Saturday, May 24, 2014

George P. Bush on running for Texas land commissioner VIDEO

George P. Bush on running for Texas land commissioner. Reaction to state of Republican Party

Born in Houston, George P. received his undergraduate degree from Rice University. After graduating, he taught history to at-risk students at Homestead High School in Florida’s Miami-Dade Independent School District and created its first speech and debate team that competed statewide. George P. then returned to Texas to work on his uncle George W. Bush’s presidential campaign and, in 2000, attended The University of Texas School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. After his clerkship for federal Judge Sidney Allen Fitzwater, George P. joined one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, as a corporate attorney. He subsequently co-founded Pennybacker Capital LLC, a real estate private equity firm, in 2007. Most recently, George P. founded St. Augustine Partners LLC, a Fort Worth-based investment firm focused on oil and gas transactions and consulting for private businesses.

In 2006, George P. joined the U.S. Naval Reserves through the prestigious Direct Commission Officer program. In 2010, he began an eight-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom under the Special Operations Command. Among other service decorations, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his meritorious service.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Weekly Republican Address Tim Scott 04/05/14 FULL TEXT VIDEO

. Weekly Republican Address Senator Tim Scott 04/05/14 FULL VIDEO

In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina talks about what he describes as the most important issue facing our nation today -- job creation.

Senator Tim ScottScott discusses legislation he's introduced that would consolidate duplicate federal workforce training programs and help the unemployed and underemployed learn new job skills.

"Unfortunately, Senate Democrats, for reasons I can only imagine are political, blocked its passage this week. Simply put, the American people deserve better than that -- a modern, efficient workforce development system is essential to our future," Scott says.

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“Hi, I’m U.S. Senator Tim Scott from the great state of South Carolina.

“As we all know, the most important issue facing our nation today is job creation. Unfortunately, it’s been that way for the last six years.

“But instead of tackling the causes of unemployment and underemployment, too many politicians are focused only on the effects and on making political points. We should without a doubt make sure folks get a hand up, but more importantly, that they have a solid foundation on which to stand.

“As someone who grew up in poverty, I know the hard choices facing so many families every night. And as a former small business owner, I know the importance of ensuring that the next generation of Americans is the most well-trained, best-educated workforce the world has ever seen.

“There are currently 4 million open jobs in America, including 65,000 in my home state of South Carolina. These are good jobs that for a variety of reasons, including a lack of workers trained for their specific industry, go unfilled day after day, week after week.

“That’s four million families that could sleep a little better at night and thousands of businesses that could become more profitable and offer more opportunities for their employees.

“So let’s tackle this problem head on. A more responsive and efficient system will ensure our workforce competes and wins in the 21st century. Less bureaucracy means more resources helping those in need, rather than getting caught up in the quagmire pit of red tape and regulation that big government creates.

“Instead of having 35 separate federal workforce training programs with expensive overhead and administrative costs, let’s simplify them into one flexible Workforce Investment Fund.

“Instead of throwing billions of dollars each year at these programs with no measurable end results, let’s give states and localities the flexibility they need to develop targeted plans to help low-income families, young folks, those with disabilities and of course the unemployed, the long-term unemployed and the underemployed.

“And instead of watching 4 million jobs sit empty, let’s make sure those who want to work are learning the skills they need to succeed.

“My SKILLS Act will do all of this. That’s why it has already passed the House of Representatives under the great leadership of Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and why I introduced it as an amendment to the Senate unemployment insurance bill.

“Unfortunately, Senate Democrats, for some reason – I can only imagine a political reason – blocked its passage this week. Simply put, the American people deserve better than that. A modern, efficient workforce development system is essential to our future.

“I believe in America, and I believe that our greatest days still lie ahead. The SKILLS Act is a straightforward, common sense solution for American families and for helping get America back to work.

“Thank you and God Bless America.”