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Local Republicans Respond to Obama

A response to the State of the Union speech, by three Napa County Republicans.

“When is enough, enough?” declared Kevin Hangman, Chairman of the Napa County Republican Central Committee. “How can the President think more government jobs are the solution? He has had three years to get it right, we are spiraling out of control!”

In the State of the Union Speech, Obama referred to savings from war spending. Obama said, “Take the money we’re no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home.”

“That is the most ridiculous statement,” said Pam Silleman, Napa Tea Party activist.

“War spending is not about U.S. spending from savings accounts; it is about the U.S. spending borrowed money. When war stops, borrowing for war stops. There is no sudden availability of cash. There is no half to pay down debt and half for nation-building. America is broke and living on credit cards. If and when war stops, the debt clock slows down a bit. Borrowing for war only slows down negative debt,” Silleman said.

“Where does Obama come up with this stuff? Who writes those speeches? The truth is, this speech was filled with recycled plans. His plans failed in year one. Then they failed in year two. And they failed again in year three. And these recycled plans will cause Obama to lose the White House in year four,” Hangman said.

 “The facts are simple," said. “Government does not fix problems. Hard-working American people in private companies across the U.S. are the ones who fix problems. Educating people in school and Community Colleges, turning them out into the work force equipped to be successful and supporting them in their success, that is what fixes problems,” Gentry added.

“It is time to reduce Government. Increase commerce and industry and put America back to work – without doing this, the land our forefather’s fought and died for will be a failure story like Greece” Hangman said. “We owe it to our kids and grandkids to fix this Nation and to reduce the debt.”

If you want to learn more about the Napa County Republican Party, contact Kevin Hangman at khangman@yahoo.com. To learn more about the Napa Tea Party contact Pam Silleman at pamsilleman@sbcglobal.net.  To chat with Doris Gentry, write to doris@dorisgentry.com

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Hangman, Pam Silleman & Doris Gentry

Leon Brauning January 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Obama need not look farther than his own employees at his White House for people to pay their "fair share"... http://news.investors.com/Article/599002/201201260818/obama-white-house-staff-back-taxes.htm "When you think that there is a problem with everyone else, stop, and look within."
Tom Emmons January 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Link after link doesn't make the answer simple. There is no one solution. Though small biz must be incorporated and recognized for it's contributions, there are other sectors of the economy as well. I think it dangerous to believe in an easy fix,
Doris Gentry January 26, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Thanks Tom, you are correct, nothing about running the US is simple or easy. I can sit here on my side of the TV during football and shout for the Coach to do this and that and this again - but down in the trenches it is another story. For that I concede to you - there is no simple or easy fix. But a good place to begin is empowering small business to grow and prosper, creating goods and services, employing locals and rebuilding our sagging economy. That is not simple or easy but necessary.
Michael January 27, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Where do we go to demonstrate for equality of work ethic? equality of delayed gratification? equality of character?
Pam Silleman January 27, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I long for the days when we could all just be NAPANS, not Democrats or Republicans, or green or rainbows or some other label used to divide us........ We are so lucky to live here; can't we all agree to get along and enjoy our beautiful city? That is one quality I have always admired in Doris Gentry...........she is always able to keep politics out of her emotions and truly enjoys working with everyone. I wish SHE would run for office, we would be so lucky to have someone like her serving the community in some form. LETS all bug her to do it........

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