Barrasso: Obama broke 'code of the West' on spending, healthcare vows
"Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) charged that President Obama and congressional Democrats “have broken their promises” on federal spending and healthcare, tapping into two issues that may determine whether Obama faces a divided government during the last two years of his first term in office."
10/9/2010 11:24 AM
IRS: We don’t have the resources to handle ObamaCare
" the waning days of the ObamaCare debate, Republicans warned repeatedly that the IRS would need thousands of new agents to enforce the new health-insurance mandate, and that the bill didn’t provide enough resources to fund them. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) estimated that it would take 15,000 new agents, while Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) said that the IRS would need at least $5 billion more than what Democrats allocated for the first ten years of the program. Now the IRS’ independent watchdog says Republicans were right, and that Congressional Democrats and the White House seriously underestimated enforcement costs:"
7/11/2010 12:00 AM
Obamacare at Three Months
"On the 100 day anniversary that Obamacare became law, which was Wednesday, Senators Coburn and Barrasso passed around a memo reminding folks that the law isn't actually good for America: ..."
7/9/2010 12:00 AM
AUDIO: Sen. Barrasso Conf Call: Sen. Byrd says 'Don't use reconciliation'
"And Sen. Byrd should know. Reconciliation is controlled on the front by the "Byrd Rule." Attempting to cram the health-care legislation through under reconciliation is an affront to the dignity of the Senate - let alone it being just a paper tiger. All Sen. Barrasso could add was, "The threat is real."
2/24/2010 12:00 AM