Articles By: Robert Romano

Does Congress Even Matter Anymore?

Does Congress Even Matter Anymore?

Congress is no longer an effective check on the Executive Branch. It is a radical assessment. Not one reached lightly, but it also happens to be true. What else can one make of President Barack Obama’s most recent usurpation of Congress’ constitutional powers, arbitrarily changing federal law and granting millions of illegal immigrants amnesty, and then Congress after a brief fit voting overwhelmingly to grant him the funds to carry it out?

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Why Even Have a Congress?

Why Even Have a Congress?

“Why even have a Congress?” That was Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning’s question on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called “net neutrality” regulations.

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Pro-amnesty march in Los Angeles (Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh)

Republicans May NEED Amnesty if They Don’t Stop Amnesty

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will find himself “on very thin ice” if he relies primarily on House Democrat votes to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill from the Senate.

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GOP Preparing to Cave on Amnesty

GOP Preparing to Cave on Amnesty

Senate Republicans appear all but ready to capitulate in the fight to prohibit President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children, with leaders offering a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Whacking Farmers with the Clean Water Act

Whacking Farmers with the Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers are at it again, seeking to regulate every puddle, creek, and ditch in America as “navigable waters” under the terms of the Clean Air Act — even though you probably couldn’t navigate a paper boat through them.

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Democrats: If You Want a Break from ObamaCare, Repeal It

Democrats: If You Want a Break from ObamaCare, Repeal It

If Senate Democrats really wanted a reprieve from ObamaCare, they would push for a repeal of it. Which is why Congressional Republicans should be forcing votes specifically and individually, on eliminating the individual mandate penalties, for 2015, and for every year after that.

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The Big Lie of ObamaCare

The Big Lie of ObamaCare

“[R]eform will finally bring skyrocketing health care costs under control, which will mean real savings for families, businesses and our government.” That was President Barack Obama writing an oped in the New York Times on August 15, 2009 entitled, “Why we need health care reform.” This was the entire premise for Obamacare. And it was based on a lie.

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Does the GOP Want to Lose it’s Fresh Majority?

Does the GOP Want to Lose it’s Fresh Majority?

In 2006 and 2008, Republicans were all but annihilated politically, losing both the House and Senate, and then the White House in very convincing fashion. The Tea Party gave them back control of the House in 2010, and congressional control was re-established completely in 2014. But will it last?

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How a Deficit Doubles Itself Into $1 Trillion in Debt

How a Deficit Doubles Itself Into $1 Trillion in Debt

The budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2014 was only $484 billion. In 2015, it will rise to $583 billion, after which it will return to below the $500 billion mark. There’s only one problem. It bears little resemblance to how much money the U.S. Treasury will actually need to borrow to pay for all of the obligations of the federal government over the coming years. In fact, in the 2014 Fiscal Year, the national debt rose by almost $1.1 trillion.

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The Budget: Obama or Reality?

The Budget: Obama or Reality?

The $3.99 trillion latest budget is available from the White House, and once again it is time to put on your rose-colored glasses. Apparently, when it comes to the budget and the economy, there’s Obama, and then there’s reality.

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