Harper said the health care bill is an example of a “federal government overreach. It needs to be repealed or replaced.
“I don’t think we can repeal the bill without a Republican president,” he said, adding that a Republican-controlled House, which could occur after November elections, could have oversight through funding.
On the budget issue, Harper said the House, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s guidance, failed to produce a budget before this upcoming session. “Pelosi has had pathetic leadership. Spending is completely out of control and the best they can say is ‘It’s Bush’s fault.’
“We have a responsibility to balance the budget,” Harper said. “I understand putting the blame on the previous administration, but two years later, you own it.”
Madison County Herald