Thursday during a forum with senior citizens in Ottawa Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger was asked why he and his fellow establishment Republicans had failed to repeal Obamacare by a constituent. Kinzinger responded that the Boehner/Ryan lead House had voted dozens of times to repeal all or parts of the (Un)Affordable (No)Care (Unconstitutional)Act, but those efforts were blocked by Senate Democrats until recently, and that President Obama vetoed the one repeal measure that did pass the Senate, a veto Kinzinger reminded the auidence that Congress did not have the votes to override. It was a system that Kinzinger said the people could blame the Founding Fathers for. Kinzinger added that he understands people are upset that Obamacare hasn’t been repealed by that he “never promised anything that we couldn’t deliver.” David Giuliani of the Ottawa Times reports.
Republicans have controlled Congress since 2011, yet the Affordable Care Act and other spending programs remain.
This is something that Ottawa resident Daniel Foltynewicz pointed out to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, on Thursday during a senior citizens forum at Pleasant View in Ottawa.
“You were supposed to deliver. You failed to deliver,” Foltynewicz said.
“I get that you can be upset about that,” the congressman said. “But I never promised anything that we couldn’t deliver.”
When Foltynewicz pressed the congressman on the Affordable Care Act, Kinzinger said the Constitution contains a system of checks and balances.
“You can take that up with the founding fathers,” he said.
While Kinzinger has a technical point, he gets everything else wrong.
Obamacare is still around because spineless, unprincipled establishment lawmakers like Kinzinger have refused to fight to get the socialized piece of healthcare destroying garbage repealed.
Back in 2013 weeks before Ted Cruz lead an effort to defund Obamacare, Kinzinger was blasting the entire concept of using the power of the purse to begin to affect change, like Kinzinger, Boehner, McConnell and the rest had promised to do during the 2010 and ’12 campaigns(and would again in ’14). He said back then that any government shutdown or other defunding effort would end up cost Republicans control of the House and would keep them from winning the Senate in ’14. Well Ted Cruz did shut down the federal governments non-essential parts for a little over 2 weeks and nothing that Adam Kinzinger predicted would happen because of it came true, in fact the exact opposite things happened, Republicans held the House easily, and WON the Senate.
It is a real shame that Kinzinger is going to skate into another term as he has no opponent(even if the Dems did field one this district is too R for them to ever win), this guy is a real embarrassment.
During an interview Saturday on KWQC TV in Davenport, Iowa Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that there shouldn’t be a big public debate about healthcare, and she was referrring to Bernie Sanders and his Medicaid/Medicare for all plan of single payer socialized medicine.
Clinton also said she didn’t want her granddaughter living in a country where the economy worked for people at the top.
Clinton: I want to build on the Affordable Care Act. I want to improve it. I want to decrease prices. I want to cap prescription drug costs. I don’t want to start over again and I think thats one of the big differences between us. I don’t want our country going back into a big debate about healthcare. I want us to work to make the economy better for people.
Speaking of the economy, which the Clinton Crime Family has used to amass enormous wealth since leaving the White House from the world’s leading businesses, and tyrants and dictators, without creating anything, Clinton said, “(People are frustrated)The economy mostly working for people at the top and I totally get that, and I feel it too, because It’s not the county I grew up in. It’s not what I want for my granddaughter. I want to get back to America and the American middle class working for everybody.”
How she managed to say that with a straight face is beyond me.
Clinton’s camp is warning that Sanders would, with his single-payer proposal, upend the Affordable Care Act, the signature achievement of President Barack Obama and a longtime target of Republicans. It also said Sanders’ plan inevitably would lead to higher taxes on middle-income Americans.
in New Hampshire on Tuesday when former first daughter Chelsea Clinton told a group that “Sen. Sanders wants to dismantle Obamacare,” along with the federal children’s health care program, Medicare and private insurance.
Hillary Clinton supported her daughter Wednesday on ABC News.
“That’s exactly what he proposed” in the past, she said, referring to bills the Vermont senator has introduced, “to take everything we currently know as health care — Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP program, private insurance, now the Affordable Care Act, and roll it together.”
On Thursday the Senate voted on a bill that repeals large parts of Obamacare and defunds the nations largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Using budget reconciliation, the same procedural move used to pass Obamacare in the first place, Republicans voted 52-47 to approve the Obamacare repeal bill and Planned Parenthood’s defunding, only GOP Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Illinois’ Mark Kirk broke from their caucus, no Democrats backed the measure.
