GOP Leaders: “Let’s Just Get Something Done”
Over the past few weeks, we’ve observed the Republican form of bipartisanship on display, particularly, with regard to Cantor’s deal to extend the Export-Import Bank. Democrats wanted the extension with a 40% increase in the lending cap, GOP leadership wanted a 13% increase, while conservatives wanted to wind it down. The grand bipartisan deal was finally forged, and the House voted to increase the lending | Read More »
The Cycle of Capitulation Continues
In the past, we have chronicled the cycle of capitulation that is so emblematic of Republicans in the 112th Congress. It goes like this: Democrats propose some odious and profligate legislative idea or budget bill and call for tax hikes as “pay-fors.”. Conservatives advocate that we uproot the entire premise of the destructive legislation by drawing a line in the sand on the principles that | Read More »
Some GOP House Members Beg Leadership for Ex-Im Bank Extension
Undoubtedly, as we pursue a limited government agenda, we face an arduous task in reducing personal dependency on government. Democrats have successfully created a scheme where almost half the population pays no income taxes, while 40% receive something from the government. Their relentless demagoguery makes it difficult to wean people off welfare and entitlement programs. However, there is a lower hanging fruit in the statist | Read More »
Question for GOP Leaders: How long halt ye between two opinions?
As Republicans, we have ridiculed Obama’s stimulus, bailouts, picking winners and losers, crony capitalism, Keynesian economics, European-style socialism, and Solyndra-style loans. Yet, there might only be 50 Republicans in the House who are willing to block a GOP effort to reauthorize a New-Deal policy that represents all of the aforementioned vices. Roll Call is reporting that Eric Cantor is negotiating with Steny Hoyer in an | Read More »