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15-Year-Old Wants Debt Limits on Government

15-Year-Old Wants Debt Limits on Government

Last week around midnight, a new “spending bill” passed the House, increasing the national debt by billions. This was John Boehner’s final act as Speaker of the House. The bill was reportedly enacted to prevent a government shutdown. Instead of allowing more spending, unnecessary and unconstitutional areas of the government should be cut

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Let’s Really Clean the Barn

Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind.

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Boehner In League With Democrats

Boehner In League With Democrats

The fact is this debt ceiling pact will hamper Ryan’s ability to limit the size and scope of government over the last 14 months of the Obama administration. It even led one member to accuse Boehner of being in league with the Democrats. So, what is Ryan going to do about it?

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Can Republicans Take Default Off the Table?

Can Republicans Take Default Off the Table?

Default should never be an option for any president, especially when the debt limit is reached. Why would House Republican leaders put their own members in front of such a political buzzsaw? By now, Republicans should know better.

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Which ‘Republicans’ Voted to Fund Planned Parenthood?

Which ‘Republicans’ Voted to Fund Planned Parenthood?

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.

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Washington D.C. Needs to Grow Up

Washington D.C. Needs to Grow Up

Adults set priorities. They make tough choices between things they need as opposed to those they simply want when deciding how to spend their paychecks. When beef goes up in price suddenly more chicken appears on the dinner table.

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Did Congress Accidentally Balance the Budget?

Did Congress Accidentally Balance the Budget?

The national debt has been frozen at about $18.15 trillion for almost six months, according to the U.S. Treasury. Did Congress accidentally balance the budget?

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Things Congress Can Cut in Financial Services

Things Congress Can Cut in Financial Services

Next week, the House of Representatives is taking up the appropriations bill for Financial Services and General Government. This is another opportunity for Congress to exercise its constitutional power of the purse through policy riders that can help limit the size and scope of government.

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Spending: 23 Things Congress Could Cut

Spending: 23 Things Congress Could Cut

This week, the House of Representatives is taking up the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. This is an opportunity for Congress to exercise its constitutional power of the purse through policy riders that can help limit the size and scope of government.

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States Need Budgets – but Enumerated Powers Limit Federal Spending

States Need Budgets – but Enumerated Powers Limit Federal Spending

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.

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