The Debt Ceiling Deal One Year Later
As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the disastrous debt ceiling deal hatched late last July, it is worthwhile to reflect on what we have gained from that legislation. On August 1, 2011, the House passed the Budget Control Act with support of 72% of the Republican conference. The Senate followed suit on August 2, with support of 60% of the Republican conference. Buoyed by | Read More »
Fact Check: Ron Paul is Wrong About Defense Spending
During last week’s foreign policy debate, Ron Paul won accolades from the crowd when he professed that there are no real pending cuts to the military, just reductions in baseline spending. Here is the full quote: “Believe me. They’re cutting — they’re nibbling away at baseline budgeting, and its automatic increases. There’s nothing cut against the military. And the people on the Hill are nearly | Read More »
The Non-Existent Spending Cuts…Except for Defense
Yesterday, we observed the unique spectacle of a socialist president threatening to veto any bill that reinstates higher levels of spending. Did Obama just experience an epiphany? No. We are merely talking about cuts in defense spending. Those are the good kind of cuts. Throughout the entire supercommittee imbroglio, whenever Democrats or members of the media referred to spending cuts – to the extent that | Read More »
Key votes on Abortion, DADT, START, and Gitmo This Week.
Today, the House will consider two bills with some amendments that are important to conservatives. Abortion After a period of morning speeches, the House will finish work on H.R. 1216- the fourth bill brought to the floor that defunds mandatory appropriations for an Obamacare program. This bill rescinds all unobligated funds for graduate medical training programs created under Obamacare. It also subjects the remaining appropriations | Read More »