Tag Archives: Deficits

Senate Democrats finally have a budget plan, and boy it stinks

One should be happy that Senate Democrats have produced a budget plan. After all, it’s been a few years since that responsibility was fulfilled. Earlier this month, one was finally unveiled by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. Simply stated, the plan … Read More

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Week of sequester, Rand Paul might cause upheaval to the political norm

This has been a big week in politics. Two events occurred that have a strong potential to disrupt the political norm and effect major changes. The first was the collective public yawn over the sequester. The Obama administration, and its … Read More

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Obama beats the GOP on budget-battle manure spreading

No side is covering themselves with glory in the current fiscal cliff negotiations, but Republicans are far more honest with their proposal than President Obama is with his. The president is really stinking up negotiations with budget-battle manure. Obama’s plan, … Read More

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Debate over public workers unions is about sustainability

President Barack Obama is not going to waste political capital joining progressives in protesting the loss of benefits and collective bargaining for most public employees unions in Wisconsin. Obama won’t act like this, or this. The president must understand that the debate … Read More

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Religious left: Jesus frowns on Paul Ryan, deficit reduction

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as several dozen other leftist Catholic clergy, have decided that Jesus Christ does not approve of GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s 10-year deficit reduction plan. According to these left-wing heirs to the previous … Read More

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Obama, Democrats want to tether middle class to more reliance on government

The president of hope and change had some harsh words for the only serious budget proposal out there. He called Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, which outlines a fiscal austerity plan that includes providing more budget autonomy to states, “social … Read More

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Want free stuff, vote for the other guy is the theme of Campaign 2012

On a campaign swing last week, Mitt Romney offered to voters a clear comparison between him and President Barack Obama. “If you’re looking for free stuff you don’t have to pay for, vote for the other guy,” Romney told a young … Read More

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Why Republicans are not budging on debt ceiling

There’s a valuable column from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough today in the Politico (read) Within its critique of hyperbolic media criticism of congressional Republicans, it gets to the heart of why Republicans in Congress are determined to have a showdown with … Read More

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The deficit dilemma: government benefits have become property rights

Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post has written an excellent analysis of our spending and deficit dilemma. In the column,”Supersized government,” he notes why it is so hard to find the public — or political — will to cut benefits and government … Read More

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