Financial Expert Dan Celia: Congress Waffling on Taking Real Action for the American People on Health Care and Tax Reform Will Hurt the Economy
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Congress has a lot of work to do.
And for this reason, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the August recess by two weeks to “complete action on important legislative items,” according to Townhall.com, where financial expert and nationally syndicated host Dan Celia is a featured columnist. McConnell also blamed Senate Democrats for not cooperating with Republicans on confirming nominees.
All summer long, Celia has been telling his millions of listeners and viewers that a do-nothing Congress will hurt the economy. In fact, on Monday, Celia was a featured panelist on Fox Business’ “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” where Celia said that delays in action from Congress, especially on tax reform and health care, will affect the economy overall.
On Tuesday’s “Financial Issues” program, Celia noted that McConnell made a speech to Congress urging members to take action on health care because many American families have been hurt by Obamacare.
“What Mitch McConnell left out was that those who have forgotten the pain Obamacare has inflicted more than anyone are the Republicans,” Celia said. “The president needs to fuel up Air Force One and hit the road, going from city to city to talk about the need for health care reform and why this Congress can’t seem to get it done. I would start in McConnell’s home state of Kentucky, then travel to Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin, then head to the cities of those legislators who are up for re-election but delaying health care reform efforts. Go the people who elected you as president, Mr. Trump, because we have to get this done.”
Celia has been calling on Congress to work for their constituents in a real and tangible way before the now-delayed summer recess.
“Some lawmakers seem incapable of grasping the concept that their constituents sent them to Washington so they will work hard at the Capitol to pass an agenda that will help the people they work for back home,” Celia wrote in a recent op-ed for Townhall. “Congressional legislators must be mindful of who put them in office. We are at a place in our economy and in Washington that we need them to work hard getting legislation passed for the people who employ them. I hope lawmakers understand that working hard for their constituents means getting legislation passed that actually helps the people in their community.”
Celia leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM, www.financialissues.org) and focuses on important economic news and biblical investing during his daily, three-hour program, “Financial Issues.”Read more about Celia, FISM and “Financial Issues” here.
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