Congressman Steve Stockman

Representing the 36th District of Texas

Stockman urges Obama to learn from today’s refutation at the National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 7, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36) today called on President Barack Obama to order a transcript of today’s National Prayer Breakfast keynote address, frame it and hang it in the Oval Office.

The National Prayer Breakfast, an annual D.C. event that gave us President Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech, made history again this year with a highly accomplished black doctor directly refuting liberalism and ObamaCare in front of the President.

“President Obama urged us to take to heart what we heard today.  I hope he will take his own advice for once,” said Stockman. “Because what he heard was an accomplished, productive surgeon telling him he is destroying health care, destroying our economy and destroying personal responsibility.”

“Instead of bringing people together, Obama has spent four years trying to cut Americans up into warring factions,” said Stockman.

Dr. Benjamin Carson, a celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave a 25-minute long keynote address that directly refuted the key tenants of President Barack Obama’s liberal agenda – with Obama sitting just feet away.

Dr. Carson attacked political correctness as “horrible” and dangerous. Dr. Carson credited personal responsibility, not government assistance, for taking from a childhood of poverty to a lifetime of success.

Dr. Carson attacked fiscal irresponsibility, instead urging restrained spending.  “One of our big problems right now...our deficit is a big problem.  Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars,” said Dr. Carson as Obama watched.  Obama increased the federal debt by $5.8 trillion in his first term, the worst ever increase in a presidential term.

Dr. Carson went on to press for a flat tax, rejecting Obama’s call for higher taxes on higher earners.  ”When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see — I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he’s given us a system. It’s called tithe,” said Dr. Carson.  Carson went on to extol their fairness of the flat tax, under which everyone pays the same rate.

Dr. Carson also diametrically opposed ObamaCare, attacking the idea of government bureaucracy funding health care and instead recommending private health savings accounts.

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