Taxpayer May Have to Support John Boehner For Awhile Yet

John Boehner gets to keep a publicly funded office even when he goes into the private sector. Did you think John Boehner was no longer being bankrolled by the taxpayer with his resignation from congress this weekend? Think again. Kate Ackley writes in Roll Call: The former House speaker, whose resignation from Congress became effective over the weekend, is taking advantage of little-known perks and privileges taxpayers provide by law to those vacating the chamber’s highest office. Boehner Read more […]

Boehner Out Ryan In, Where is Liberty?

Many of you know by now that Rep. John Boehner passed the speaker’s gavel to Rep. Paul Ryan this past Thursday and resigned his post in Congress. In a Fox News exit interview Mr. Boehner was asked if he had to choose between passing comprehensive immigration reform, repealing Obamacare, or achieving the “Grand Bargain” (Obama’s promise to compromise on entitlement reform), Boehner answered without hesitation. “The ‘Grand Bargain’ by far,” he said. “It would have really Read more […]

Barack Obama Has Doubled the National Debt while in Office

The national debt has grown by almost ten trillion dollars—thanks to Democrats and Republicans. The Washington Times reports, When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal Monday, his action will bring into sharper focus a part of his legacy that he doesn’t like to talk about: He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow another $1.5 trillion or so by the end of his presidency Read more […]

The Boehner Conflict Was about Goals and Values, not Tactics

While the media portrays the Boehner conflict as a division over strategy and a willingness to be “realistic,” it was really about an agenda. Michael A. Needham, the CEO of Heritage Action for America, has written about the Boehner conflict for Politico. His piece is a needed corrective to the media’s false story. An excerpt: The friction of the last several years has not been about differences in tactics. It has been about deep and irreconcilable disagreements over the goals the GOP should 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 […]

John Boehner Leaving and Planned Parenthood Showing Fear

With John Boehner leaving his office as House Speaker in Congress and even resigning from Congress altogether, Planned Parenthood is worried. There was a lot of noise yesterday about John Boehner leaving his Speakership and resigning from Congress. While I had hoped he would have to resign from being Speaker of the House, I thought it was odd that he would give up his office. I haven’t yet found an explanation for that. But if you are wondering what the general effect of Boehner’s absence Read more […]

Congressional Republicans Revolting against GOP Leadership

GOP Leadership has antagonized Republicans for perhaps too long. Maybe, even if we can’t defund Planned Parenthood yet, the GOP leadership will be overturned and replaced with more conservative leadership. Barbara Boland writes at the Washington Examiner, “Calls to depose GOP leadership mount: ‘Who is in charge right now?’” For the first time, GOP leadership is very nervous that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, could be deposed. Conservative disappointment with the Republican leadership Read more […]

Financial Expert Thinks Defunding Baby Organ Harvesting is “Divisive”

Why isn’t it divisive to use taxpayer dollars to support an organization that has been caught engaging in organ harvesting for money? A story in The Hill shows you how value assumptions are almost never stated, but are instead simply assumed: “Planned Parenthood fight raises chances of shutdown, says budget expert.” Budget expert Stan Collender estimates there’s a 60 percent chance of a government shutdown in October given the divisive fight over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. A Read more […]

Why Won’t John Boehner Commit to Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Defunding Planned Parenthood makes sense to anyone who looks at our out of control spending, even apart from trafficking in dead baby livers. So why does John Boehner refuse to commit? From CNS News: “Boehner Won’t Say That GOP House Will Defund Planned Parenthood.” During his Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, asked Boehner: “By September 30, the House needs to pass a bill to fund HHS for fiscal year 2016. Will that law—whether it’s a stand-alone appropriations Read more […]

Boehner Punishes Republicans for Opposing Secret Obamatrade

Two hundred mainstream GOP Congressmen cheer as Boehner punishes Republicans who opposed giving special unilateral trade authority to Barack Obama. It used to be a total mystery to me how Germany could produce the Nazi regime so quickly, and with such lethal outcomes. How could the German people allow—even participating through election—the rise of such a vicious regime? They had the catalyst of WWI; all the United States required was a single attack on 9-11. I no longer wonder at all. Read more […]

Real National Security: Justin Amash Guards against Boehner

Justin Amash shows that he believes that vigilance is the price of liberty. This story from the Hill seems normal and believable. But it really demonstrates how debauched our political situation has become. Justin Amash is keeping constant watch to prevent any tricks on the part of John Boehner or other leaders to extend the Patriot Act by stealth and surprise! Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) doesn’t seem to trust that House leaders won’t try to sneak through a short-term renewal of expiring Read more […]

After Veterans Affairs Secretary Resigned Where Are the Firings?

The old Veterans Affairs Secretary resigned so we could have confidence that a new one would root out corruption. What happened? Do the math. There is evidence that 110 VA hospitals or other facilities kept secret lists in order to evade their legal duty to see Veterans in a timely manner. That would mean that at least 110 people were involved in fraud and corruption. So how many have been fired? According to Fox News, John Boehner recently erupted over what has happened (or rather, hasn’t Read more […]