Madison Herald – Gregg Harper calls for healthcare repeal while talking with business leaders

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 It needs to be repealed or replaced.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
8/31/10