Friday, April 03, 2009

Congressman Mike Pence

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Indiana) said Rep. Brett Guthrie -- who introduced him -- is the first freshman congressman to chair a subcommittee in the House since Richard Nixon.

Pence thanked Bunning for standing up to the bailouts.

"I'm encouraged. I believe we are on the verge of a great American awakening."

"We walked away from our principles and the American people walked away from us."

"We need to be willing to fight for freedom and free markets."

He got a big applause when he said not one Republican voted for Obama's budget.

"We lost the vote, but I think we won the argument."

"We can't ask hard working families who played by the rules and paid their mortgages to bailout the irresponsible ones."

"The American people don't want to know 'what's in it for me,' they want to know what's in it for America."

Pence talked about a man who had lost his job but came to thank Pence the next day for voting against the banking bailout. He quoted the man as saying "I can get another job, but I can't get another country."

"This administration is poised to take away the rights of health care workers who oppose abortions."

"We've got to recognize that our current crisis is more than economic and financial. It's a moral crisis."

"If the foundations of personal responsibility fail, how can our nation stand?"

"The good and great people of this nation will rally to our cause."

Rousing speech. Very well recieved.