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    America vs. the Sugar Lobby

    It’s not often conservatives and liberals, Democrats and Republicans, pro-growth conservative groups and the Teamsters agree on something. In fact, it’s almost unheard of. But when it comes to the federal government’s sugar program – one of the most egregious corporate welfare handouts in a long list of wasteful programs – these strange bedfellows have found common ground. For years, the federal government has kept | Read More »

    Mr. President, We Are Waiting for an Answer

    Tuesday night, the House of Representatives offered President Obama a deal he should not refuse. And yet, the president seems intent on doing just that. For many months, President Obama and members of his administration have warned that failure to raise the debt limit will result in economic Armageddon. As we approach the president’s Aug. 2 deadline, their warnings have grown increasingly dire and their | Read More »

    The Time for Action is Now

    As our country faces a fiscal crisis brought on by an unprecedented surge in deficit spending, it is clear that we do not have the luxury of kicking the can down the road and continuing with business as usual in Washington. Over the past two years, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress have tried to convince the American people that we can borrow and | Read More »