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Andy Harris, Maryland's lonely Maytag Republican in Congress, has stepped in where Marco Rubio has been recently.

Sounding the same note on the same drum he's beat for, well, forever, he sent a transcript and link to his constituents. Debt .... Deficit .... Yellow Financial Peril.

The "MD" Andy attaches is not for "Maryland," as a proud member of Congress from our state, but rather refers to Marcus Welby and Doctor Kildare. You see, doctors know more about running the country than economists.

No water was harmed in the making of the video. It is here for anyone who cares to watch it ... it's short:

Of course, so is life. Feel free to comment even if you are not from Maryland.

Transcript below the fold.

Andy, who is an Obamacare-repealin' doctor for women, is worried sick about the deficit. In his words ...

February 13, 2013

Rep. Andy Harris Video Response to State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. recorded the following video response to President Obama’s State of the Union address immediately after the speech last night. While the President did not disappoint with rhetoric, his actions speak louder than his words. President Obama’s speech failed to outline a plan to rein in spending or get our economy growing again. House Republicans know that speeches won’t solve the challenges America faces, which is why they have passed a budget and are taking the lead to ensure the future we pass on to the next generation is not filled with uncontrollable debt


“President Obama had an opportunity to lay out bipartisan, real solutions to get our economy back on track and tackle America’s out of control spending problem.

“Unfortunately, his speech was more of the same – a my way or the highway - approach. He delivered the same empty rhetoric, along with passing the blame to others for his inability to get America moving forward. Instead of focusing on getting Americans working again, he instead focused on issues like gun control and climate change. 

“House Republicans have recognized the urgent need to tackle the economic challenges we face. America’s spending is out of control. During the president’s speech tonight, America spent $450 million dollars, much of which was borrowed from places like China.

“This has to end. We have a moral obligation to our children and grandchildren to make sure the future we pass on to them is as free and prosperous as the one our parents passed on to us.

“Families and businesses all over Maryland know that when times are tough, you figure out your priorities and cut back on what you don’t need. President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi don’t understand this simple concept. Just last week, Nancy Pelosi said that we don’t have a spending problem. Four straight trillion dollar deficits under the President’s watch clearly shows we have a spending problem.  

“Republicans in the House have done the responsible thing and passed a budget the last two years, budgets that put us on a path to fiscal responsibility. It’s time for real leaders in Washington who will address our challenges head on, instead of passing them on to our kids and grandkids. Thank you.”

Emphasis mine. At last look, America must be like China since about 8 percent of the debt is held there, and about three times that is held domestically. And, oh, Japan is like China since it accounts for about 6 pct.

For courageous Marylanders who would like to engage the good Doc in debate, he includes:


Originally posted to dadadata on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:35 PM PST.

Also republished by Maryland Kos.

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