The bill now heads to the Republican controlled House where it will easily pass, President Obama has vowed to veto the bill.
Kirk has consistently defended tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood, despite undercover videos revealing that various Planned Parenthood clinics were selling baby body parts for medical research. Planned Parenthood at first denied the practice, then promised to end it.
Kirk’s campaign is confident they will win the Republican nomination next March, and have totally disconnected from GOP grassroots’ appeals to reverse his pro-Planned Parenthood position. At least two Republican township organizations have censored Kirk for his support for taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, but Kirk nor his campaign have indicated they are sensitive to or aware of the local organization developments.
This is the second time in recent weeks that Kirk has voted against defunding Planned Parenthood after undercover videos were released which showed the abortion provider breaking numerous federal laws relating to profiting off of the harvesting of baby organs, altering the means of abortions to get as many organs as possible, and of several possible cases of infanticide, killing a baby after it was born alive during an attempted abortion.
Kirk has said that because none of Planned Parenthoods baby body parts scheme took place at its clinics in Illinois he couldn’t support taking away the abortion groups federal funding.
Kirk has offered no explanation as of yet as to why he voted with Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin is trying to save the disastrous Obamacare law.
In response to Kirk’s vote his GOP primary challenger James Marter issued the following statement:
Senator Kirk voting again with Senator Durbin (D-IL) along Democratic Party lines, in spite of promises dating back to 2010 to repeal the ACA after it was passed. When a Vote finally occurs, Senator Kirk, votes NO. He is wrong for free markets and wrong for ILLINOIS!
Senator Kirk does not get that it is NOT OK for the Federal Government to demand of its citizen’s that they must purchase a “product” in a government manipulated and controlled market-place. A “product” which you cannot see, hear, touch, smell, nor taste, which cannot guarantee you any services, which comes with exorbitant ever increasing manipulated prices and deductibles, which no working American can afford. If one fails to comply, the formerly free American citizen, is now a criminal, subject to fines and imprisonment for failure to pay said fines, with the full force of the IRS bearing down.
What has our Senator in ILLINOIS done to stop it? He’s been in Washington 15 years now. We have an un-constitutional Un-affordable Care Act, violating religious freedom, killing Jobs and bankrupting working-taxpaying Americans, or forcing them to forgo healthcare they need, due to the high costs.
There are numerous common sense ways to solve the problem of health care costs and accessibility: tort reform, portability across states lines and portability from employer plans, individual access to group plans, health savings accounts, and opening prescription drug markets to competition. It’s a complex problem, mostly created and worsened by government intervention, it is time for a change and time for a candidate who can fix the problems to represent Republican values, who is RIGHT for ILLINOIS!
On Monday the teachers union for the Streator elementary school district abruptly walked out of a negotiating session with the school board and planned to hold a vote to strike on Tuesday afternoon.
The union was upset by comments made by the school districts attorney the Ottawa Times reports.
The school board and the union have been haggling over assessments, retirement incentives, wages, and their healthcare plan.
The district is facing a $600,000 a year tax on the healthcare plan offered to district teachers because of Obamacares Cadillac Tax and wants to make changes to the plan so that the district which is in massive debt, and facing a more than $2 million budget deficit, can avoid having to pay the Obamacare tax.
None of this is going over well with the union and could lead to a strike in the coming weeks.
The left ate the farther left Sunday in Ames, Iowa when Democrat frontrunner, and leading presidential candidate to be arrested before the Iowa Caucus in February, said that her main rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders(Marxist Socialist) would raise taxes on the middle class and end President Obama’s unpopular government takeover of health care, Obamacare.
Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Sunday that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and “scrap” President Barack Obama’s health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator.
Joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a fall barbecue, the front-runner said middle-class families “need a raise, not a tax increase” and she was the lone Democrat in the debate to commit to raising wages “and not your taxes.”
Without mentioning her main rival by name, Clinton said Democrats should work to build on Obama’s health law and not suggest “we scrap it and start all over again.” During the debate, Clinton questioned Sanders’ 2013 health care legislation, saying it would dismantle the law and empower Republican governors like Terry Branstad of Iowa to administer the health care system in each state. Sanders envisions a “single-payer” system that would be run by the states under federal rules.
This is really rich coming from someone who wants to raise our taxes and expand Obamacare saying Bernie Sanders isn’t progressive enough because he wants to take Obamacare to its final step right away, single payer government run healthcare, and raise our taxes.
Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has gone and stepped in it again.
