Aren’t you glad that the majority of Americans have a “Republican” representing them in both houses of congress now? Aren’t you glad “Republicans” are in the majority in congress? I’m so glad of this, because now we don’t have to worry anymore about the relentless assault of liberalism and the out-of-control spending that comes with it.Read more ›
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One can only hope that whoever takes over for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) after he retires recognizes these defects, and can begin to move to restore normal order. The framers of the Constitution never envisioned a system where Congress has so little power to set the nation’s fiscal policies.Read more ›
We will never solve our political and fiscal problems if we continue in our present state of ignorance of the fundamental distinction between the federal Constitution and the State Constitutions.Read more ›
By rejecting the tough choices this week, Senate Republicans have guaranteed a future President will face much more difficult budget choices, as they try to explain how their actions support smaller, more responsive government, a claim that those who pay attention will find harder and harder to believe.Read more ›
You can tell a lot about someone’s priorities by sneaking a peak at their budget. From churches and charities to Fortune 500 companies and individual households, financial statements show true colors, not just lip service. President Obama’s recently-released budget is no different and it showed the world what we already knew — he’s a tax-and-spend liberal with out-of-whack priorities.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
“It takes 60 votes to do a lot of things in the Senate, but there are some things we can do with 51 votes,” said Senator Mitch McConnell. If he is truly determined to use the power of the purse, McConnell should get busy in the December funding bill — before the 2016 presidential election cycle consumes the congressional cycle. Take as many bites at the apple as possible.Read more ›