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January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Last week, after an 18-month investigation, the Department of Justice's Inspector General (IG), Michael Horowitz, released his 471-page investigative report and findings on Operation Fast & Furious...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Our nation is drowning in $14 trillion of debt, and we are adding another $1.5 trillion in deficit spending next year alone. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government reported the largest monthly deficit in its history last...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
In the weeks and months ahead, our great country faces a series of significant challenges, the most immediate being the so-called fiscal cliff that significantly includes tax increases mandated by law...
January 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Gas prices have more than doubled over the last 30 months, America remains heavily dependent on foreign nations for our energy needs, and tens of thousands of American jobs have been lost due to the halting of permits for drilling. This wrongheaded...
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...

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