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Rubio Blasts “Irresponsible” Budget Deal

Posted: December 14, 2013 at 8:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

“Not a Good Deal for America” In a preview of next week’s Senate consideration of the Ryan – Murray budget deal, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the budget is “irresponsible” and only delays the day of reckoning for the nation’s debt crisis. In opposing the deal, Rubio said it increases spending by $60 billion over […]

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Salmon Statement on the Budget Act of 2013

Posted: December 13, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Amendment to H.J. Res. 59): “I applaud Chairman Ryan and our Republican Budget Conferees for working under difficult circumstances to negotiate a compromise with Senate Democrats, and I appreciate that this deal offers some positive items, such as helping […]

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What’s Wrong with the Budget Deal?

Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When the House votes Thursday on the so-called “Bipartisan Budget Act,” violating John Boehner’s 72-hour rule for consideration of legislation, dozens of GOP members will join hands with their Republican leaders and blindly jump off the fiscal cliff. It’s a long way to fall. The bill does nothing to tackle entitlement reform, the source of […]

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Ryan’s Folly: The Republican Base Goes Under the Bus, Again

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

 Kicking the Country Down the Road Congressman Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman and aspiring 2016 presidential candidate, has traded in his green eyeshade for a campaign button. In a flurry of sanctimonious self-regard, Ryan dramatically announced a small ball budget deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. It was an embarrassing performance. The […]

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Ryan-Murray budget shuts down conservative government in House

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Did I miss the lingering effects of the supposedly disastrous-for-Republicans government shutdown, which was the obvious motivation of Paul Ryan’s November 19, 2013 pre-budget-negotiation-guarantee that, and I quote, “We will keep the government funding at the current level if need be.” Atta boy Paul, that’s a tough negotiating position…not! Since the government shut down for […]

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Alan Greenspan says ‘There is zero probability for default’ on the U.S. debt

Posted: December 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

By Foster Friess But when the debt ceiling debate returns in February we will hear otherwise from the Chicago-bred, Washington DC Democratic elite. The U.S. government takes in an average of $225 billion a month. Monthly interest costs average approximately $18 billion. That means we can prevent default and still have $207 billion left over. […]

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Boehner: No Tax Hikes in Budget Agreement

Posted: November 17, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Speaker Boehner responded to Democrats’ latest push for more tax hikes today, making clear that there will be no budget agreement that raises taxes on American families and small businesses, which would make it harder to create jobs.  As Boehner said: “But a budget agreement won’t happen if Democrats continue to insist on more tax […]

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Dems now want King Obamacare to delay mandate…illegally!

Posted: October 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Offered no less than two chances to delay Obamacare’s individual mandate earlier this month, not one Democrat in the United States Senate refused to grant Majority Leader Harry Reid’s motions to table those delays during the government shutdown. Yet now that the debt limit has been raised and Big Government is back in full swing, […]

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Government shutdown gives Republicans huge public relations opportunity

Posted: October 27, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

By Foster Friess A survey revealed 41 media outlets blamed Republicans for shutdown, while zero blamed Democrats, and 13 blamed both. Why, therefore, could Republicans benefit? Because of human nature: People resent being lied to. The D.C. Democrats told us America could default on its debt, which was never a possibility (as Alan Greenspan explains in link below). The […]

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