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February 8, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Hardworking taxpayers across Michigan live within their means in large part because they create responsible budgets. It's only natural that they expect the same from their government...
January 28, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Overspending has taken a toll and is undermining our economic recovery. We’re now more than $16 trillion in debt and millions of hard-working taxpayers continue to face uncertainty on how Washington will manage their tax dollars. This is unfair...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
News of rising unemployment continues to populate the headlines. As a recent story by the Associated Press points out, several cities here in Michigan "endured big increases" in...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
One of the most important jobs I have as your Federal representative is my duty to help constituents who are experiencing difficulties with the Federal agencies. One of the most common requests for assistance my office receives are in response to...
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January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Manufacturers are the heart and soul of Jackson. Around 350 companies call the community home, providing many jobs for men and women of all different skill sets. And while the sector has had its fair share of ups and downs, it remains a vital part of...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
As we near President Obama's State of the Union address this year, I am hopeful to hear real job-creating solutions from him concerning the economy. Last year I was optimistic after hearing his agenda–cutting down on regulations...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
To paraphrase an old cliche, if we don't stand on something, we'll fall for anything. The founders of this great land passed on this doctrine in the words of our Constitution – a legacy we refer to as our founding principles. We are...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Every month I'm privileged to return to Michigan's 7th district and catch up with my constituents. Recently though, whether I was talking to a manufacturing plant owner or an apple farmer, a similar theme kept cropping up. People are worried...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Friday marks the second anniversary of President Obama's health-care bill being signed into law. At the time the president claimed, "When I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform." He...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
While some in Washington would like to downplay our nation's fiscal situation, few dispute this fact: Our country is more than $15.5 trillion in debt and counting. While individuals on both sides of the political aisle agree something needs to be..

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