No More Extensions of Unemployment Benefits
Amidst record long-term unemployment, Democrats are trying to extend unemployment welfare yet again. Will Republicans continue to obediently follow them in accelerating more creeping socialism? Or will last December serve as the Republicans’ final act to perpetuate unemployment welfare? Beware the doomsday TARP coalition of Republicans. Conservatives must be ever vigilant of those Republicans who are willing to vote for an entitlement program one last | Read More »
Nostalgia with ’95 Political Narrative Should Cut Both Ways
Republican leadership is waging a civil war against conservatives over the budget, due to their visceral fear of a government shutdown. Their inexplicable fixation on the 1995 political paradigm has traumatized them from repeating the alleged mistakes of Newt Gingrich and the 104th congress. Such a one-dimensional focus should logically dictate that we attempt to replicate the successes of that era as well. While the | Read More »
So, Which Murderers are your Taxes Funding?
As the budget battle rages on and as we continue to fund domestic baby-killers, do we have to fund foreign ones as well?! For years, the left wing foreign policy establishment has rapturously promoted the ‘Palestinians’ as the cause célèbre of our national security interests. Despite their unyielding commitment to terror, these supercilious ‘wizards of smart’ have credulously identified the creation of a ‘Palestinian’ state | Read More »
Duplicative Programs Cost More than GOP Cuts
Yesterday, we dinged Senator Coburn for his involvement in the ‘Gang of Six’. Today, we commend him for initiating a GAO report which exposes the contempt in which the statists view taxpayers. Conservatives have always known that the promulgation of government programs was not conceived from some genuine conviction of Keynesian economics, or a professed concern for the recipients. Most government programs serve the function | Read More »
Beware the Gang of Six
Imagine for a moment a private financial services firm caught running a ponzi scheme in which public funds were spent on lavish projects for the manager’s friends. Astoundingly, instead of incarcerating the perpetrators and returning the money to the investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) negotiates with the criminals. That’s right. The SEC collaborates with the criminal executives to force the public to contribute | Read More »
GOP Credulously Chooses Incremental Conservatism to Combat Perennial Socialism
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”~ Ronald | Read More »
Some Republicans Helped Defeat Anti-Spending Amendments
While the House Republicans have shown more austere leadership than the Senate, they are far from infallible. Ultimately, every Republican will likely support the final version of the CR (Continuing Resolution for FY2011 budget), however, a number of them are silently helping Democrats defeat some additional spending cuts through the amendment process throughout the week. Unfortunately, it is hard to focus the public’s attention on | Read More »
Rand Paul is Right on Foreign Aid
Unfortunately, we often work assiduously to elect an alleged conservative who upon assumption of office, vacillates between the right and the center. Thankfully, that has not been the case with Rand Paul. He has not wasted time being a timid, freshman, do-nothing Senator. In his first few weeks, he has had the temerity to push for private retirement accounts, reform of birthright citizenship, and has | Read More »
Do Republicans Have the Temerity to Hold the Debt Ceiling?
The Democrats have a habit of sabotaging our economy and then demanding that we pass their legislation to avert impending doom that would result from their original policies. Unfortunately, Republicans credulously accept their premises and acquiesce to the emergency legislative actions. We watched this unfold during the debate over TARP, in which Republicans naively bought into the notion that the Great Depression would return unless | Read More »
What’s Up with the Extension for Ethanol Subsidies ?
As conservatives, we understand that not everything that is dubbed as a tax cut is a good thing. Liberals are wrought to describe handouts as tax cuts and tax cuts as handouts. Thus, the extension of the regressive, job killing, price hiking ethanol subsidies are not good tax cuts and should not be extended. Yet, through all of the discussion concerning the deal on the | Read More »