In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama told Congress, “let me be the first to say that anything can be improved. If you have ideas about how to improve this law by making care better or more … [Read More]
President Obama’s takeover of America’s health care system has been a disaster from day one. Hard-working men and women here in the state of Georgia have seen their existing plans canceled and face premium rates increases as high as 198 percent. As a doctor and as an individual who has taken the Hippocratic oath, this is unacceptable. It is time for Republicans in Washington to stop talking about how they want to repeal and defund Obamacare, and stand up and lead the fight to do it. I intend to do just that.
JOBS & THE ECONOMY
The Un-Affordable Care Act has not only wrecked our health care system, it is wrecking our economy. I’ve heard from small business owners all across Georgia about the disastrous effects the law will have on their businesses. The answer to jump starting our economy is very simple; we must lower tax rates, eliminate burdensome regulations, and get government off the backs of our entrepreneurs and job creators. Until we do these things, and rid ourselves of the notion that we can spend our way out of this recession, our economy will remain stuck in neutral.
There is no other way to put it: Washington D.C. spending is out of control. On this President’s watch, the national debt has ballooned to more than 17 trillion dollars. Our debt is larger than our entire GDP and our nation’s credit rating has fallen below a AAA rating. We need a balanced budget amendment to force Congress to only spend what it takes in. Georgia families have to balance their budget every day and there is no excuse for the federal government not to do the same.
Veterans and Military
Veterans and active duty servicemen and women have put their lives on the line, night and day, to protect our families and our freedoms. These men and women accepted the call of duty, leaving behind their loved ones and life as they know it to protect the lives of others. When our soldiers return from battle, oftentimes they don’t receive the support and assistance they deserve. Simply put, we owe them more, both on the frontlines and here at home.
Achieving energy independence is paramount to restoring economic prosperity and ensuring national security. We must remove the regulatory handcuffs on energy producers, allow states more control of their resources, and fast-track drilling permits. An “all-of-the-above” energy approach to developing traditional and emerging energy sources will help create jobs and lower prices at the pump. Unlike Obama, who favors taxpayer-funded disasters like Solyndra to privately-funded projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline, I don’t believe the government should pick winners and losers.
Illegal immigration is threatening the very fabric of our nation. Liberal politicians on both sides of the aisle fail to grasp just how prevalent this problem is and its ultimate cost to our society. We must start by securing our borders and denying anyone who comes to our country illegally amnesty. I also believe we must insist that immigrants learn to speak English so we can continue to work together using our English language.
Social Security is a vital safety net for our seniors and disabled and we must do everything that we can to ensure the program’s solvency for future generations. For years, millions of hard-working Americans have paid into a system in and they expect–and deserve–to see a return. However, the cold, hard truth is we have been paying are now more in benefits than we collect for the last three years. We need to make real, common sense changes to this broken system in order to preserve it for our children and grandchildren.
As a lifelong Georgian, I hold the same traditional family values as you. I believe marriage is between one man and one woman, and I will not support any definition to the contrary. As an OB/GYN I know firsthand the value and sanctity of precious human life. I am proud of my lifetime 100% pro-life voting record and I am honored to be the recipient of the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee. On the issue of life and marriage, there is no compromise.
Owning a firearm is a constitutional right, not a privilege. I always have been, and always will be, a relentless defender of your 2nd Amendment right. As a proud gun owner myself, I have consistently received “A” ratings from the NRA. I will continue to lead the fight against the UN’s gun-grabbing treaty, which Obama supports. I will not cede any ground to government bureaucrats seeking to restrict a law-abiding citizen’s right to bear arms.
First and foremost, we must protect our citizens and interests from foreign and domestic attacks and maintain our status as a global superpower. At the same time, we must maintain the proper balance between strong national security and safeguarding our personal liberties. The brave men and women who serve in our armed forces deserve our unflagging support and must be provided the tools and resources necessary to succeed.
As a father of four and former Chairman of the Marietta City School Board, I know the value of sound education policy. Our current education system is failing future generations of Americans. In order to remain competitive in an ever-expanding global economy, we must provide our children access to high quality educational opportunities, and I believe that best happens at the local level. Education reforms need to revolve around competition and free-market principles. That is why I am a proponent of school vouchers, local control and merit-based pay for teachers.
Get to know Phil!
Congressman Phil Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he moved to Atlanta to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology. Phil co-oped his way through college, and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry. With a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Georgia Tech, Phil returned home to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gingrey completed his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a rotation during this time at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus.
Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Gingrey moved his young family to Marietta where he set up a pro-life OB-GYN practice. For 26 years, Phil built a successful practice and deliv- ered more than 5,200 babies.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Gingrey is working to improve healthcare for all Americans, protect our nation, create jobs, fight for the life of the unborn and improve education. He is committed to lowering taxes for hardworking Georgians and protecting the traditional values so important to Northwest Georgia.
Congressman Gingrey currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he utilizes his background as a physician to help shape our nation’s health care policy. He also serves on the House Administration Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight. Congressman Gingrey was also recently selected to serve on the Commission
on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission). During his previous terms in Congress, Phil has served on the Armed Services Committee, the Rules Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Science and Technology Committee. In the 110th Congress, Phil served as Ranking Member of the Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
As Chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, Phil works with 21 medical providers in Congress to develop patient centered, patient driven healthcare reforms focused on quality, access, affordability, portability, and choice. The GOP Doctors Caucus Members continue to utilize their unique experiences and medical expertise to help reform and strengthen the healthcare system in the United States. Congressman Gingrey has been a driving force in the fight to repeal Obamacare, and continues working hard to reduce waste and fraud in the Medicare system.
Join Phil for a GAGOP debate
The GAGOP is hosting several debates in the coming weeks and months. Please take a look to see when we will be in your area and join Team Gingrey in rooting on Phil for U.S. Senate. February 22, 2014 – … [Read More]
Did They or Didn’t They Meet?
The rollout of Obamacare has been described as “bungled,” “botched,” “abysmal,” and “pathetic” by everyone from Democrats to Republicans to private citizens to talking heads. Rollout notwithstanding, the law in and of itself is a nightmare. It’s hastily-written, deeply flawed, … [Read More]