Atlanta, GA – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), welcomed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the metro Atlanta area today, saying:
“Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius is in Georgia today as the Obama Administration is desperately attempting to convince the American people that their takeover of health care is not the full-fledged train wreck so many predicted.
“They wish to distract from the President’s repeated attempts to mislead the American people by telling them that if liked their health care plan they could keep it. Meanwhile, millions of our fellow Americans are receiving cancellation letters of their insurance plans. They don’t want us to know that the vast majority of Obamacare enrollments have been in Medicaid, not in private insurance. They wish we’d forget about their exchange website debacle that has compromised the privacy of applicants while enrolling only a handful of individuals. And, they don’t want us to concern ourselves with how this law will severely harm the doctor-patient relationship.
“Perhaps while she’s here, Secretary Sebelius could also explain to Georgians why the average cost of their health care premiums has skyrocketed: by 21.4 percent for a family of four; by 70.6 percent for a 50-year-old; and by a stunning 168.3 percent for a 27-year-old, the third highest rate increase in the nation.
“No wonder Democrats are turning on this administration and its signature law, Obamacare. Dozens of them have publicly expressed concern that President Obama made promises he just couldn’t keep and millions of Americans are suffering because of it. For our part, we will continue to fight for a total repeal of Obamacare. We will also continue to advance positive, patient-centered solutions that empower individuals, families and doctors to make medical decisions, not Washington, D.C.”
Congressman Tom Price, M.D., is vice chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. An orthopaedic surgeon, he spent more than 20 years caring for patients in the metro Atlanta area. For three consecutive congresses, he has proposed an alternative to Obamacare, the Empowering Patients First Act.
Governor Deal’s campaign sent the following email:
Yesterday, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson announced his intent to run against us. If experience has taught us anything, another Carter at the helm is not what Georgia needs.
And this is just the beginning. I have no doubt in my mind, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their big government allies will do everything in their power to turn Georgia blue in attempts to further their overreaching liberal agenda.
During Governor Deal’s administration, Georgia has become the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business and create jobs. We have also seen upwards of 180,000 private sector jobs created, and we’ve lowered taxes and balanced budgets. Despite the proven success of his conservative leadership, our opponents are dead set on destroying everything we have worked so hard for.
That’s why we need your help. A substantial primary victory is the only way to show these out-of-touch organizations that Georgia is not up for grabs.
MARIETTA, Ga. – A forum and rally were held Monday in response to the planned merger of two universities in Cobb County. The proposal calls for Southern Polytechnic State University to be merged with Kennesaw State University.
School officials have tried to reassure students about the proposed consolidation, saying that cost savings from the merger would be directed to the classroom.
“Any savings associated with the consolidation will be reinvested in the academic programs,” said Southern Polytechnic President Lisa Rossbacher. “This is not meant to be cost savings in order to cut the institutional budgets, individually or combined.”
ATLANTA (AP) – Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.
Carter’s decision resets the 2014 race as Republican Gov. Nathan Deal seeks re-election. Deal already faces two primary opponents and will now have to deal with a Carter campaign that is likely to grab national attention, be well-financed and criticize the governor’s ethics and leadership.
Carter said concerns about education and the economy were at the center of his decision to run.
“I’ve traveled around the state, and people believe our education system is on the brink. People believe the economy is not working for the middle class, and people want to see an honest government that works for everyone,” Carter said in an interview with The Associated Press. “As a state, we can’t wait four years to start getting those right.”
As the United States approaches the the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination the last words at end of speech President John F. Kennedy planned to give at the Texas welcome dinner on the night of 22 November 1963 have been released:
Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, and, indeed, to all mankind. Our duty is not merely the preservation of political power but the preservation of peace and freedom.
So let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation’s future is at stake.
Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause — united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future — and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance.
“I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva,” said Netanyhau. “I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. That the deal that is being discussed in Geneva right now is a bad deal. It’s a very bad deal. Iran is not required to take apart even one centrifuge. But the international community is relieving sanctions on Iran for the first time after many years. Iran gets everything that it wanted at this stage and it pays nothing. And this is when Iran is under severe pressure. I urge Secretary Kerry not to rush to sign, to wait, to reconsider, to get a good deal. But this is a bad deal–a very, very bad deal. It’s the deal of a century for Iran; it’s a very dangerous and bad deal for peace and the international community.”