Monday, October 1, 2012

David Rouzer offers up a rousing speech on the great divide between Republicans and Democrats



By VERNE STRICKLAND / October 1,  2012

DAVID ROUZER TALKS SENSE. COMMON SENSE. I'M NOT USED TO THAT IN THE SEVENTH NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT -- ESPECIALLY WHERE THE SPENDTHRIFT, WAFFLING DEMOCRATS ARE CONCERNED.

ON A RECENT OCCASION, I WAS IMPRESSED AS I LISTENED TO HIM WARM UP THE CROWD AT AN EVENT IN HIS HONOR AT THE NEW HANOVER COUNTY GOP VICTORY OFFICE. THE CANDIDATE WAS STRAIGHT, BLUNT, AND BOLD. I'M STILL GETTING TO KNOW DAVID, BUT I'D SAY HE IS ON A MISSION, LIKE . . . JESSE HELMS? 

I HEARD JESSE'S VOICE IN THAT DELIVERY. AND WHY NOT? SENATOR ROUZER SPENT YEARS WORKING WITH JESSE IN WASHINGTON. A LOT OF WHAT HE LEARNED HAS RUBBED OFF. IT WILL COME IN HANDY NOW.

Speaking at GOP National Convention - Tampa

Conservative Republican Congressional candidate David Rouzer for the record:

I’ve heard a lot of people say there’s no difference in Republicans and Democrats. Well, in North Carolina there is a big difference between Republicans and Democrats because we have held firm to our promise to the people of North Carolina that we would not raise taxes, that we would not put an extra burden on our families and businesses. 

We have to do the same thing at the federal level. And one of the first things we have to do when we get to Washington in January is repeal Obamacare.  Second thing we must do is extend the Bush tax cuts. All those taxes are going to increase on January first. Then we’ve got to go in and cut out these all these rules and regulations that are just suffocating this economy. Also, we’ve got to go back and take a look at health care and put in place measures that create more competition and more transparency so that we can have more affordable and more accessible health care options.


Another thing we’ve got to do is secure and save Medicare for the future.  And I want to talk about this a little bit because there’s an awful lot of misinformation out there about it. Medicare goes bankrupt in twelve years. If we do not . . . if we do not restructure and bring about some transparency and more competition, as things stand, it is unsustainable. 

Mike McIntyre’s plan on Medicare is the “do-nothing” plan – demagogue it until the election and leave everybody hanging after you get re-elected. That’s not taking responsibility. That’s not doing what’s right.  We’ve got to address these issues head-on. 


They  took $716 billion dollars from Medicare to fund Obamacare. And now they’re telling us that they are going to cut Medicare? They’re the ones who cut Medicare! There is a big difference between taking money out of a program to fund something else, and making reforms to a program so that you drive costs down.
And they claim that no money is taken from the beneficiaries, from any seniors. No – they just take it all from the providers.  All of us know someone who’s trying to find a doctor, but they can’t, because they can’t locate a doctor who takes Medicare anymore.

You know why they’re not taking Medicare anymore? Because the reimbursement the doctors get is so low that they can’t keep the lights on. So when Obama’s people take that $716 billion and put it on the backs of the providers, our seniors are going to have fewer and fewer doctors to got to.

So how’s that for quality care in this country? Well that’s where it’s going with Obama at the switch and Mike McIntyre running errands for the Democrats in Washington and here the Seventh District. It’s a sorry mess and we have to get out of it. Mike won't get the job done. I want to go to Washington to help fix it. For your sake.