It’s Deja Vu All Over Again With Debt Ceiling Fight

    “ Once the Democrats know that the debt ceiling will invariably be raised, they have no incentive to play ball. The end result will be another raw deal that is worse than doing nothing.” There is much hullabaloo in the media about John Boehner’s shot across the bow in the upcoming battle over the debt ceiling this fall.  Specifically, Boehner warned that he “will again | Read More »

    It’s Deja Vu All Over Again With Debt Ceiling Fight

    “ Once the Democrats know that the debt ceiling will invariably be raised, they have no incentive to play ball. The end result will be another raw deal that is worse than doing nothing.” There is much hullabaloo in the media about John Boehner’s shot across the bow in the upcoming battle over the debt ceiling this fall.  Specifically, Boehner warned that he “will again | Read More »

    Radical, My A$$!

    Let’s talk about the national debt for a moment, shall we? I know, with all the other, sexier items in the news; the boring old debt conversation has sort of faded into the background. That fact is alarming. The debt incurred by the United States is big and scary, and nobody wants to talk about it until the debt ceiling needs to be raised. It | Read More »

    Vote Roundup from CJS Appropriations Bill

    On Tuesday, we noted that there would be many important spending cutting amendment offered on the floor to the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill (H.R. 5326).  Well, a number of conservatives offered amendments to cut or eliminate wasteful, harmful, and unconstitutional programs.  Most notably, we focused on Mike Pompeo’s amendment to eliminate the stimulus program – Economic Development Administration.   The House defeated most of | Read More »

    Vote Roundup from CJS Appropriations Bill

    On Tuesday, we noted that there would be many important spending cutting amendment offered on the floor to the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill (H.R. 5326).  Well, a number of conservatives offered amendments to cut or eliminate wasteful, harmful, and unconstitutional programs.  Most notably, we focused on Mike Pompeo’s amendment to eliminate the stimulus program – Economic Development Administration.   The House defeated most of | Read More »

    Legislative Alert: Abolish the Economic Development Administration

    Today, the House began debate on the first of the 12 annual appropriations bills; the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill (H.R. 5326).  So far, Republican leaders have agreed to abide by their pledge to bring these bills to the floor under an open rule.  This allows conservative members to offer amendments to cut more spending and eliminate wasteful and unconstitutional programs.  It’s the votes on | Read More »

    Legislative Alert: Abolish the Economic Development Administration

    Today, the House began debate on the first of the 12 annual appropriations bills; the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill (H.R. 5326).  So far, Republican leaders have agreed to abide by their pledge to bring these bills to the floor under an open rule.  This allows conservative members to offer amendments to cut more spending and eliminate wasteful and unconstitutional programs.  It’s the votes on | Read More »

    The Most Powerful People In Washington?

    I bet if you asked 100 people in DC who the most powerful people in Washington are you’d get a variety of answers.  President Obama would probably top the list, but he wouldn’t be my first choice.  I’d say that Wendy Edelberg and Kim Kowalewski should get that honor.  Who are Wendy and Kim and why would I chose them?  Wendy is the Asst. Director | Read More »

    Sign Letter for Open Appropriations Process in the House

    Every elected Republican came to Washington promising to slash spending and balance the budget.  Yet, when it comes time for the most direct way to enact those spending cuts; namely, the annual appropriations bills, most of them are missing in action. In an ideal world, Republicans should hold the upper hand in negotiations over spending bills. They enjoy complete control over the House, while Harry | Read More »

    Sign Letter for Open Appropriations Process in the House

    Every elected Republican came to Washington promising to slash spending and balance the budget.  Yet, when it comes time for the most direct way to enact those spending cuts; namely, the annual appropriations bills, most of them are missing in action. In an ideal world, Republicans should hold the upper hand in negotiations over spending bills. They enjoy complete control over the House, while Harry | Read More »

    Is the Ryan Budget a Joke?

    Last April, House Republicans released the Ryan budget for FY 2012 with much fanfare and promise.  The budget resolution was approved almost unanimously among the members of the conference, and they spent the subsequent spring months working on individual appropriations bills that reflected the goals and the spending levels established in that budget blueprint. Later that year, Republicans summarily jettisoned the Ryan budget for the | Read More »

    Is the Ryan Budget a Joke?

    Last April, House Republicans released the Ryan budget for FY 2012 with much fanfare and promise.  The budget resolution was approved almost unanimously among the members of the conference, and they spent the subsequent spring months working on individual appropriations bills that reflected the goals and the spending levels established in that budget blueprint. Later that year, Republicans summarily jettisoned the Ryan budget for the | Read More »

    Cost for Aborting Americans Insurmountable

    A montage of the finale of Jimmy Stewart’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Obama fails to see abortion as an economic issue, much less a moral one. The effects of abortion–“The George Bailey Effect:  Abortion-on-Demand and the Implications for America’s Economic Future—illuminates in one movie. “A Wonderful Life”, dictates any life failing to exist would have affected multitudes had the person lived to adulthood. A previous column appeared describing | Read More »

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    Revealing Video: Same Tired Rhetoric

    The above video from the RNC compares Obama’s 2011 speech on the House budget to Obama’s 2012 speech on the House budget. The orator in Chief is often accused of rehashing used talking points in speeches, both from lack of imagination, and due to the fact that, having failed to tackle any problems effectively, he constantly has to address the same problems. As you can | Read More »

    Revealing Video: Same Tired Rhetoric

    The above video from the RNC compares Obama’s 2011 speech on the House budget to Obama’s 2012 speech on the House budget. The orator in Chief is often accused of rehashing used talking points in speeches, both from lack of imagination, and due to the fact that, having failed to tackle any problems effectively, he constantly has to address the same problems. As you can | Read More »