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Does the Constitution Allow ‘Mandatory Spending’?

Does the Constitution Allow ‘Mandatory Spending’?

In 2013, $2.2 trillion of the $3.65 trillion budget will be on so-called “mandatory” spending — a Washingtonian euphemism for automatic spending. It just operates on autopilot, and even increases of its own accord as a function of the rising population that qualifies for benefits and built-in cost-of-living adjustments. But is such a design constitutional?

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Views on the News, Feb. 25, 2012

Views on the News, Feb. 25, 2012

Views on the news from a collection of sources, including: “Obama’s Declaration of Dependency,”  “The Obama Obfuscation Alliance,” “Prudence is Key to Reversing Obama’s ‘Soft Despotism,’” “The Real Obama,” “Obama Vilifies Fossil Fuels, ” and “Obama’s Failure to Lead.

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Santorum: Defense Cutters Need Remedial Math

Santorum: Defense Cutters Need Remedial Math

Rick Santorum understands what’s bankrupting the United States, and it isn’t defense spending as the anti-American liberals claim. As he points out, defense spending doesn’t even make up 20% of our budget, while unconstitutional social programs make up 60% of our budget.

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More Hogs Than Ever at the Govt Trough

More Hogs Than Ever at the Govt Trough

I think we all know there are a lot of pigs at the trough of taxpayer largess today, but you probably had no idea how bad it was. Though some people don’t want to think about where the money is coming from, a responsible, intelligent people must consider such questions. Contrary to liberal mythology, money does not fall from the sky. Someone has to work for it, earn it, produce it. And if the takers come to be larger than the producers, then you have a serious supply problem. As the 2012 Index of Dependence on Government reveals, we are nearing that point.

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If We Don’t Win We Lose

If We Don’t Win We Lose

Our adversaries believe they have stacked the deck by taking control of both major political parties which operate as two wings on the same bird of prey. They hope by nominating a progressive in both parties there will be no way for the forces of freedom to prevail. We are, “We the People” and if we will but turn and acknowledge the one who has given us everything, we have a chance.

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Memo to Romney: Whole nation is on government plantation

Memo to Romney: Whole nation is on government plantation

Mitt Romney has been taking a drubbing about his remarks in a CNN interview that he is “not worried about the very poor … we have a safety net there … If it needs a repair, I will fix it.” And then going on to say it is “middle-income Americans … that are really struggling” that are his concern. Getting off Uncle Sam’s Plantation is no longer a problem limited to our poor. It is a problem and challenge for the whole country.

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