Robert Rector’s Study: Open Borders + Welfare State = Disaster
We’ve noted many times throughout the debate over amnesty that you simply cannot legalize so many low-skilled people without reforming the welfare state. Some people don’t like to hear it, but the reality of today’s redistributive society is that the higher-skilled population transfers a tremendous amount of wealth to the lower-skilled population in the form of the tax code, entitlements, welfare, and social services. Do | Read More »
What Spending Cuts?
We constantly hear about the age of austerity and painful spending cuts that are being enacted in Washington. The only problem is that they don’t exist. Earlier this week, the CBO published a report on the budget deficit for the first 9 months of Fiscal Year 2012 (October 2011-June 2012). The headline figure of the report shows that the 9-month deficit stands at $905 billion, | Read More »
Republicans Already Showing Weakness on Keystone Pipeline
Well, that didn’t take long. Just one week into the conference committee on the highway bill, Republicans are showing signs of caving on their insistence that the Keystone pipeline be approved as part of the deal. Throughout the past few months, we have been chronicling how Republicans have been apathetic to the underlying vices of the highway bill (S. 1813). They basically told the Democrats | Read More »
Support the RSC Budget Along With Ryan’s Budget Today
**Update: The RSC budget garnered 119 Republican votes, roughly half of the conference. Keep in mind that there are 176 members of the Republican Study Committee. Republican leadership members Cathy McMorris Rodgers and David Dreier switched their votes from yes to no in the last minute in order to thwart a Democrat plan to let the amendment pass by voting present. Yesterday, Congress voted for | Read More »