Tuesday, March 30, 2010

T-Paw on runaway Washington spending and the 2010 elections

On Wednesday at 7:15pm Eastern (6:15pm Central) Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will hold a Facebook townhall meeting. I'll be participating.

This morning the Republican from suburban St. Paul posted an article on Big Government entitled Stopping Runaway Washington Spending One Seat at a Time.

Last week, I had the honor of speaking to a robust group of conservatives in New Hampshire — and I saw a level of energy within our movement that I haven't seen in a long time. People are fired up. And not just in the Granite State. Everywhere I travel these days, Americans are standing up and declaring themselves ready to fight for the principles and values that made this the greatest country in history – principles and values that are under attack by the Democrats in Congress and the current administration.

Today, the federal government owns or controls the nation's largest insurance company, two of the three American auto manufacturing companies, the two entities that hold a majority of our mortgages, the entire student loan industry, wide swaths of the banking industry and now a major portion of the American health care delivery system.

Think about it. With his individual mandate, President Barack Obama and the federal government are now forcing Americans to buy a good or service simply for no other reason than they are alive. Their reform will lead to higher taxes and higher premiums – and not reduce the exploding health care costs that are the underlying problem of America’s health care system.

Let me put it bluntly: America is headed in the wrong direction.

We need to help good people running for office who understand that the federal government is overreaching and are willing to stand up and say, "Enough!" I've set up my Freedom First PAC to help elect those sorts of candidates to Congress this year.

Related posts:

T-Paw to hold Facebook townhall Wednesday night

T-Paw proposes Minnesota teachers reapply for tenure every five years

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