Meuser: Opportunity Lost

The past almost nine months in the U.S. House of Representatives has truly been a period of opportunity lost. January 2019 began with Democratic leadership having shut down the government, rather than engaging in a negotiation to strengthen our national and border security, as well as negotiate comprehensive illegal immigration reform. The opportunity was there – it was squandered. Why? Only one reason. President Trump would have received credit for this accomplishment.

Since then, nothing has changed. The U.S. House Democrats voted for H.R. 6, giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, and H.R. 1, a bill to provide for the complete federal government takeover of elections. These two bills will never become law, but did provide false hope to their base, including those here illegally. The opportunity was lost, and hypocrisy continued. We had an opportunity to reduce costs of prescription drugs, yet they filled their bill with “poison-pill” provisions such as propping up failed aspects of Obamacare and banning Association Health Plans (a clear attempt to congregate power in the hands of the few – i.e. the government, not the people). 

Democrat leadership also passed, with much fanfare, a bill to more than double the minimum wage, another bill going nowhere. This bill would, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and every other major study, lead to the loss of millions of jobs. They rail against deficit spending, never mentioning of course the $10 trillion in deficit spending during the Obama Administration, yet even still fail to pass a budget resolution out of the Budget Committee. This is hypocrisy at its highest level.

Further, the Democrats showed support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is an extremely hostile and existential threat to Israel. And to really show how out of touch and extreme they have become, they would not bring a bill banning infanticide, also known as born-alive abortions, to the House floor for a vote.

While all of this was taking place, they of course wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on the Mueller investigation to nowhere, which vindicated the President. Now they are fanning another media-driven flame by initiating an impeachment inquiry against the President. What we could have accomplished if Democrat leadership prioritized the people over politics and worked with Republicans is staggering: border security and illegal immigration reform – lower drug costs and lower premiums and deductibles for families – surprise billing – making the middle-class tax cuts permanent – passing a robust transportation infrastructure bill – promoting free, fair, and reciprocal trade globally – and passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other America-first (but not America alone) trade agreements, which will grow our domestic industry and agricultural exports.

The extreme left has overthrown the traditional Democrat party – the left wing has become the whole bird. They advocate for no borders, illegal immigrants receiving taxpayer funded healthcare, amnesty, reducing military readiness, government takeover of healthcare, infanticide, threatening Israel, and every big government program imaginable, including the Green New Deal. And, they are showing no regard for the Constitution. They clearly believe that since they cannot beat the President, they must impeach him; evidence be damned. This should be an outrage to all, regardless of party affiliation. It certainly is opportunity lost.

Congressman Dan Meuser (R-PA) represents the Ninth District of Pennsylvania

October 1st, 2019 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Top Stories | 19 Comments

19 thoughts on “Meuser: Opportunity Lost”

  1. Blah blah blah says:

    Relax everyone- Meuser did not write this op-ed, Mike Barley did.

    1. LoomerFanClub says:

      The guy got spanked on the internet by Laura Loomer. Now you ask, am I talking about Dan Meuser, Mike Barley or both?

  2. Damon says:

    BDS is good actually.

  3. JoyRide47 says:

    Total tool. Not to mention he’s a womanizer….

    1. The_New_Liberal_Lion says:

      Just what woman in her right mind would look twice at him? Must be some desperate redneck chicks out there.

  4. Meuser is a Clown! says:

    Let me get this straight. The Rs controlled both the House and Senate along with the White House and couldn’t get anything done. All of a sudden it’s the Ds fault according to Danny. Meuser, who complains about big government and deficits, needs to go back to selling wheel chairs to seniors and making millions from Medicare.

    1. Jerry K says:

      Isn’t it amazing that politicians like Danny can totally buy the Fox News version of reality?

  5. The Huckabeast says:

    Meuser – Do you realize you are propping up the Trump crime family? This is the most corrupt person to ever sit in the oval office. He needs to be impeached and the corrupt clowns Barr, Pompeo and Rudy G need to go to jail.

  6. Voice Of Reason says:

    Either (1) this goober never read the Mueller report (in which case he may believe it “vindicated” Pres. Trump, consequent to ignorance) or he read it and did not understand it (consequence to ignorance) or (2) he is lying

    Best case for him: He is ignorant.

    Where does the Republican Party keep finding these clingers?

  7. Good grief says:

    The Democrats in the house have passed over 250 bills this session. If this ignorant bigot wants to be mad at someone for not doing their job, he should direct his ire at Moscow Mitch, who has proudly refused to hold votes on those bills, including vital gun safety and election security measures.

  8. FormerGOPer says:

    This is a horrific article by PoliticsPA – will they give the Dems opportunity to respond? This is straight up propaganda.

  9. That_Jerry_Guy says:

    If only the previous, Republican-majority House of Representatives, had taken up any of these important issues.

    Whatever happened to the 2010 GOP Pledge to America? I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the internet.

  10. Steven B says:

    Meuser? Meuser? Isn’t he the guy that fills the WaWa coffee canisters every morning? If he’s doing more than that he’s fooling someone.

  11. JDog says:

    Meuser makes some interesting points. Only one question about this guy, How come so many of the comments on his Facebook page are hidden? He only allow comments from the people who agree with his Trumpy views? Thought he’s supposed to listen to all the people, even if he doesn’t like what they have to say. Don’t we pay his salary?

  12. Abe Lincoln says:

    Dan is full of baloney and a partisan hack. He could not polish John Kasick’s shoes who is a true conservative thinker of great regard.

  13. Bono says:

    Meuser obviously lives in an alternate reality.

  14. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    PoliticsPA has shamelessly joined the Trump propaganda machine and sold out truth and democracy.

  15. Slick Danny says:

    My question is, Does Meuser or Trump have more non-disclosure agreements, keeping secret, things that the public should know about?

  16. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    This piece of shit LIAR is an insult to America. You should be ashamed to print and promote this bullshit.

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