The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care
Many of you are convinced you can sit on the sidelines or quietly take the side of the Republican Establishment in the upcoming primary season. Many of you are convinced it does not matter. Many of you are convinced that the GOP will do the right thing once they have control. Many of you will be made to care by a Republican Party intent on | Read More »
Hope Yes, Vote No is Not a Winning Equation
Despite the fact that the Ryan-Murray budget deal passed the House with overwhelming support, it was not a slam dunk in the Senate as of late last week. Without Paul Ryan’s strong influence, individual GOP senators were leery of the deal. Even the defense hawks view this deal as ‘too little too late.’ The Senate whip count began with only one Republican – John McCain | Read More »
Union Bosses Outrage Members By Denying Them A Vote On Boeing’s Final Offer
Union leaders in Puget Sound exercise veto power over rank and file members Machinists union members in Puget Sound are “outraged” their local leaders did not give them the chance to vote on a final offer from Being last week. If members had been given the chance to vote and accepted the offer, work on Boeing’s 777X would have likely stayed in Washington State. Following | Read More »
Milwaukee’s Best: A Lesson In School Choice
As a Blogger, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many places around the country to learn about various issues. While it’s always exciting going to a new place, I admit to being a little torn upon finding out The Franklin Center’s School Choice Conference would be in Milwaukee. Not that there is anything wrong with Milwaukee, I just didn’t know anything about it and | Read More »
Sen. Pat Toomey (R, Pennsylvania) relates his family’s failed #obamacare exchange situation.
And ‘failed’ is the word: Just last week, my wife, Kris, tried to sign up on the health exchange website that’s available to us. Now, my wife is a very sharp woman, she’s a former computer software consultant. She’s also an amazing person and a great mom, but that’s another story. When Kris went onto the website, she typed in all our personal information and | Read More »
10 Reasons to Vote Against the Murray-Ryan Giant Spending and Deficit Increase
(1) IT INCREASES SPENDING BY OVER $50 BILLION DOLLARS. PERIOD. “New discretionary spending” would be increased by $26,300,000,000 this year, $21, 600,000,000 next year (fiscal year 2015), and $8,600,000,000 in fiscal year 2016. Thus, the total discretionary spending increases for three years is $56,500,000,000. This budget’s projections concerning spending in 2023 or any other out-year aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. Even the fake | Read More »
The Tragic Self Beclowning of Speaker John Boehner
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Speaker Boehner’s budget deal, rammed through the House in violation of his own promise, has been rejected by nearly all GOP Senators. His legacy will be a budget deal that passes the Senate will only Democrat votes.
Boehner’s Crocodile Tears for Amnesty
It is an odd fight. Such a weird little battle over meaningless and known outcomes. Conservatives, aware from press reports and congressional leaks, knew what would be in the Paul Ryan drafted budget plan. The conservative groups released statements in opposition to the plan based on what they had been told. But there was never any doubt about the Ryan plan passing. After the plan | Read More »
Up In Smoke
Hey, it’s only your tax dollars going up in smoke…
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The Broken GOP House
We’ve noted many times that the GOP Senate Conference is rotten to the core, as Harry Reid can count on a supermajority at any given time to pass liberal legislation. Many of us thought that the House was significantly better, although far from perfect. Sadly, the GOP-controlled House adjourned the 2013 session with a bust. Ever since the details of the budget detail were released, | Read More »
On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum
Today John Boehner held a press conference and said that the conservative groups who believed him when he said he’d hold the line on sequestration have lost all their credibility for believing him.His histrionics surprised a great many people.What he is doing though is strategic. John Boehner is trying to get the “us vs. them” battle lines drawn before primary season. He needs those lines | Read More »
Cruz Responds To Coloring Book Controversy
Recently a story made the rounds concerning a coloring book about Senator Ted Cruz published by the Really Big Coloring Book company. While the company didn’t work with Senator Cruz or his staff on the project, and have previously printed political comic books, that didn’t stop political adversaries of Cruz from associating him with the book. Today, Senator Cruz’s office chose to respond to the “controversy” | Read More »
GOP Aided by Democrats Attack Conservatives
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Close ally of Speaker John Boehner, Steve LaTourette, has created a Democrat funded super PAC dedicated to attacking conservative candidate. Is this a coincidence? Do you believe in leprechauns?
Washington State #obamacare exchange raids enrollees’ bank accounts.
Heck of a job there, Governor Jay Inslee (Democrat). Heck of a job. Shot, December 10, 2013 (all bolding mine): Four of the states with their own exchanges – Connecticut, Kentucky, Rhode Island and Washington – have sites that have run especially smoothly, becoming models for states such as Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois and New Mexico that are planning to launch their own sites in 2014. | Read More »
The Ryan Budget Fight is Partly Bill Clinton’s Republican Legacy
Everyone really should be able to admit it is the oddest and most nonsensical fight. The Ryan budget does raise taxes. It does fund Obamacare. It does break sequestration. And it does nothing to address the debt and deficit. It is a compromised can kicked down the road just to a further distance than normal. In doing so, though, it violates a lot of what | Read More »