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Spending Goes Up But the Budget Doesn’t Balance

Rick Manning

The federal government released the good news that revenue collections have reached an all-time high with total receipts of $1.935 trillion from October 1, 2013 to the end of May. Yet, even with this unprecedented flow of cash into the nation’s Treasury, the October-May deficit is an astounding $436 billion with May’s deficit alone totaling almost $130 billion.

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Mark Levin’s ‘Liberty’ Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny

Publius Huldah

For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we “modernize” the Constitution by delegating to the federal government the powers it has usurped – so as to legalize what is now unconstitutional?

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Balanced Budget Amendments (BBA) Gut Our Constitution And Don’t Reduce Spending

Publius Huldah

While well-intentioned, all existing versions of a balanced budget amendment take the focus off the Article 1 Section 8 constitutional spending of the federal government and assume the federal government can spend taxpayer money on whatever it wants so long as the budget is balanced. This guts the protections the founders built into the U.S. Constitution.

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Feckless House Republicans: Punt on Debt Ceiling, Power of Purse

Robert Romano

Last August, before a partial government shutdown occurred in the ill-fated attempt to defund Obamacare, House Republican leaders were reportedly urging their conference to just wait for the debt ceiling, that that would be the time to achieve some concessions. Apparently, what House leaders finally determined could be accomplished on the debt ceiling was in fact nothing.

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Constitutional Convention Bills Pass South Dakota Committee

Bob Ellis

Two of three bills scheduled to be heard in committee dealing with an Article V Constitutional Convention were passed by the South Dakota House State Affairs committee Friday. One called called for a convention to produce a balanced budget amendment, and the other was to limit the authority of convention delegates. The third was deferred until Monday.

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Balancing the Budget?

Publius Huldah

The stated purpose of Compact for America, Inc. is to get a balanced budget amendment (BBA) ratified. Here is their proposed BBA. State Legislators recently introduced it in Arizona. The gap between what this BBA pretends to do - and what it actually does - is enormous. It has nothing to do with “balancing the budget” – it is about slipping in a new national sales tax or value-added tax in addition to the existing federal income tax.

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How to Balance the Budget

Michael Peroutka

In a recent conversation, a member of Congress told me that he thought the original Constitution was flawed because it did not require a balanced federal budget. Therefore, he was in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment and saw this as a way to limit the runaway spending of the Congress. I bring up this conversation as an example of what you might call "over-looking the obvious"—or "not being able to see the forest because all the trees are in the way.”

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How Democrats and Republicans Wasted Your Money in 2013

Bob Ellis

Liberals in both parties claim there is simply nothing left to cut from our oh-so-lean $3.45 TRILLION federal budget. Since "Republicans" are going along with effectively doing away with even the miniscule sequester cuts and spending even more of your money next year, it isn't just Democrats who are wasting your money, but also the "Republicans" you elected to hold the line on spending and the growth of government.

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Veterans Join: An Open Letter to Rep. Noem on the Ryan Budget Deal

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This is an open letter that will be sent to Congresswoman Noem from South Dakota veterans. If you are a South Dakota veteran and would like to be added to the list please comment here or contact Rich Hilgemman.

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Could Senate Republicans Filibuster Ryan-Murray Budget Deal?

Tom Toth

Senate Republicans have a decision to make. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the budget agreement negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). At this point, however, not enough republican senators have come out in support of the deal to ensure cloture and there are several reasons why there may end up not being enough.

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Texas shows the way on abortion

Star Parker

We now mark the one-year anniversary since important new regulatory restrictions on abortion were passed into law in Texas that protect life and make this nasty procedure safer for women that choose it. Its four major provisions require that abortion doctors have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles where they practice, abortion after 20 weeks of fertilization is banned, stricter controls on medically induced abortion, and abortion clinic facilities must meet the same standards as those of ambulatory surgical centers.

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What if Americans really knew their history?

Bradlee Dean

Can you imagine if the American people really knew their history? America would realize that her founders did not tolerate these tyrannical usurpations whatsoever. Apparently, America is still in need of a history lesson. A lesson that will be a hard one to learn.

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A Nation of Law, or a Nation of Anarchy?

Bill Wilson

Do we live in a nation of laws enacted by our duly elected representatives? Or do we live in a country in which a handful of elites can do as they please with no regard to those laws — or due process for those affected by them? This is the central question the U.S. Supreme Court must answer in the wake of Halbig v. Burrell — the court case that could derail Barack Obama's socialized medicine monstrosity once and for all.

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Boehner Border Bill Bites the Dust

Robert Romano

Failing to get the 217 votes needed to pass, Republican leaders on July 31 pulled the $659 million border supplemental off the floor of the House Representatives. Republicans opposed the measure as doing nothing to secure the border or prevent the White House from taking yet more executive actions to grant legal status to illegal immigrants.

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Sending Children to Their Deaths?

Bob Ellis

"Republicans want to indiscriminately return children to their deaths!" Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) said in remarks on the House floor on Friday, as members of the House of Representatives were forced to delay their August recess to deal with a border appropriations bill.

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