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Fiscal Cliff Deal, Part 1: Understanding Boehner

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 7:13 am   /   Elections, Politics

First, the news, ICYMI . . . Our long national nightmare is over — for two months. On Tuesday evening, the House approved a fiscal-cliff package that was passed by the Senate earlier in the day. In the hours before the vote, conservatives expressed frustration with the deal, which was finalized on Monday by Vice […]

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A summary of the Senate’s “fiscal cliff” deal

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 10:05 am   /   Politics

From Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office—a summary of the “fiscal cliff” legislation that passed the Senate (89-8, with 3 NV): The American Tax Relief Act of 2012 The President’s initial proposal to Senate Republicans included a $1.6 trillion tax increase, a permanent increase in the nation’s debt limit, and billions in new stimulus spending.  By […]

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Joint Tax Committee Confirms GOP Bill a $3.9 Trillion Tax Cut

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   Politics

(ICYMI, from yesterday, for context on today’s vote . . .) The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) says the bill Republicans will vote on tomorrow to shield millions of Americans from President Obama’s fiscal cliff tax hikes is itself a $3.9 trillion tax cut. Under current law, tax rates will go up on EVERYONE […]

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House Bill Prevents Tax Hike on Millions of Americans

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 6:50 am   /   Politics, Videos

(ICYMI, from yesterday . . .) President & Senate Dems Must Act WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took the White House to task for failing to put forth a balanced approach to resolve the fiscal cliff, and urged the president to call on Senate Democrats to take […]

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“Don’t worry, kids – I put it on your tab”

Posted: December 17, 2012 at 10:15 am   /   Politics

We’ve posted a new graphic on Facebook to make a simple point: Washington’s spending problem threatens our future, and President Obama’s fiscal cliff plan doesn’t even begin to solve it. Every man, woman, and child in America has a $51,986 (and growing) share of our $16 trillion national debt. And as Speaker John Boehner explained […]

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VIDEO RELEASE: “Is the President Listening? Linda’s Story”

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Politics, Videos

ICYMI . . . WASHINGTON D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) today released “Is the President Listening? Linda’s Story,” a new video in which Linda Lizanich, an accountant at Willoughby, OH based Kennedy Group, breaks down how President Obama’s small businesses tax hike will hurt middle class employees working at small businesses. “A small business that […]

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Spending Is the Problem

Posted: December 15, 2012 at 4:15 am   /   Politics

Chasing Higher Spending With Higher Taxes Won’t Solve Our Debt In the debate over avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” an important point has been forgotten: when it comes to solving our debt, government spending is the problem that must be addressed. Republicans have offered a balanced, pro-growth solution that would avert the fiscal cliff by making […]

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Bowles: We Have to Cut Spending

Posted: December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm   /   Politics, Videos

ICYMI . . . While President Obama is demanding tax rate hikes on small businesses, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff and Democrat Erskine Bowles  told CBS Face the Nation, “We have to cut spending.” Bowles, whose proposal to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is the basis for the latest Republican plan […]

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Where Are the President’s Spending Cuts?

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Politics

From the Republican Study Committee Washington, DC is currently absorbed in the question of what to do about taxes and spending next year. House Republicans already approved our plan months ago to stop looming tax hikes and make sensible spending cuts. Then there’s President Obama’s latest proposal. Liberals laughably say it’s “balanced” with higher taxes and […]

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