With more Republicans in the new 112th Congress, highlighted by a GOP majority in the House, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is looking forward to more help with hamstringing the Obama Administration’s legislative agenda. Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday, Graham said allowing Democrats to have legislative victories on measures like “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the START treaty during the lame duck session; Republicans did not do themselves any favors.
Graham says, unlike the policies put forth by the present administration, he and his fellow Republicans don’t believe that more government spending is the answer to jumpstarting the nation’s economy. Graham says one of the initiatives he will be supporting is the repeal of healthcare reform. Graham thinks the fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act will be a long and arduous battle.
Graham says the housing market, in large measure, has the U.S. in the economic trouble it finds itself in, with many financial institutions granting mortgages to people who could not afford them. Graham says a correction to the housing market has to start with a change in the federal home mortgage entities Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.