This past Wednesday morning, I sat down with a bipartisan, bicameral group of House and Senate members to begin formal negotiations in a Budget Conference Committee. Our task and opportunity is to find common ground on positive solutions to the nation’s fiscal challenges. We have a debt that has surpassed $17 trillion. We’ve had recent deficits [...]
While much of the media attention over the past two weeks has been focused on the government shutdown, the real story is why it was shutdown: we have a spending problem in this country.
Our national debt has grown larger than the size of the American economy. Today our government borrows forty-two cents for every dollar [...]
During a trip to Ireland, one thing stood out to me, which explains most of Europe’s high unemployment and slow economic growth: a lack of entrepreneurial spirit. It has led to economic malaise, and it has spread to the United States.
Our bus driver in Ireland was an affable, 50-ish gentleman. He had worked union jobs [...]
From the folks at BankruptingAmerica.org and ThePublicNotice.org:
SHOT: Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) Says IRS Needs More Funding: “The IRS simply cannot sustain itself with this overall funding level. Although I am certain that some would view this as a good step, I disagree. There is no clearer way to promote more scandals than by cutting funding …” (Rep. Jose Serrano, [...]
It has been a scandal-plagued month for the Obama Administration. First, new details emerged about the Benghazi cover up. Then there were back-to-back revelations that the IRS was targeting conservative groups and the Justice Department was tapping the phones of reporters.
Now a fourth: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been shaking down the [...]
When I read Tim Lee’s op-ed in Forbes.com yesterday, I was reminded that both of Georgia’s Senators supported the Durbin Amendment when even the uber-liberal former Congressman Barney Frank admitted that it was a disaster that harmed consumers. We shouldn’t have to ask Georgia Senators to move to the right of Barney Frank or commit to fix [...]
Despite the tough times in Georgia, our leaders keep expanding state government by centralizing more power in Atlanta, spending more of our tax dollars, and increasing our taxes. The state funded portion of our budget has grown from 17.4 billion dollars to 19.9 billion dollars in 3 years. Significant taxing authority has been transferred from [...]
Rep. Phil Gingrey appeared on Zoller and Bryant this morning on Cox Media Group. He talked about the budget proposal, welfare reform and his possible senate race. On the budget, he acknowledged that Rep. Ryan left in all the taxes for Obamacare while assuming the repeal of the plan. In addition, he noted that a [...]
Hooray to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting out a budget that balances in 10 years. But he doesn’t go far enough.
Let’s back up and take a look at what led up to this budget. President Obama is required, as all presidents are, to present a budget framework by the first week in February. He [...]
Hooray to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting out a budget that balances in 10 years. But there’s more.
Let’s back up and take a look at what led up to this budget. President Obama is required, as all presidents are, to present a budget framework by the first week in February. He certainly had budget [...]