Emerging Ryan-Murray Deal: More Taxes to Fund Obamacare and Increased Spending
James Madison was very adamant that the power of the purse be preserved in the body of government that is closest to the people – the House of Representatives – as a way to redress all grievances against harmful government interventions. We have a law that is woefully unpopular and universally regarded as unworkable, yet Republicans have made it abundantly clear to the Democrats that | Read More »
The Fix Is In
In case you missed it, John Boehner has hired Rebecca Tallent. Tallent worked for the left-of-center “Bipartisan Policy Center,” and is a serious amnesty advocate. She helped John McCain and Ted Kennedy during the Bush era on that disastrous plan. Here’s what is going to happen. Boehner will wait until 2014, after qualifying for all the serious challenges to incumbents is over. Then he’ll get | Read More »
Boehner Hires Fox to Guard Immigration Hen House
Here is the latest proof that the elected Republican leaders in Washington are cut from the same cloth as the opposition. Speaker John Boehner hired a new immigration policy director. Presumably, the Republican House leader would hire someone who will push an alternative policy to the Democrat’s insatiable quest for amnesty, right? Wrong. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is taking on a new and formidable | Read More »
The GOP: A Choice, not an Echo
Well, it appears that we are on the same page as the establishment with one important goal. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch “America needs a Republican Party.” Amen! We’ve been saying for years that America needs a bold choice, not a faint and pathetic echo. Unfortunately, it seems that Cantor plans to achieve that goal by counterintuitively acting more like the | Read More »
John Boehner in 2010 setting up my “We told you so” in 2013. #obamacare
And yes, I would like to take this time to remind the American people with regard to Obamacare that we, in point of fact, told you so. That’s then-House Minority Leader John Boehner pointing out in 2010 that Obamacare was passed in shameful fashion and in grotesque guise. He also noted that this entire “if you like your plan you can keep it” was arrant | Read More »
The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another | Read More »
Lockmart 1 – Obama 0
You know who is currently winning the Govt. Shutdown? It’s not the Democrats, it’s not the Republicans and it sure isn’t anyone in the Civil Service. Jim Gareghty suggested nobody will win at all. This would persumably be fine with House Speaker John Boehner who has quite vocally announced that “This Isn’t some d— game!” The White House doesn’t see things this way and has announced that they are happy with the shutdown to go on for a long, long time until Congress learns its lesson and obeys. Unfortunately for Team Obama, the enemy always gets a vote. As it has often been when the Democrats demagouge, the enemy is private business. Lockheed Martin Inc is not happy to have this shutdown continue. They’ve elected to match the Obama Furlough with the ongoing waves of Lockmart Furloughs. The 1st 3,000 are being told to go pound sand this Monday.
In response to this piece of news, the government just got a whole lot less shutdown. 350,000 employess who work for The Department of Defense are now WAAAYYY more essential than they (who am I kidding, we) were last Tuesday. In response to the possibility of the Military-Industrial Complex becoming a whole lot less industrial over the coming months of a prolonged shutdown, the management of Shutdown Kabuki Theatre has made the following announcement:
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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur to discuss the government shutdown in DC, why Harry Reid should be getting more of the blame for this and a shocking story involving World War II vets being barricaded out of their own memorial.
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Hold Your Ground and Shut John Cornyn Up
After three years of getting ready, yesterday the nation signed on to get Obamacare only to have websites across America crash. The ones that were not crashing were scam sites designed for identity theft. Amid all of that, if you tried to get Obamacare through an internet search engine, you probably got scammed. “[S]ome of these scam sites actually have better search-engine rankings than official | Read More »
The Path Forward
Republicans have spent the past few days leading up to the overly-hyped October 1 deadline negotiating with themselves. The House moved from full defunding of Obamacare to delay for one-year, in conjunction with repeal of the medical device tax. Then they passed another CR merely delaying the individual mandate along with eliminating the congressional exclusion. Then they passed a resolution attempting to go to conference | Read More »
The Effects of a Shutdown on Main Street and Wall Street
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the prospects of a government shutdown, the impact it may have on the average American and how Wall Street will react.
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Sitting Out the Battle; Fighting a Fake Fight
Over the past few decades, Republicans have approached primary voters during every election season with intrepid conviction and solemn promises to roll back the harmful big government policies of the left. After they win the election they do nothing consequential to actually change the rules of the game. Most Republicans are used to opposing something so long as the opposition is only ceremonial. They never | Read More »
Fighting Democrats With One Arm Tied and a Knife in Our Backs
Here are some inviolable facts: Obamacare is ubiquitously unpopular Obamacare will become entrenched once it is implemented like every other entitlement of the past century Kathleen Sibelius already admitted that Obamacare would be devastated by the House defund bill. That is the only plan to actually uproot the law “root and branch.” Republicans control the House, the branch of government that must commence the process | Read More »
@BarackObama would rather meet with latest Iranian figurehead than John Boehner.
I’m using this tweet from Dan McLaughlin (with his permission) because, really, what else is there to say? However: http://t.co/rn8CYjI2Iy RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Pres. Obama calls Rep. Boehner, says he won’t negotiate on debt limit. — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 20, 2013
The Battle to be Virginia’s Next Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the Republican fight in Congress to defund Obamacare in the CR, if the debt ceiling fight may be a better avenue for a standoff and the knock-down drag out battle for the governor’s mansion in Virginia.
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