Rand Paul: Congress Passed the 1.1-Trillion-Dollar Budget without Reading It

Here is Paul Ryan implicitly admitting the budget process wasn’t done the way the Founding Fathers intended but swearing Congress will change their ways next year. Paul Ryan failed to mention that Congress passed an anti-Fourth-Amendment bill to empower more spying on the American people. The spending bill was obviously a collaboration of Republicans and Democrats against the American people. The best you can say is that many Republicans voted for the bill without reading it. According Read more […]

Ben Carson, a Balanced Budget, and a Confused Media

Presidential candidate Ben Carson recently told Kai Rissdal of NPR’s Marketplace that he would aggressively balance the US budget. When asked about the budget, Carson said, First of all, recognize that it’s not that difficult. If we simply refuse to extend the budget by one penny for three to four years, you got a balanced budget. Just like that. So this is not pie in the sky, very difficult thing to accomplish. Having said that, one of the bugaboos that has kept us from reducing government in Read more […]

The Boehner Spending Surge

By the time he leaves office, John Boehner will have secured a legacy of negotiating immense spending deals. I wrote a few days ago about how some Republicans were upset because all their work on the budget was being ignored. CNS now reports on what Boehner has accomplished, “Debt Up $3,968,445,855,460.28 Under Boehner’s Spending Deals; $26,627.43 Per Worker.” Under the spending deals cut by House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio), the federal government’s debt has climbed $3,968,445,855,460.28, Read more […]

Mitch McConnell: Republicans Must Increase Spending!

The Tea Party handed power to Mitch McConnell so he can now publicly spit on them. After learning about how the budget process was completely and inexplicably derailed, this should come as no surprise to anyone. Mitch McConnell is now calling for spending increases. According to the Hill: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that he and the House Speaker are discussing a short-term government funding bill to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1. McConnell (R-Ky.) also warned his Read more […]

Collecting Record Plunder but Still Adding to the Debt

Despite an amazing amount of tax revenue in 2015, the government is still adding to the debt to the tune of $530 billion! Sometime in 2014 we started to get stories about how the deficit was “lowering.” Since the deficit is always adding to the debt of the nation, the fact that the deficit was lower one year than the year before meant nothing. The National debt keeps growing, and there is no plan to shrink it. If you tell someone their cancer is growing at a slower rate, that can be good Read more […]

There Are No Spending Cuts in Barack Obama’s Budget

Barack Obama’s budget is being described as lowering the deficit through spending cuts. All lies. As the budget gets unveiled, we need to remember that stupid “victory lap” that Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew took back in October, claiming to have lowered the deficit. As Bob Allen wrote, You know you’re doomed when your Secretary of the Treasury takes a “victory lap” simply because the Federal Government devoured an all-time record of citizens’ hard-earned money—and it still spent Read more […]

Dear Republicans, Good to See You Can Move if You Want To, But…

Nice public relations move by the Republicans. Now… let’s see if they go to the mat for it, or simply roll over when Harry Reid plays hardball. Also, it seems that you admit you can do things with the power of the purse. Wow. Well… that’s interesting. What is the budget for Health and Human Services going to look like? Will you finally de-fund Obamacare, entirely? How about the EPA, which is trying to regulate the stuff we breathe into the air each day, and to hamstring our economy and raise Read more […]

CBO Analysis: Barack Obama Wants Decade of Highest Taxes In U.S. History

I posted earlier about Barack Obama’s proposed budget. Now the Congressional Budget Office has come out with some analysis. According to CNS News: In the budget proposal he presented to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed on the American people, according to the analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office. Under Obama’s proposal, taxes would rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic Read more […]

Nancy Pelosi Attacking Paul Ryan’s Budget; The Sarah Palin Strategy Is The Only Rational Response

Naturally, Nancy Pelosi is desperate to distract the voters from the wreckage that is the non-Affordable Care Act. She thinks that Paul Ryan’s budget is the answer. From The Hill: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is arming Democrats in their fight against the Republicans’ latest budget proposal as Congress heads into the long, spring recess. Democratic leaders have decided that hammering the 2015 budget plan from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is a winner. With that Read more […]

Looking At Our Public Debt Crisis One Decade From Now

Ten years is not a long time. Think about what was happening on March 27, 2004. You probably can’t remember the exact day but you probably remember the TV shows you used to watch and some other general facts about life. Before you know it another decade will go by. 2024 is not that far away. From the Daily Caller: The fastest growing item in the budget is the net interest payment to the nation’s creditors, according to Republican staff on the Senate Budget Committee. With a current federal Read more […]

Congress Uses Budget To Secretly Defund Plan For Military Takeover Of CIA Drone Program

So, while defunding Obamacare is some kind of gross abuse of authority, defunding the Obama Administration’s plans to move the drone program from the CIA to the military is just fine for liberals. They can micromanage the executive branch through legislation and funding. The Washington Post reports: Congress has moved to block President Obama’s plan to shift control of the U.S. drone campaign from the CIA to the Defense Department, inserting a secret provision in the massive government spending Read more […]

Ryan Budget Plan Just Digs a Bigger Bipartisan Hole

The Paul Ryan-brokered budget deal passed by the House doesn’t really cut spending, doesn’t really reduce the deficit and doesn’t make a dent in your taxes. In fact, it’s hard to determine what the budget deal does except allow Congress and the rest of Washington to go on its merry way, burning bushels of money en route. Speaker John Boehner has lashed out at conservatives and the Tea Party for opposing this do-nothing plan. The only cuts that have been made to federal spending in recent memory Read more […]