Does The Tea Party Even Exist?

I thought we had the power to shut down the government. What happened? I heard Paul Ryan interviewed today on NPR and I thought his reasoning was awful. He took it for granted that we needed to get away from the Sequester. No. We didn’t. From the Washington Post: Ryan, the Republican Party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, still engenders much respect in all ideological corners of the GOP caucus, and his plan won plaudits from senior Republicans for establishing a two-year framework Read more […]

Rand Paul: Mistake To Trade Sequester Cuts Now For Promises Of Cuts Later

Like Marcus Rubio, Rand Paul is opposing the new increased-spending budget deal that is being promoted in Congress by Paul Ryan and John Boehner. He released this statement:  “There is a recurring theme in Washington budget negotiations. It’s I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today [E.C. Segar. Popeye, J. Wellington Wimpy: The Yale book of quotations].  I think it’s a huge mistake to trade sequester cuts now, for the promise of cuts later,” Sen. Paul said. “The small sequester spending Read more […]

Marco Rubio Calls Out GOP Budget Malfeasance

It is almost as if Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan have switched places. The threatened budget deal is here and Marco Rubio is setting his face against it. We need a government with less debt and an economy with more good paying jobs, and this budget fails to accomplish both goals, making it harder for more Americans to achieve the American Dream. Instead, this budget continues Washington’s irresponsible budgeting decisions by spending more money than the government takes in and placing additional Read more […]

Obama Weeps For Economic Hardships Of FBI Agents

It seems that recruiting weirdoes to be terrorists and offering them training and financing to do crimes they would never have tried on their own, and then busting them and claiming that you “foiled” a terrorist plot is hard and expensive work. Never fear, Obama promises he will always have the FBI’s back no matter what those evil Tea Party Republicans do. President Obama on Monday assured employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he would fight to keep politics from interfering Read more […]

Our Government Is Going To Increase Its Debt Load To Pay Interest On Debt: The World Economy Is Saved!

If you wanted to know what a planet run by drunken morons might look like, all you had to do was skim the headlines from last night. Ted Cruze “CAVED” we were told. “IT’S OVER.” So now we have raised the debt limit. What does that mean? We are told that it means that the United States won’t default on its debt. It will be able to pay the interest on the loans. How will it be able to pay that interest? Answer: By borrowing more money. This means the world economy is safe. Read more […]

Pelosi On Spending Cuts: “The Cupboard is Bare; There’s No More Cuts to Make”

How can someone who works in D.C. as a representative say with a straight face that there just aren’t any more areas in the federal government that can be cut? As if they’ve already cut so much spending during the dreaded “sequestration,” right? The same government spending cuts that somehow still resulted in spending increases. In D.C.-speak, a cut in a proposed increase constitutes a spending cut. This is how Obama can say with a straight face that he’s “slashed” the deficit by Read more […]

Obama’s Budget Calls For Free Government Education For 4-Year-Olds

White House Spokesman Jay Carney claimed that Obama’s budget plan was so detailed that it would “blow your mind.” A little over the top, if you ask me. His plan doesn’t even leave the budget balanced. Well, not balanced in the way that normal human beings mean. I’m sure Obama would say that he took a very “balanced” approach when he helped formulate the proposal. In other words, he wasn’t just going to implement spending cuts across the board to bring expenditures down in order to Read more […]

Obama Seeks To Teach Young People “How to Budget Responsibly”

No, I don’t think this is an April Fools’ joke. Obama released an official statement on the White House website declaring that April is National Financial Capability Month. It would be funny if it weren’t true. In his statement, Obama said he wants to help young people better manage their finances:  “I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices….My Administration is dedicated to helping Read more […]

Democrats’ “Balanced Budget” Still Results in Huge Deficits

If you were to ask Senate Democrats if they’re in favor of a balanced budget, they would give you a resounding, “Absolutely.” So then, why is it that their $3.7 trillion budget, their first in 4 years, doesn’t balance the budget at all? It does according to them. They’re just equivocating on the word “balance.” They’ll acknowledge that their budget doesn’t balance out numerically, but it was crafted with a “balanced” approach. In other words, they made sure they balanced Read more […]

Can’t Cut Lesbian-Obesity Study? Fine, Let’s Cut Entitlements

When responsible adults begin running short on money, they stop buying things they don’t need. This is common sense to a lot of us, but there are still some who do not understand. It is these helplessly irresponsible who migrate to the D.C. area and hold elected office as Democrats. So, point one: responsible leaders conserve their country’s money in financially burdensome times. Point two: If you are going to credibly tell the country that cutting a paltry $44 billion from a 2013 budget of a Read more […]

“Sequester-Torn” TSA Signs $50 Million Contract For New Uniforms

The sequester is really hitting the TSA hard. The budget cuts are causing long lines at the airports. Janet Napolitano even exhorted people not to yell at the poor TSA agents. Bless their hearts, the sequester is not their fault:  “We are already seeing the effect on the ports of entry, the big airports for example. Some of them had very long lines this weekend. Look people, I don’t mean to scare, I mean to inform. If you’re traveling, get to the airport earlier than you otherwise would. There’s Read more […]

When Cutting 8 Days Of Spending Is Seen As Disastrous, We’re Doomed

Everybody’s panic over President Obama’s proposed and then phonily condemned sequester–federal budget cuts across the board–is really something to behold. But is it any wonder? Obama has been telling people that if these cuts go through, they and their kids won’t be able to eat, that the roads and bridges of America will crumble, that our military will be so weakened that who knows if we’ll be able to defend ourselves against a North Korean or Iranian nuclear missile? His fellow Democrats Read more […]