Why we won that budget battle and what it means for the war:

    Yesterday the GOP under the leadership of house speaker John Boehner agreed to a tentative deal with Democrats regarding the remaining budget for this year.The more I reviewed the details of the deal, the moreI have come to believe that we actually won a huge victory. By “we”, I mean the American people and the conservative movement.On the other hand, I am somewhat saddened and | Read More »

    Republican “Austerity”

    So, let me get this straight… After all the back and forth, pledges, promises, tough fiscal talk and discussions of shutdown… Republicans have agreed to pass another short term CR with a few billion dollars in cuts – all being jammed through tonight by voice vote and basically sight-unseen (classic Washington transparency). This to get us to next week. Then, Republicans are likely going to | Read More »

    Republican “Austerity”

    So, let me get this straight… After all the back and forth, pledges, promises, tough fiscal talk and discussions of shutdown… Republicans have agreed to pass another short term CR with a few billion dollars in cuts – all being jammed through tonight by voice vote and basically sight-unseen (classic Washington transparency). This to get us to next week. Then, Republicans are likely going to | Read More »

    Democrats’ Shutdown Spin Defies Logic

    From the diaries by Erick. The charge: Republicans are willing to shut down the government over the issue of Planned Parenthood funding.  Democrats and the media are making the charge and Republicans are denying it – arguing that, instead, the disagreement centers on the total amount of budget cuts.  But the GOP’s denial only feeds into the assumption that everyone seems to be buying into, | Read More »

    Democrats’ Shutdown Spin Defies Logic

    From the diaries by Erick. The charge: Republicans are willing to shut down the government over the issue of Planned Parenthood funding.  Democrats and the media are making the charge and Republicans are denying it – arguing that, instead, the disagreement centers on the total amount of budget cuts.  But the GOP’s denial only feeds into the assumption that everyone seems to be buying into, | Read More »

    The left was too preoccupied to make a budget

    Originally posted on Liberty Ink Journal Once upon a time, Nancy. Harry, and Barry almost completely controlled the government (except for that other branch which Barry ridiculed in his State of the Union speech).  They could crack the whip and get anything they wanted.  The bills didn’t even need to be read to get passed into law.  They passed the bills to see what was | Read More »

    Not a Big Enough Fight

    Since Republicans took the House majority in January I have been calling for our leadership to fight. We must answer the bell that was rung last November when the American people called us to fight for deep cuts in spending, for the full repeal of ObamaCare, for an end to taxpayer funding of abortion, and for a government that will live within its Constitutional boundaries. | Read More »

    Not a Big Enough Fight

    Since Republicans took the House majority in January I have been calling for our leadership to fight. We must answer the bell that was rung last November when the American people called us to fight for deep cuts in spending, for the full repeal of ObamaCare, for an end to taxpayer funding of abortion, and for a government that will live within its Constitutional boundaries. | Read More »

    The PEOPLE’S BUDGET!

    …yeah, you know what’s in it already, don’t you? That “People’s” bit is what we call a tell: a promise of big, honking wholesale confiscation of Other People’s (Not Really The Real People) Money.  And lo! – this is precisely what the Congressional Progressive Caucus wants to do: Increase payroll taxes. Both sides. Reintroduce the tax hikes on small businesses that were threatened last year. | Read More »

    The PEOPLE’S BUDGET!

    …yeah, you know what’s in it already, don’t you? That “People’s” bit is what we call a tell: a promise of big, honking wholesale confiscation of Other People’s (Not Really The Real People) Money.  And lo! – this is precisely what the Congressional Progressive Caucus wants to do: Increase payroll taxes. Both sides. Reintroduce the tax hikes on small businesses that were threatened last year. | Read More »

    None Too Rich or Too Poor

    During his 2008 campaign, B.H. Obama declared that no one should be too rich or too poor. He also pointed out that he believed in transferring the wealth. Spread it around. Paraphrasing, “Take from the rich and give to the poor”. But I find this rhetoric just a little odd when we see his plans in action. As president, Mr. Obama has declared war on | Read More »

    Exclusive Report: RSC Budget, Honest Solutions, Builds Upon Ryan’s Blueprint

    While Obama was rubbing shoulders with noted bigot Al Sharpton, House conservatives have been working arduously to formulate a coherent budget and stave off the impending debt crisis.  Earlier this week, Paul Ryan bravely offered the first steps toward achieving fiscal solvency and vitiating dependency on government.  Ryan’s diligence has provided the groundwork for a debate among conservatives as to how best reinstate the ideals | Read More »

    Exclusive Report: RSC Budget, Honest Solutions, Builds Upon Ryan’s Blueprint

    While Obama was rubbing shoulders with noted bigot Al Sharpton, House conservatives have been working arduously to formulate a coherent budget and stave off the impending debt crisis.  Earlier this week, Paul Ryan bravely offered the first steps toward achieving fiscal solvency and vitiating dependency on government.  Ryan’s diligence has provided the groundwork for a debate among conservatives as to how best reinstate the ideals | Read More »

    Why a Government Shutdown is Not a Bad Thing

    The same media and Democrat communications apparati (but I repeat myself) that have been claiming that the Republican-proposed budget would kill 700,000 children are now wringing their hands about a looming “government shutdown,” which we may assume would be fictively responsible for an astronomically higher number of deaths than a federal budget that spends 98.4% of what was spent the previous year. If passing a | Read More »

    Democrats may get around to alternative budget proposal.

    Emphasis on ‘may:’ they’re considering coming up with an alternative to the GOP budget plan that was released today.  If the Democrats feel like it.  And if Ranking Budget Member Chris Van Hollen can get his head around the big numbers involved.  That’s not guaranteed, given that Van Hollen’s past experience with big, scary numbers shows that he has a bad tendency to go full-bore | Read More »

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