisis is to put Americans back to work. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan signed by the President will spur job creation while making long-term investments in health care, education, energy, and infrastructure.... The recovery plan will save or create about 3.5 million jobs while investing in priorities that create sustainable economic growth for the future.
According to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on CNN’s State of the Union, he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came to an agreement on a spending measure that will fund the federal government through March 2011, allowing enough time for the 112th Congress to debate and pass a spending bill for the rest of the fiscal year.