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Nan Hayworth, newly elected to Congress (R) in NY's 19th district , talks about her win and the Republican agenda for the House.
Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is embarrassing to listen to. She fills in all her sentences with "American people" in place of substance.
what a bunch of rhetorical BS from her... imo, she said absolutely nothing of any substance -- just a lot of fancy talk.
Congresswoman Dr. Hayworth is against the 2010 healthcare reform bill. Why not? The status quo made her husband and her quite well off through the large private Westchester medical group that her husband helped found. How many medicaid and charity cases do they treat?
good job, Brian.
Ms. Hayworth's analysis of the economic problems besetting America are that a bunch of unnamed people (those people) are slacking off and being rewarded while a bunch of other unnamed people (the good people) are slaving away, in obscurity, not being rewarded for their good work. Typical divisive sloganeering about a problem that doesn't exist in any harmful way.
Ever since Ronald Reagan, power has been taken away from the middle and blue-collar classes and handed to the rich. With the Citizen United decision even more power passes away to those who have the money to buy influence - that isn't Joe Shmoe middle class guy and gal. Check the economic data. All the wealth generated since Ronald Reagan, adjusted for inflation, has gone to the most wealthy 1/2 of one percent of Americans. Now we've handed even more influence to corporate America, whose companies earn more from overseas interests than here at home, and who have stockholders from all over the world. They have little incentive to do what is in the best interest of our middle and blue collar classes. They hide behind their so-called obligations to their share holders thus excusing themselves responsibility to do what makes sense for the other 99.5% of Americans. She claims she wants to empower those good people who work without recognition or fair return - just how is she going to do that? They don't have any money to finance her campaigns - they can't buy influence.
In this GOP rise, what lessons can we learn from the loss of Asian-American GOP reps like Cao and Djou who were ousted after only one term in congress. And what about all of the Teaparty women candidates like O'Donnell, Angle, McMahon, Fiorina , etc? In general women candidates have a harder time during a down economy, but do Teaparty women have it worst? What does this really mean for a Palin 2012 election? If Palin were to run, would she just distract us from the real issues if she isn't a viable candidate in the first place? It seems like the GOP is heading towards less diversity instead of more.
I will be one of Ms Hayworth's new constituents , after she is sworn in in January. I am glad that she is striking a concilatory note today. But it is unfortunate that she dismisses the work of the last 2 Congresses which rescued the country from a new Depression.She will soon find out what it like to make difficult , and ( I hope) responsible votes.
I don't think she said anything. Same as when I saw her at a debate. Babbling meaningless nonsense about the rich keeping all their money.
Your guest's comment about the "government versus the people" is inane poli-speak. The government is run by representatives of the people.
What will she cut first
She just said that she wants to keep govt out of our lives, so does that mean that she is Pro-Choice???
Excuse me!! Dow is UP, S&P is UP, NASDAQ is UP!!! Obama's policies have helped. Employment is a lagging indicator. Unemployment will go down due to the previously mentioned. She should know what she is talking about before making these comments that nothing has helped.
This person's lack of understanding of economics and the point of assistance to the less fortunate is breathtaking.
Where was her outrage when Bush was spending us into the ground?
Nan must have a degree in economics, no? That's why she can speak with such certainty about what Obama was supposed to do.
The press may go on about anti-incumbency fever, but I can't help but notice that once again most incumbents in the state legislature were reelected by wide margins.
Please ask Nan what she thinks of Greg Ball who won his NY State Senate race.That will tell me a great deal about her, and will make me either more or less comfortable with her win.
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