New old blood

    Republican Representative-elect Mike Fitzpatrick may have beaten an incumbent when he ousted two term Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy in Pa.’s 8th District, but he isn’t new to the game.  Fitzpatrick was the freshman congressman Murphy beat to take over in 2006.

    Fitzpatrick, who successfully battled colon cancer while away from Congress, laid out his plans for office in an article in the Bucks County Courier Times.  In short, he’s focusing on the following areas:

    Make existing tax rates permanent.
    Repeal “certain provisions of Obamacare.”
    Roll back spending to 2008 pre-stimulus levels.
    An across the board reduction in the federal work force, “with the exception of the military, given the commitments we’ve made abroad.”
    Eliminate congressional pensions.

    Will the new Republican majority in the House be able to tackle these, their core issues, this term?  Let us know what you think and feed The Feed.

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