Saxby Chambliss’s Office Says I’m Lying

    I read from an email from the Republican Communications Director for the Senate Budget Committee. A listener to my show this morning called Saxby’s Washington Office and they said I was lying. Well, read for yourself what the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee say about Saxby Chambliss‘s proposal: It seems the G6 plan does not balance elimination of deductions with reductions of rates in | Read More »

    Saxby Chambliss’s Office Says I’m Lying

    I read from an email from the Republican Communications Director for the Senate Budget Committee. A listener to my show this morning called Saxby’s Washington Office and they said I was lying. Well, read for yourself what the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee say about Saxby Chambliss‘s proposal: It seems the G6 plan does not balance elimination of deductions with reductions of rates in | Read More »

    The Gang of Six Becomes Five. Coburn Bolts. Chambliss Stays.

    The “Gang of Six”, which is the group in the Senate trying to come up with bipartisan tax increases and tax restructuring to implement the Deficit Commission’s plans, is collapsing. Late yesterday, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn bolted from the group because the Democrats are unwilling to deal with restructuring entitlements in their quest to raise taxes. Two Republicans remain, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Saxby | Read More »

    The Gang of Six Becomes Five. Coburn Bolts. Chambliss Stays.

    The “Gang of Six”, which is the group in the Senate trying to come up with bipartisan tax increases and tax restructuring to implement the Deficit Commission’s plans, is collapsing. Late yesterday, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn bolted from the group because the Democrats are unwilling to deal with restructuring entitlements in their quest to raise taxes. Two Republicans remain, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Saxby | Read More »

    Bipartisan Mendacity

    If House Republicans vote for the bipartisan compromise, they should be driven into the street by the tea party movement and horsewhipped — metaphorically speaking. In reality, they should be primaried. What started out as $38.5 billion in cuts, turned into around $14 billion in cuts and a bunch of accounting gimmicks. Each new day brings new disgusting revelations. According to the Congressional Budget Office, | Read More »

    Bipartisan Mendacity

    If House Republicans vote for the bipartisan compromise, they should be driven into the street by the tea party movement and horsewhipped — metaphorically speaking. In reality, they should be primaried. What started out as $38.5 billion in cuts, turned into around $14 billion in cuts and a bunch of accounting gimmicks. Each new day brings new disgusting revelations. According to the Congressional Budget Office, | Read More »

    The President Will Offer Unicorns

    Today at 1:00 p.m., President Barack Obama will address the nation to talk about balancing the budget. Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told the White House Press Corp that Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a non-starter because the budget is not balanced. Carney failed to mention that Barack Obama’s budget does not balance either. In fact, it is Paul Ryan who is necessitating | Read More »

    The President Will Offer Unicorns

    Today at 1:00 p.m., President Barack Obama will address the nation to talk about balancing the budget. Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told the White House Press Corp that Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a non-starter because the budget is not balanced. Carney failed to mention that Barack Obama’s budget does not balance either. In fact, it is Paul Ryan who is necessitating | Read More »

    Deficit Commission Votes to Not Send their Plan to Congress

    The deficit commission has imploded. Under the Commission’s super-majority voting rules, the commission made recommendations that they themselves cannot agree to send to Congress and force an up or down vote. It is the Washington Establishment disease: we all agree we must do something about the deficit, but we are going to do absolutely nothing but talk about doing something about it. Looking at the | Read More »

    Who Made Them God?

    “If this plan passes we’ll be back at this in ten years …. The leviathan’s hunger cannot be contained unless we have the will to gut it.” To listen to the news coverage today, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have become deities. No doubt Barack Obama will be jealous. The coverage of this Deficit Commission plan is ludicrous. The reporters breathlessly reporting on it are | Read More »

    Who Made Them God?

    “If this plan passes we’ll be back at this in ten years …. The leviathan’s hunger cannot be contained unless we have the will to gut it.” To listen to the news coverage today, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have become deities. No doubt Barack Obama will be jealous. The coverage of this Deficit Commission plan is ludicrous. The reporters breathlessly reporting on it are | Read More »