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    Why It’s Time To Replace Mike Simpson

    Dear Red State community – the following OpEd ran in the Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho on Sunday, and I thought I’d share it with you here as well. – Chris Reader Comment: Why It’s Time To Replace Mike Simpson By Chris Chocola July 21, 2013 http://magicvalley.com/news/opinion/columns/reader-comment-why-it-s-time-to-replace-mike-simpson/article_c3793953-9d3b-55a4-a357-20a302cc6f07.html The Political Action Committee of the Club for Growth, of which I am the president, has endorsed Idaho | Read More »

    Why Ted Cruz is right and John McCain is wrong

    Why Ted Cruz is right and John McCain is wrong

    Senator John McCain and the mainstream media, are attacking Senator Ted Cruz (and Senators Lee, Paul, and Rubio) for objecting to going to conference on the budget resolution. Cruz’s objection is simple: he wants a public promise from the Democrats that they won’t use what is called “reconciliation” to raise the debt ceiling. Reconciliation is a special procedure that requires only 50 votes, not 60, to | Read More »

    On the GOP Establishment And Primaries

    Friends, I thought I would share this OpEd I wrote for the Kansas City Star, the home paper of incoming National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman and Kansas Senator Jerry Moran. Read it, and tell me your thoughts in the comments. How the GOP can avoid the next Todd Akin By Chris Chocola November 21st, 2012 http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/how-gop-can-avoid-next-todd-akin/ As Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran takes the reins of | Read More »

    Does the GOP want to cut spending or not?

    Friends, Here’s something interesting the staff at the Club for Growth caught last night. The Republicans were debating the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and various amendments were offered. We noticed that an astounding 95 Republicans voted against an amendment by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for a 0.27%(!) cut to the bill and we criticized them for doing so. A 0.27% cut would have kept spending | Read More »

    What Do Solyndra, Mexican Drug Cartels, And Enron Have In Common?

    Answer: all three received subsidies from the Export-Import Bank. Here’s the Club for Growth’s new web video: The Export-Import Bank is nothing more than a fund for corporate welfare backed by the American taxpayer. It’s time for Congress to shut down the Export-Import Bank for good. Chris Chocola President – Club for Growth    

    The Republican Party is playing a dangerous game

    There’s a lot to like about Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. It cuts some spending. It flattens the tax code down to just two individual marginal tax rates. It also includes some innovative policies designed to halt the unsustainable growth of health care entitlement spending. However, on balance, the budget is disappointing for fiscal conservatives for two main reasons: It waives the spending restraint that was | Read More »

    The Republican Party is playing a dangerous game

    From the diaries. There’s a lot to like about Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. It cuts some spending. It flattens the tax code down to just two individual marginal tax rates. It also includes some innovative policies designed to halt the unsustainable growth of health care entitlement spending. However, on balance, the budget is disappointing for fiscal conservatives for two main reasons: It waives the spending | Read More »

    The Club for Growth on the Ryan budget

    Yesterday, the Club for Growth released a statement saying that the Ryan budget was “on balance, a disappointment to fiscal conservatives.” We applauded the strong pro-growth reforms in the bill, but the reasons for our opposition were twofold: First, the budget doesn’t balance within 10 years, or for that matter, even 20 years. Our country is currently enduring unsustainable trillion-dollar deficits. We cannot wait until | Read More »

    Club for Growth PAC Letter To House GOP Leadership

    Friends, below is a copy of the open letter I sent today to the House GOP leadership today regarding the Republican primary race in Arizona’s sixth congressional district between Reps. David Schweikert and Ben Quayle. SENT VIA MAIL AND FACSIMILE The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House The Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority Leader The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip Dear Republican House Leaders: In the | Read More »

    It’s Time to Bring Lugar Home

    From the diaries by Erick I have an OpEd in the National Review today about the Club for Growth PAC endorsement of Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate in Indiana: “Earmarks,” also known as pork-barrel spending, are considered a “gateway drug” to corruption and bigger government in Washington. They got that well-deserved title because there’s a history of both Republicans and Democrats using earmarks as a | Read More »