In an interview this week with the Pontiac Daily Leader while continuing his assault against the House Freedom Caucus, of which you can expect more of on his appearance Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Kinzinger again lied about him being a conservative saying his “conservative credentials” are better than those of Donald Trump of the House Freedom Caucus.
“If you put my conservative credentials against Donald Trump, for instance, you’ll see I’m way more conservative than him. If you put my credentials against anyone in the Freedom Caucus, you’ll see we all basically believe the same things.
“The difference is the tone. And the difference is the tactics in how we get to where we’re trying to go. That’s where we need to come together as a family and realize that yelling and screaming is not going to be what wins a national election, but putting out a positive vision will be.
“When we’re fractured, we’re not effective.”
Since Adam Kinzinger keeps wanting to bring up his credentials lets look at them:
-Once said that Obamacare needed to be fixed not replaced
-Has previously backed raising the minimum wage
-And has tried to insinuate that he was a combat fighter pilot for the Air Force in Iraq when in fact he was a refueling tanker pilot by his own admissions(in 2010) and now pilots reconnaissance aircraft in the Air Guard.
Adam Kinzinger you make me and every other conservative and Tea Party member in the state of Illinois sick you lying fraud.
During an interview Thursday with Bloomington/Normal’s 1230 WJBC Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger continued his attacks on the House Freedom Caucus over the pending retirement of John Boehner as Speaker, and the dropping out of Kevin McCarthy as his replace, and the new opposition to Kinzinger’s preferred new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Kinzinger said that the House Freedom Caucus was “A strain of populist, not even really conservatives, but populist who kind of forgot the traditions of governing and the rules of the House.”
Since Kinzinger first lied to the Tea Party and conservatives to get elected in 2010 he has been all about pushing heavily for amnesty, continuing the cronyism of the Export-Import Bank, keeping the NSA’s spying of American citizens going, backing ObamaTrade and Sen. Bob Corker’s disastrous bill that is going to allow Iran to get a nuclear weapons, and has voted for everyone of Boehner and Mitch McConnell’s budget, debt limit and continuing resolutions deals that have funded Obamacare, funded unconstitutional executive amnesty, funded Planned Parenthood and its butchery of babies, raised taxes, and cut benefits to our troops and veterans .
That is being a moderate establishment Republican in name only who is a steadfast loyalist to Boehner and the rest of the House leadership and is indicative of someone who is part of the problem in DC not a part of the solution.
Kinzinger is desperate to have Paul Ryan be made Speaker so he and the rest of the establishment Republicans don’t have to run to the Democrats to unite around some loser so that the status quo can remain in power. We dare not have an actual conservative leading the Republican Party in the House of Representatives. We dare not, in Adam Kinzinger’s world, have a Speaker of the House who respects the Freedom Caucus, the Tea Party and conservatives and works with them instead of against them all the time.
The more chaotic the fight becomes to name a new Speaker the more you are going to see Adam Kinzinger and his fellow establishment hacks like Charlie Dent and Pete King completely lose it.
Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on a whirlwind tour on our favorite cable channel Fox News Monday where he continued his attacks against the Freedom Caucus and to slurp for the GOP establishments new it guy Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan.
On Outnumbered Kinzinger said of Paul Ryan, “He’s the only guy who can unite a pretty fractured caucus right now.” Kinzinger also said that, “If you can’t accept Paul Ryan I don’t know how we can get through this.”
Many conservatives have problems with Paul Ryan because of his past support for amnesty, having the endorsement of Luis Gutierrez doesn’t help, there is also the fact that Ryan has spent nearly is entire adult life in Washington and is a policy wonk to boot not a leader of anyone or anything. Ryan’s having supported TARP, Medicare part D, and the like in years past aren’t proving to be resume enhancers either.
To this criticism of Ryan Kinzinger said on Outnumbered that, “Unfortenetly I think there is a strain in the party that only accepts perfect and not good…They(Freedom Caucus) have to realize that there are 247 members of the Republican Party(in the House) not just 30.”
Earlier in the day on Fox and Friends Kinzinger was more pointed in his attacks on the Freedom Caucus saying that they had and are taking the speakership hostage.
“The reality is there is this group of people trying to hold the speakership hostage and there is a group of us that says that’s not going to happen. We need somebody to bring the party together not hold the Speaker hostage.”
