Reps. Salmon and Schweikert Call for Members to Vote Down Bad Rules

    Earlier today, Congressman Matt Salmon wrote an op-ed in the Washington Times echoing Erick’s call for conservatives to vote against the rule on bad legislation brought to the floor by leadership.  The underlying rationale is as follows: if leadership is bent on bringing legislation to the floor that needs Democrat votes to pass, the only way to fight back is by voting against the rule | Read More »

    The drive to defund ObamaCare: doomed, but useful

    House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is at it again, producing one of those antiquated “budget” documents that seem so painfully square to hip, swinging, money-no-object, deficit-reduction-means-tax-increases Democrats.  Washington stopped producing anything resembling the conventionally understood accounting instrument of “budgets” many years ago (you know, the green-eyeshade stuff where assets equal liabilities, and income more or less covers expenses) but even the silly deficit-riddled | Read More »

    What’s the Point of the Ryan Budget?

    This week the House and Senate will focus on spending measures for two different years, but they are both intertwined.  The Senate will vote on the House-passed CR to fund the government for the rest of the current fiscal year, while the House will introduce the “Ryan” budget resolution for FY 2014. With much anticipation and gusto, Paul Ryan will release his budget this week | Read More »

    What New Conservative Members Need to Know About AIPAC

    Roll Call reports today that teams of AIPAC lobbyists are fanning out across the Capitol in an effort to block sequester cuts for Israeli foreign aid.  We’re talking about a $155 million cut from $3.1 billion, for goodness sakes. Nonetheless, here’s a novel idea that would kill two birds with one stone.  Egypt receives about $1.5 billion in foreign aid per year.  Additionally, Obama is | Read More »

    Just Say No to Funding Obamacare

    On Wednesday morning, the House will vote on the Continuing Resolution  (H.R. 933) to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year.  This is the last opportunity to defund Obamacare before the health exchanges are implemented on October 1.  Conservative lawmakers, Jim Bridenstine (OK) and Tim Huelskamp (KS), submitted an amendment to the Rules Committee today to defund Obamacare.  The amendment was rejected.  | Read More »

    I am SOOOOooo Ticked Off

    So I read the latest, on Republican “compromises.”  I haven’t noticed the sky falling since The Sequester took effect, although I am told  it must have been a catastrophe.  Sec. State Kerry announced $250 million in aid to Egypt , since. The US Navy bought another four “littoral ships” for almost $1.4 billion ($1,378,350,912, to be precise, because we can price a ship down to | Read More »

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    If you live in the real world, you will notice that the federal government has destroyed our free markets, limited our freedoms, and denigrated our right to religious liberty – all before Obamacare has fully taken effect.  The federal agencies continue to promulgate rules and regulations that drive up the cost of the most vital goods and services to the point that most of us | Read More »

    Defund Obamacare Now!

    Defund Obamacare Now!

    Next week House Republicans plan to bring a Continuing Resolution to the floor, which will fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year.  If nothing is done to stop them, GOP leaders plan to put forth a clean CR that funds Obamacare.  This is unacceptable. With health insurance premiums skyrocketing, employers dumping workers from health plans, and new reports predicting trillions in | Read More »

    Defund Obamacare or Bust

    It’s really simple, folks.  Everything boils down to Obamacare. Do we really believe that Obamacare will make private health insurance unaffordable? Do we really believe Obamacare will bankrupt the nation and relegate the next generation of Americans to a dimmer future of less freedom and opportunity? Do we really believe Obamacare will create incorrigible dependency? Dow we really believe that Obamacare will lead to a | Read More »

    How Many Demons Can Dance On the Head of a Sequester?

    Our government is too big. The crisis of the moment, the so-called sequester, won’t do anything to change that. Our nation needs a plan to reduce government spending dramatically, rapidly, and in accordance with our needs. Until then, however, the sequester is better than nothing, and far better than any proposal to change it.

    Simmering Down The Sequester Talk

    The hysteria in Washington over sequestration is both strange and amusing. The president would like us to believe that cutting just over 2% of our $3.5 trillion budget this year will leave kids without vaccines, meat without inspectors, planes without air traffic control and streets filled with criminals and no police to stop them. Republicans, on the other hand, are wasting time blaming President Obama | Read More »

    Simmering Down The Sequester Talk

    The hysteria in Washington over sequestration is both strange and amusing. The president would like us to believe that cutting just over 2% of our $3.5 trillion budget this year will leave kids without vaccines, meat without inspectors, planes without air traffic control and streets filled with criminals and no police to stop them. Republicans, on the other hand, are wasting time blaming President Obama | Read More »

    YOUR OWN, PERSONAL SEQUESTER

    I went through my cable bill (actually, DirecTV) this month and knocked out what I really didn’t need and made a promise to not order any movies that weren’t available on Amazon Prime. When I was done taking a meat cleaver to my DirectTV budget, I had actually reduced my total monthly nut by 1.5%… The government “sequester” is a 1.2% “cut.” Do you see | Read More »

    A normal person’s (as in non-politician’s) perspective on the Sequester… Or How I Came to Love the Sequester

    Senator Everett Dirksen famously once said “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” If his billion here and billion there added up to $44 billion then he’d have been talking about the Sequester that seems to be everywhere in the news today. For those not familiar with the Sequester, it is the mandatory cut in federal spending set to take | Read More »

    February 27: A Day For Liberty and History (and 1400 Days Without a Budget)

    This Wednesday, February 27, marks some watershed moments of liberty in United States History: In 1922, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th amendment and a woman’s right to vote In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, limiting a U.S. President to two terms. In 1991, U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced live on television that “Kuwait is liberated”. On February | Read More »