Will House Democrats Ignore the Transparency Measure they Unanimously Voted to Approve?
Yesterday, Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, submitted a motion that would have instructed members of the House/Senate conference finalizing the “stimulus” bill to make the final conference agreement available online “in an electronic, searchable, and downloadable form for at least 48 hours” before the House and Senate took their final votes on the borrow-and-spend monstrosity. 236 Democrats voted in | Read More »
More about that “Caterpillar CEO” who allegedly (and conveniently) promised BHO he would rehire “some” workers if “stimulus” passes
He’s a member of the President’s economic advisory team (h/t mjm1 in the comments of my earlier post on the subject). According to the Peoria Journal-Star: Caterpillar Inc. Chairman Jim Owens…on Friday was named to a team of economic advisers who will advise President Barack Obama on ways to boost the economy and help the country out of the recession. Owens was one of 16 | Read More »
The NEXT Big Infrastructure Bill
Glenn Reynolds asks a good question: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR LAST BIG “INFRASTRUCTURE” BILL? Everyone seems to have forgotten that just three years ago, in August 2005, Congress enacted the biggest federal public works program in American history, spending a massive $286.4 billion on the 2005 highway bill. At that time, President Bush and congressional leaders from both parties told us that the new highway | Read More »
Obama Appoints Tax Cop to ‘Improve Government Performance’
During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to go through the federal budget ‘line by line’ to root out waste. Today he announced the hiring of an experienced federal management expert to help him do that: As the first Chief Performance Officer, working with Peter Orszag and Rob Nabors at the Office of Management and Budget, Nancy Killefer is uniquely qualified to lead that effort… | Read More »