What’s Next for Doug Collins

The news that Paul Ryan is retiring could be a boon for Doug Collins. 

Gainesville’s finest congressman is currently the vice chair of the House Republican Conference.

Before Ryan’s news was official, the second- and third-ranking House Republicans were already allegedly jockeying for the Speakership. And with the increasing specter of a Democratic takeover of congress, the GOP caucus leadership could have even more turnover.

At the very least, Collins seems poised to be the next chair of the Conference–not a bad title indeed. Could he have an even better one in a few months time?

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I support Doug Collins for minority leader!

Lawton Sack
Lawton Sack

Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the 115th Congress: “In a town that can be both cynical and self-centered, today I witnessed my friend Paul Ryan not only talk about values but live them out. I want to thank the Speaker for his leadership and his friendship. He has led and will continue to lead our majority until the end of this Congress, and I look forward to working with him to complete our agenda. As he… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

As he leaves the House of Representatives after 20 years, I believe we as a nation are better off for his service https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53651 Over the next decade, federal debt will balloon from 75% of the nation’s GDP to nearly 100%. We haven’t reached those levels since 1947, when we had just financed World War II. The CBO is also calling B.S. on the Treasury Department’s prediction of 2.9% average annual growth in the wake of the GOP tax cuts. They’ve predicted 1.7% growth from 2020 onward. Over the next decade federal spending will exceed revenue by between 4-5% each year.… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

No snark. Believe it or not. You don’t think our 4 trill plus budget has a few bucks for entitlements and various social give-aways? The bulk of that budget is social spending in one form or another.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

But Ryan, the self-stylized deficit hawk, increased deficits by reducing federal revenues. Over the next decade, spending is going to exceed revenue by 4 to 5 percent each year. If we were pouring that money into investments like infrastructure improvements, research, or education – things that help the economy grow in the long-term – I could see the argument. But we’re growing deficits to extend billions in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, something that doesn’t help the US economy grow in the long-term and, quite frankly, probably hamstrings economic growth. If he enacted spending cuts alongside cuts to revenue… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Actually…discretionary spending accounts for only 15% of the budget

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

If you go through each year for the last 15 years, the “bulk” read:majority (greater than 50%) is defense spending.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

But Ryan can run a four hour marathon in three hours.

And he’ll return to full time living near the former GM Janesville Assembly plant he claimed to kinow so well that Barack Obama shut down when he was President in 2007.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

If polling continues as is…Cathy McMorris-Rogers could lose her seat. Thats one more he wouldnt have to leapfrog.