October 17th, 2009
06:00 AM ET
12 years ago

In Republican address, Brady attacks Democratic 'myths'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the weekly Republican radio and Internet address delivered Saturday, Texas Rep. Kevin Brady drilled down on three "myths" he claimed the Obama administration is perpetrating: that "no jobs equals an economic recovery, government-run health care will make it more affordable, and deficits don't matter."

Brady, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said he was pleased to see the Dow industrials close over 10,000 this week, but criticized the administration for not doing enough to fix unemployment. He said three million private sector jobs have been lost since the stimulus was passed in February.

The Republican then took aim at the health care legislation currently moving through Congress.

"The second myth, that government-run health care will make it more affordable?" Brady said. "Americans inherently know government interference drives costs up, not down." He claimed that the Democrats want to "allow the government to decide what doctors we can see, what treatments the government thinks you deserve and what medicines you can receive."

Brady said "our children and grandchildren will end up buried under a mountain of debt" if the Obama administration's fiscal agenda continues.

Read the full script after the jump.


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