Fleming Votes Against ‘Atrocious' Appropriations Bill
May 26, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act because of bloated spending and the attack on ...Read More
Minden Press Herald | Fleming: Keeping our military prepared
May 25, 2016
Last week the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fully fund our military. The passage of this bill in the House, fittingly, coincides with National Appreciation Month, the M...Read More
Leesville Daily Leader: Thanking Those Who Serve
May 20, 2016
Although our nation’s military men and women deserve to be thanked every day, in 1999, Congress set aside May as the National Military Appreciation Month to collectively thank those that have served o...Read More
Fleming Amendment Passes to Stop President Obama's Green Energy Agenda
May 19, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after his amendment passed during consideration of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to prohib...Read More
Contradictory Messages from the Obama Administration on Tax Increases:"You don't raise taxes in a recession.”
President Obama - August 5, 2009
“We have a Democratic president and administration that is prepared to sign a tough package that includes…a revenue component.”
President Obama - July 19, 2011
Former Obama Economic Guru admits Negative Effect of Tax Increases.
- In a study authored by Christina Roemer, Former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, found that even a tax increase of just 1% on the economy, would conversely have almost double a negative effect on the economy.
- If taxes went up just 1% - 1.84% would be taken out of the economy – hurting job growth and economic activity.
- To view the study – click HERE
Budget Growth at a Glance
- This chart is good summation of our fiscal picture.
- Note the size of the two pies, Income vs. Expenses.
- The Obama anemic economy and high unemployment has resulted in $250B in less revenue since 2008.
- Growth in the economy alone will not balance the budget-spending cuts are a must.
- Entitlement programs–58% of the budget–is the fastest growing segment of our budget, rising 27% in just two years.
- ObamaCare is a new entitlement program that has yet to be costed into this chart.
- CBO says interest payments on debt will grow to $1 trillion in just 10 years.
- Spending cuts outside of Entitlement programs won’t be enough to balance the budget.