‘Mad Ducks’ should refill their Zoloft prescriptions.
Loathe as I am to link to Mickey Kaus* until after the California primary is over, the fact remains that I saw this Fred Barnes WSJ article via his site (H/T: Instapundit): Washington has never been held in lower esteem by Americans than it is today. Yet those in control of Washington—President Obama and congressional Democrats—are bent on enacting a series of sweeping domestic policy | Read More »
Dan Benishek: “Enough is Enough” Michigan’s 1st District
Leaving Behind 18 Years of Democratic Representation This past weekend, Americans For Prosperity sponsored the “Defending the American Dream” Summit. Hearing Sarah Palin, the keynote speaker for Conservatism, was of course the highlight. It was a wonderful opportunity to be there, listen and participate in an event which is part of a broad effort to take back our country. As I listened to the words | Read More »
Pelosi Spends Hundreds of Thousands on Travel, Alcohol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has squandered over $101,000 tax dollars on “in-flight services” on congressional delegations since 2008, according to new documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. Expenditures on Pelosi-led CODELs, the group’s report shows, include thousands for liquor, beer and wine. Receipts show purchase of Johnny Walker, Grey Goose, Beefeater, Maker’s Mark, Courvoisier, Dewars, Bombay | Read More »
Congress is Taxation Without Representation
We are speeding headlong toward a time when our Congress will have become just like Mad King George’s Parliament, that body from which in 1776 the American colonists separated with the rallying cry of “no taxation without representation.” Our national government is fast becoming just as unrepresentative of the people as far off Briton was when we went to war to become the United States | Read More »
Maxine Waters (D-CA) Insists on a Monument to Herself
An incredibly arrogant, venal and stupid move from an incredibly arrogant, venal, and stupid Member of Congress: A plan by House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) to ban “monuments to me” in this year’s appropriations bills has been sharply criticized behind closed doors by a senior Democrat who wants to direct $1 million to an employment center in her district bearing her name. Rep. Maxine | Read More »
Senate Budget Bill held up in Congress, delayed until Monday.
Repeat: “may.” Congress has an impressive talent at somehow managing to find new and exciting ways to spend your money. Senate bogs down over $410 billion spending bill WASHINGTON – The Senate, tied up in a fight over a huge omnibus appropriations bill, will have to pass a stopgap spending measure Friday in order to avoid a partial government shutdown. [snip] The huge, 1,132-page spending | Read More »
It’s time for a broadside on SCHIP
Congress is currently debating legislation that would force Americans to pay billions of dollars to take an unpopular taxpayer-funded program for poor children and expand it so that non-poor, non-children will be granted access to benefits. The program is the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a taxpayer-funded health coverage program that provides federal dollars to states in an effort to give children in working | Read More »