Sen. Jim DeMint: No More Short-Term Spending Bills
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) wasn’t among the handful of Republicans who opposed the two-week continuing resolution yesterday. But don’t count on his vote for another short-term spending bill. “If it wasn’t just two weeks, I wouldn’t have voted for it,” DeMint said on Fox News. “And, frankly, this is the last time I’m going to give them a two-week extension.” DeMint’s decision to oppose another | Read More »
Does Harry Reid Want A Government Shutdown?
If the continuing resolution is not passed by this Friday, the government will shut down — not that this is a bad thing. Everyone in Washington is claiming they don’t want a shutdown, but Harry Reid’s actions suggest he does. Instead of dealing with the continuing resolution when the Senate gets back for business this week, he will take up patent reform instead. The patent | Read More »
Tech at Night: Internet Tax, Copyright, Security, Net Neutrality
And now I really push the definition of Tech at Night, starting to write this at 2am. I’d originally planned to skip tonight’s edition, and instead just sleep. But I woke up, and sleep isn’t returning anytime soon, so let’s make the rounds of tech and policy. Some Democrats still haven’t learned the lesson of the PCCC. The far left alternative to the DCCC published | Read More »
, Consumer Federation of America
, Harry Reid
, Internet Tax
, Net Neutrality
, New York Times
, Search Neutrality
, Universal Service Fund
Reid not happy about Obama’s earmark ban pledge.
I don’t know why he’s bothering to yell at the President over this, though: the question of whether Harry Reid has the ability to get earmarks passed into legislation was abruptly settled last November. The House has banned them, and in case anybody was wondering whether the Republican base considers that ban to encompass the conference process where the differences between the Senate and House | Read More »
Let’s Take Barack Obama’s Advice on the Debt Limit
Back in 2006, as the vote on the debt limit came up, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Harry Reid all voted against it. Here is what I am calling on all Republicans to do. They should go to the floor of their respective house in the congress and, before pledging to vote against the debt limit just like Barack Obama did when he was there, | Read More »
Boehner dismisses Reid on Obamacare repeal.
The memo you are about to read is real. I did not write this. Background: recently, Harry Reid (in a moment of bravado), deigned to inform Speaker-designate John Boehner that he should not bother to pass a repeal of Obamacare in the House, because it would not succeed in the Senate. So there, neener neener, and similar big talk from a guy who just presided | Read More »
Re-Thinking the Filibuster
President Obama and Senate Democrats have recently floated the idea that it’s time to get rid of the filibuster. So the argument goes, the filibuster is an anti-democratic obstacle that prevents good government and rule by the will of the people. It’s a valid point. Come to think of it, the Senate is chock-full of anti-democratic anachronisms. First off, two senators represent each state, regardless | Read More »
Filibuster Reform – “The Quest for Absolute Power”
Liberals want to do away with the filibuster, in the name of “Filibuster Reform,” so they can have complete control over the Senate agenda in the next Congress. Before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took over his position as the most powerful member of the Senate, he was against filibuster reform. Now he is for it. The fight for so called Filibuster Reform is merely | Read More »
What Really Started the Financial Crisis?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss what the dead $1.1 Trillion Omnibus spending bill means for small businesses, and what really started the financial crisis. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you | Read More »
Repeal ObamaCare. Then, Let’s Do Something Really Radical…Try Freedom.
ObamaCare. No, it’s not dead. Not even close. Yet, with Monday’s ruling that ObamaCare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, there is some hope on the horizon that the foray into enslaving America in a government-dictated insurance scheme may yet be repealed, outlawed, or just thrown into the ash heap of really, really bad ideas. There is so much wrong with ObamaCare that it could fill an | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Harry Reid
, Health Care
, John Mackey
, Nancy Pelosi
, socialized medicine
, union bosses
, Whole Foods
Harry Reid hates Christmas.
Almost as much as Harry Reid hates working for a living, apparently: the word is out that he’s going to take all that legislation that the Democrats didn’t bother working on when they had a mere 59/41 Senate majority and make Congress work on it over Christmas break… when the Democrats will have a 58/42 majority. He is also blaming this on the Republican party, | Read More »
RedState Action Alert: Dissect the Omnibus
Senate Democrats unveiled earlier this afternoon a 1,924-page omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2011. Aides to GOP legislators on Capitol Hill have already begun poring over the $1.1 trillion package, describing the proposal as “a total mess” to Fox News. Republican lawmakers — including those in the lower chamber, like Speaker-elect John Boehner — are already vowing to help kill | Read More »
Today in Washington – December 14, 2010
Taxes and spending are on the House and Senate agenda for today. After the Senate passes the President’s tax deal, the House may blow up the compromise by changing the Death Tax. Later this week, Senate appropriators are reportedly trying to sneak through a massive new Omnibus spending bill. They are planning on offering an Omnibus Spending bill as a complete substitute for the Continuing Resolution, a bill to fund the | Read More »
Today in Washington – December 9, 2010
Today is a busy day for the House and Senate. The details of a final deal on the Obama tax negotiations have yet to be shared with Senators, yet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has told Politico that “I’m hoping that in the next day or two that we can be on that.” The American people have a right to see the final details | Read More »
Dems facilitating Indian Casinos.
The method is rather… elegant, in a certain sort of way: obnoxious, but elegant. What the Democrats are plotting to do is to finish passing legislation (that would appear in the continuing spending resolution that’s substituting for an actual budget) that would allow the executive branch of the government (in the guise of the Secretary of the Interior) to unilaterally take into trust land offered | Read More »