Patrick J. Toomey
Tue, September 10, 2013
Pennsylvanians Worried About Jobs
Over the past three weeks, I visited 28 Pennsylvania counties. I met with business owners, students, and workers along the way. I hosted town hall meetings and jobs roundtable discussions with ...
Tue, June 11, 2013
Toomey Statement on Farm Bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2013
E.R. Anderson (202) 224-8609
SENATOR TOOMEY'S STATEMENT ON FARM BILL
Mon, December 03, 2012
How to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff
"... The vast majority of Democrats on Capitol Hill would prefer not to have to do anything on entitlements, would prefer, frankly, not to have to do anything on some of these debt and deficit ...
Wed, October 17, 2012
Don't Raise Income Taxes
Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector has played a crucial role in our state's economy since the early years of the commonwealth. From the steel mills of Pittsburgh, to the paper mills of York and St. ...
Wed, June 20, 2012
America vs. the Sugar Lobby
Posted by Senator Pat Toomey (Diary)
Wednesday, June 20th at 4:46AM EDT
It's not often conservatives and liberals, Democrats ...
Thu, June 14, 2012
Senate Must Repeal Medical Device Tax
For more than two years, thousands of workers in Pennsylvania's life sciences community have been waiting for Congress to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax imposed by President Obama's ...
Mon, February 06, 2012
Obama's Warped Sense of Fairness
The Morning Call
Sen. Toomey: Obama's warped sense of fairness
By U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey
As a parent, I try to teach my three children the value of ...
Thu, May 12, 2011
Toomey Proposes Balanced Budget
As I traveled across Pennsylvania last year, I promised Pennsylvanians that I would dedicate myself to two key priorities in the United States Senate: restoring economic growth and private-sector job ...
Mon, February 28, 2011
Toomey: Congress Must Lead on Debt
Washington's chronic overspending problem is becoming a national emergency.
Judging by the budget he submitted to Congress, President Obama is abrogating his ...
Tue, January 18, 2011
How to Freeze Debt Ceiling Without Default
Tue, December 14, 2010
Toomey Speech on Monetary Policy
Allentown — On Saturday, December 11th, Senator-Elect Pat Toomey delivered a speech on the country's monetary policy to Pennsylvania's Manufacturers' Association, the Keystone State's leading ...
Thu, August 19, 2010
More Taxes = Less Jobs
COMMON SENSE says that if you impose a massive tax on a product, that
product will be more expensive. And if that product is essential to a
particular sector of our economy, then we will ...
Wed, April 21, 2010
Stop the Spending Addiction
Every college student graduating today will leave their carefree university days behind with $30,000 of debt on their shoulders. No, I'm not talking about student loans, but their share of the ...
Mon, March 15, 2010
Government Policies Hinder Business Growth
As in the medical profession, when it comes to the federal government's job-creation efforts, the first principle ought to be "Do no harm."
As businesses and workers struggle in these ...
Wed, January 20, 2010
$700 Billion Bailout Turns in Congressional Slush Fund
If the Democratic-controlled Congress is looking for a New Year's resolution, here is a suggestion: No more bailouts.
The past year and a half was dominated by a string of taxpayer funded ...
Fri, December 04, 2009
Obama Should Act on Iran to Spare Us Next Afghanistan
In Washington, it is all too common for members of one political party to attack the position of the president from the other party, more or less automatically, especially when the president's ...
Thu, November 19, 2009
A Bi-Partisan Health Care Fix
THE HOUSE of Representatives has now voted for the largest possible
government takeover of health care, despite bipartisan opposition.
Thirty-nine House Democrats, including two from ...
Fri, November 06, 2009
Cap Trade Vs. PA:
We can protect the environment without losing thousands of jobs
Two important and interrelated events occurred recently that mean bad news for tens of thousands of Pennsylvania workers and families.
On Oct. 15, the federal ...
Tue, August 11, 2009
Government Health Care Will Wrap Patients in Red Tape
Over the past decade, Americans have struggled as the price of health care has soared at a much faster pace than workers' earnings and the general rate of inflation. In Pennsylvania alone, premiums ...
Thu, June 04, 2009
The Danger of One-Party Rule in Washington
It is natural for political parties to seek power. As a Republican, I root for Republicans to win as many elections as possible. But I hope I am objective enough to recognize that our country is ...
Wed, May 13, 2009
Welcome to Our Tent
THE GOP has plenty of room for honest debate
Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party provoked a firestorm of debate about the future of the Republican Party and its ability to become a majority party once again in America. Many on the ...
Wed, February 11, 2009
A Capitulation, Not a Compromise
Thanks to three senators, Republicans have lost an opportunity
The three Republican senators who struck a deal with the Democrats are touting the Senate's stimulus bill as a bipartisan compromise. In yesterday's Washington Post, Sen. Arlen Specter even labeled ...
Tue, December 30, 2008
Card Check Will Harm Workers
The nation's most powerful labor unions have been lobbying heavily for a law, misleadingly named the Employee Free Choice Act, that would take away workers' basic rights to a secret-ballot vote on ...
Thu, November 06, 2008
Swing Voters Not for Big Government
Barack Obama and congressional Democrats won big on Tuesday night, but they should not mistake their victory for a big-government mandate. The evidence tells a very different story.