Beltway Happenings  
Aug. 8, 2010--Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), chairman of the House Republican Conference, appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" for a discussion on the economy opposite former Rep. Harold Ford (D).  Pence told host David Gregory, "Clearly the economic policies of this administration, however well intentioned, have failed.  And we've got to do something different.  And it's not just about preserving the tax relief of 2001 and 2003, David, it is also about beginning to embrace the kind of spending disipline and reform that will restore confidence to markets."  Pence also rejected the notion that President Obama has acted to transcend partisan politics.  "This has been the 'my way or the highway' administration," Pence said.  From the stimulus bill forward, Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the administration have slammed the door on Republican ideas, have slammed the door on bipartisan proposals..."

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