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If governors can balance their budgets, why can’t the federal government?

Posted: December 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   by

Perhaps it’s because the governors are Republicans and they have some support in the legislature, as opposed to the federal government, which has Barack “I need to spend even more money” Obama and Harry “three years without passing a budget” Reid.

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), ForAmerica Chairman L. Brent Bozell III, Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham and others speak about the fiscal cliff. |


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When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”

President Ronald Reagan’s sound advice rang true yesterday. Grassroots activists and conservative groups, led by Heritage Action for America, derailed a plan to raise taxes on some Americans and small businesses.

Lacking votes from his own party, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called off consideration of “Plan B” last night, sending lawmakers home for Christmas instead. When the dust settled, conservatives stuck to their principles: to cut spending without raising taxes.

When they return to work, all eyes will be on President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Their failure to act has left the nation on the brink of the fiscal cliff.

It didn’t have to come to this. Nearly five months ago, on August 1, the House of Representatives voted to prevent a tax hike on all Americans. The measure passed on a 256-to-171 vote, winning the support of 19 Democrats.

Meanwhile, as Obama divided the country with his class-warfare campaign, Reid sat idle . . .

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