Since conservative opposition to John Boehner forced him to resign, and with the subsequent withdrawal of his anointed successor Kevin McCarthy from the Speakers race, Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger as stepped forward as a leader for the moderate establishment wing for the Republican Party in their assault against the House Freedom Caucus, the 40 or so Tea Party conservatives, responsible for ruining the GOP establishments plans to continue to surrender to the Obama, Reid, Pelosi agenda.
Kinzinger and other establishment Republicans like Pete King of New York and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania are becoming increasingly vocal in their anger and displeasure at the House Freedom Caucus and the forces that are behind them including conservative organizations, talk radio, and the Party’s grassroots base.
These same moderate Republicans have been used by Boehner and McCarthy in the past to work with Democrats to pass continuing resolutions, and other budget and debt deals over the last 5 years so whats to stop them from doing it again to make sure someone they want becomes Speaker of the House, ensuring that the status quo remains unchanged and that those responsible for Boehner’s ouster and the ruination of McCarthy’s coronation are severely punished.
And Adam Kinzinger most certainly wants to punish the House Freedom Caucus and acknowledged he’s taking a leadership role for the establishment in an interview with Crain’s Chicago saying, “I’m a leader of the party, and I’m worried that we’re alienating the people”.
At the beginning of the month Kinzinger told the Chicago Sun-Times that the Freedom Caucus, talk radio, and conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks whipped up anger and dissent within the Republican Party and voters to raise money.
On Monday Kinzinger outright said on 1440 WROK in Rockford that the House Freedom Caucus has been hurtful to the Republican Party, saying “now they’re(House Freedom Caucus) willing to put our fights out in public and I think that’s been pretty hurtful(to the GOP).”
In a Tuesday op-ed in Crain’s Chicago Kinzinger said that talk radio, conservative groups, and the Freedom Caucus had hijacked the Tea Party label for profit and were destroying the party from the inside and wholly embraced John Boehner’s characterization of his critics as “false prophets”, while continually lying about being a true Tea Party conservative himself. In that piece Kinzinger also suggested that he was going to fight tooth and nail against the Tea Party, talk radio, conservative groups, and the House Freedom Caucus to save the Republican Party from them and welcomes all the slings and arrows that he expects to come his way.
On Wednesday Kinzinger was telling leftwing rag and favorite outlet of the GOP establishment Politico, in a quote that got picked up by Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review and read on air by Mark levin, said that he and the other establishment Republicans in the House were done giving compromises to the conservatives and that John Boehner’s scalp was enough, “The question isn’t on us, it’s on the so-called Freedom Caucus — I don’t call them the Freedom Caucus — do they want to be part of a united caucus, or do they want to continue how they are?” asked Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). “A lot of us say this, I respect them as legislators, and a lot of them are my friends. But they got the scalp of [Speaker John] Boehner, in their mind, and I think we’re done giving them concessions.” Of course this was before McCarthy would withdraw from the Speakers race due in no small part to the Freedom Caucus as a group backing Daniel Webster of Florida’s bid to be Speaker.
Thursday Kinzinger was telling 720 WGN‘s Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes that McCarthy was made to drop out of the Speakers race because the House Freedom Caucus had, “Made unrealistic demands of him.” Kinzinger also said that the House Freedom Caucus and their conservative allies had too much power and criticized them for their name say, “We’re all for freedom, you can call yourself whatever you want.”
Thursday night when asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer if the fight between GOP leadership and the moderates and the House Freedom Caucus conservatives was hurting the Republican Party, “I don’t think it helps…That’s been a concern of mine with the Republican Party is united behind our common principles so it doesn’t help, I think, to send a question to the American people about our ability to govern.” Later Kinzinger attacked North Carolina congressman Walter Jones over his advice to his fellow Republicans that the next Speaker not have any scandals hiding in their closets saying, “You know people haven’t taken him overly seriously in a long time out here(Washington DC).”
This is a lot of chutzpah for someone who is a major amnesty supporter and the co-chair of Jeb Bush’s Illinois presidential campaign. Is leading the effort to get the Export-Import bank brought back to life. Continually criticized anyone for wanting to defund Planned Parenthood during the continuing resolution fight last month. Regularly attacks Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Donald Trump and went after Matt Drudge over Obamatrade. Supporters the NSA’s bulk data collection of Americans phone records. And has simply lied to people since he first announced he wanted to be a congressional candidate in 2010.
Adam Kinzinger can think he’s going to lead to war to defeat the House Freedom Caucus and the Tea Party and that that will be his final stepping stone towards being Mark Kirk’s replacement in the Senate all he wants. But as the John Steinbeck wrote in Of Mice and Men, the best laid plans often go awry.