Fleming Votes For Bipartisan Medicare Reform Bill
March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D., released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, to permanently repeal Medi...Read More
Fleming Votes for House GOP Budget to Balance Budget and Fund Military
March 25, 2015
Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after voting in favor of the House GOP Budget today to establish the budget for fiscal year 2016: “This budget provides a fiscally sound...Read More
Fleming: GAO Report Confirms Abortion Advocacy Groups Receive Federal Funding
March 25, 2015
Congressman John Fleming, M.D., released the statement below following the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report showing that six abortion advocacy groups received $481 million in federal fu...Read More
Fleming and Graham Introduce the Bipartisan Seniors' Tax Simplification
March 18, 2015
Congressmen John Fleming, M.D., (R-LA) and Gwen Graham (D-FL) introduced H.R. 1397, the Seniors' Tax Simplification Act to allow for a new simplified tax form for seniors. “The Seniors' Tax Simplifica...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.