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 […]

Mainstream Media Preps Us for Major Government Spending Increase

We need to brace ourselves for more government spending by Republicans cooperating with Barack Obama. It isn’t hard to see the agenda in this Associated Press story: “Congress Returns to Weighty List of Unfinished Business.” Nowhere does this weighty list include reducing spending. The coming financial black hole is simply going to be ignored. We are supposed to forget about all that and accept that the country will fall apart if Congress doesn’t cooperate with the President and spend Read more […]

Republicans Adding the Spend to Tax and Spend

Forget about tax and spend Liberals; tax and spend Republicans are the people we need to worry about now. I’ve written about how the new Republicans that conservatives put in Congress are going to raise taxes. Even back before the November election, Politico.com claimed that Republicans were ditching “tax cutting mania.” Sure enough, in early January Republicans were openly talking about raising the Federal gas tax—something that I can safely say no one voted them into office to do. But Read more […]

Barack Obama Lobbies for More Economic Damage

The President demands that we charge into more debt, as if that won’t produce more economic damage. I distinctly remember, when Barack Obama was campaigning for porkulous, that he said over and over we must spend more money in order to “stimulate” the economy. He made it clear that the only proper rational reaction to a recession was to increase the national debt in order to spend. Now that he is talking up the great economy, it turns out that there is, again, only one rational response Read more […]

The First Casualty of War is the Budget

The saying you commonly hear is that “the first casualty of war is the truth.” The saying might have originated with Samuel Johnson in 1758: Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages. A version of the saying is then ascribed to Senator Hiram Warren when the U.S. entered what we now know as World War I: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” In 1928, Arthur Ponsonby wrote, Read more […]

Ryan: Cutting Military Retirees To Save Military Spending

On Friday, I reported that the Senate needed five Republicans to vote in favor of the Ryan budget compromise in order for it to pass. Now, I read that they need eight Republicans to vote for it. Senate Democrats are still short of the votes needed to pass a budget deal that would avoid a government shutdown in January and blunt automatic spending cuts, Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat, said on Sunday. “The struggle is still on in the United States Senate. We will need about eight Read more […]

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 […]

Heritage Action Defends Sequester Against Paul Ryan The Big Spender

Can someone explain to me why he ever got a reputation as a fiscal conservative? The Hill reports, The key conservative group Heritage Action on Monday warned that it will oppose any budget deal that reverses sequestration cuts in exchange for “inadequate” spending cuts later. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are trying to complete a small budget deal this week and have discussed using cuts scored over 10 years to pay for increased spending in 2014 and 2015. “Heritage Action Read more […]

Sequestration 2014 Is Coming: More Crying “Wolf” & More Hostages

The propaganda mill for infinite government spending is revving up. How do you scare people this year when your scare tactics from last year are now revealed as gross exaggerations and distortions of the facts? Answer, you put the falsity of your previous claims “up front” in your news and pretend it only adds to your credibility this time. Thus, the AP teaser line of this story: “Automatic spending cuts largely barked about this year might bite in 2014.” The first year of automatic, across-the-board Read more […]

USA Today’s Good News Shows Readers How Bad The Looming Debt Crisis Will Be

The fact that this is considered positive news about the deficit demonstrates how doomed we really are: The budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2013 dropped to $680.3 billion, the government reported Wednesday — the first time in five years the shortfall has been below $1 trillion. Both the Obama administrations and congressional Republicans cited their own cost-cutting efforts. The deficit “is now less than half of what it was when the president took office,” said Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in Read more […]