The priority problem
The shutdown drama has given Americans an eye-opening look at our massive government’s inability to prioritize. If you take the apologists for President Obama and his Shutdown Theater performances at face value, the Administration assigns extra manpower to keep people out of national parks and memorial sites… and also has plenty of warm bodies available to facilitate an immigration rally on the National Mall. Great: the four-trillion-dollar | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s Missing Op-Ed
Congressman Paul Ryan penned an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal forging a path to “ending this stalemate.” What is amazing about this op-ed is what it fails to mention. Amidst the garrulous piece on Medicare reform, Social Security, and tax policy, there is not one word about the very impetus for this so-called stalemate – Obamacare. Ryan rightfully notes that this is “our moment | Read More »
This is the Strategy. Now Do It.
Conservatives need to push the debt ceiling fight off the front burner to after Christmas. Republican Leaders are begging us to merge the continuing resolution fight and debt ceiling fight. They covet this with all their mind and heart. They do not want a stand alone fight on Obamacare. They want to conflate it with the debt ceiling so they can do a grand bargain | Read More »
Obama’s Debt Ceiling Mendacity
Earlier today, the ever melodramatic president suggested that it is unprecedented for an opposing party in Congress to deny a request for a clean debt ceiling increase. He asserted that “nobody in the past has ever seriously threatened to breach the debt ceiling until the last two years. and this is the credit worthiness of the united states we’re talking about.” Actually, as Sean Davis | Read More »
The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land
Over the past few weeks, Democrats have indicated that they have no intention of negotiating over Obamacare, opting instead to shut down the government. They are justifying their obstinacy by asserting that Obamacare is the law of the land. Well, if that is the game they want to play, we should return the favor with the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, pursuant to the Second | Read More »
Wall Street Won’t Let Obama Default
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss White House admissions that Obamacare sign-up is having more than “glitches,” what a debt ceiling “default” would mean, and how Obama’s Treasury Department could still pay our debt even without a debt ceiling deal.
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Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling
Republicans are winning the shutdown fight, and Democrats know it. People turning on the news this week came away with the knowledge that it was about Obamacare and kept hearing that Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. They also learned that for some reason the President didn’t want Word War II veterans to tour their own memorial, and Harry Reid won’t turn the funding on for cancer clinical | Read More »
Obamacare Glitches and the Harry Reid Era
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the why Obamacare glitches are very dangerous, the debt ceiling and CR fight and why we are in the Harry Reid Era in Washington.
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Tech at Night: California Democrats are bonkers. How to fix patent trolls.
Good news! California Democrats think you can erase stuff from the global Internet just because you really really want to. This is magical thinking in law form. Telling kids they should run amok online because they can just erase it later, is insane. The Internet is dangerous and not for kids.
Again, the core problem with patent troll litigation isn’t with the court system, it’s with too many patents being issued. So the patent-holding tech industry may have a conflict in what it recommends to fix this. But seriously, the only reason patent trolling works is that so many bad patents get issued to begin with.
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A Drag On The Economy
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Something is dragging down the U.S. economy.
The Latest on Fight to Defund Obamacare
Earlier today, House leadership agreed to advance a budget CR that will completely defund Obamacare, and ship it off to the Senate. Now is the time for Mitch McConnell and Senate leadership to live up to their own promises. They must whip up full support from the conference to stick with the House CR. However, there are some points to ponder, which might leave you | Read More »
Make ObamaCare defenders know they’ve been in a fight
Consider this a companion piece to “Fighting the good fight against ObamaCare.” A few correspondents pointed out that bills to defund or delay ObamaCare are not likely to get past the Senate, and there’s no way President Obama will sign them. That’s a fair point… but it’s not a reason to give up without even trying. On the contrary, it’s vitally important to make the | Read More »
The Kabuki Theater of the Debt Ceiling Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the shuffling of the Dow Jones index, the coming debate over raising the debt ceiling and what Americans think Congress should do.
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The Latest on the Dog and Pony CR Plan
Today, Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced his new dog and pony CR plan to the House Republican Conference. They will ensure that the Senate sends a clean CR without defunding Obamacare to the president’s desk. The catch is that the House will vote to defund Obamacare in the CR, thereby saving members from an embarrassing vote, while splitting off the defund rider when the bill | Read More »
Republican Leaders and Their Changing Stories
Back in January, as Republicans geared up for a fight on the debt ceiling, House Republican Leaders assured their constituents that a continuing resolution was the way to fight Obamacare. Said one Republican adviser: “The debt ceiling is a terrible place to have the fight when you have the sequester and the continuing resolution…. There is so much misinformation about the debt ceiling, the word | Read More »