Newsletter subscribe
Tag: Taxes
california_sick_bear_crazy_politics

From Behind Enemy Lines

Posted: March 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Because I am a conservative living in California, I often find myself thinking that, like those members of the French underground in World War II movies, I should be transmitting my dispatches by way of a shortwave radio. How crazy is California, you ask?  Well, for openers, the voters back in November voted to raise […]

Comments read more
your_share_of_the_national_debt

What Could You Do With Your $52K Share of the National Debt?

Posted: March 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In the nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget, government spending has driven our national debt up past $16 trillion (and rising). That’s more than $52,000 for every man, woman, and child. Our new infographic released this morning looks at just some of the things an average American could do with that […]

Comments read more
FAAChristmaParty

FAA throws Christmas party at taxpayer expense

Posted: March 2, 2013 at 5:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

For the second day in a row, the government waste of the day project is courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  In December 2009, the FAA spent $5 million on an over-the-top conference in Atlanta that some say was “nothing more than a Christmas party.” This conference accounts for only 3,600 of the 18,000 employees […]

Comments read more
wolf

The Little President Who Cried “Wolf!”

Posted: February 26, 2013 at 10:40 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

You have to wonder just how many times Obama is going to announce that, thanks entirely to Republicans in Congress, this nation is on the verge of going over the cliff or ending up in a ditch.  I also wonder how many people still give a darn if Operation Head Start simply disappears or how […]

Comments read more
aneroid barometer

Public Notice Weekly Polling Analysis

Posted: February 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

POLLING ANALYSIS February 16-22, 2013 MUST READ: According to Pew/USA Today, 51% of adults think the most important thing for policymakers to get done this year is a plan to reduce the budget deficit. 17% said gun legislation and 15% said immigration legislation. According to Bloomberg, when given two choices, 49% of adults said a better way to […]

Comments read more
spending-sequestration_sequester_defense_cuts_entitlements

Sequester Cuts Fall Mostly on National Defense

Posted: February 22, 2013 at 3:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

From Heritage: “Sequestration” is a series of automatic budget cuts totaling $1.2 trillion, including interest savings, which will go into effect soon. These cuts will impose 50 percent of reductions on defense, which represents only 17 percent of federal spending in 2013. In contrast, mandatory spending accounts for 64 percent of the budget in 2013… […]

Comments read more
money laundering

Bankrupting America’s Spending Daily

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm   /   Politics, Top Stories

Spending Daily | February 21, 2013 “The Great Sequester Panic” Rich Lowry editorializes in POLITICO, “Prepare for the end of food safety as we have known it. For a breakdown in public order. For little children languishing in ignorance. If only Edward Gibbon were here to chronicle the devastation. On March 1, the fabric of our […]

Comments read more
Barack Obama

White House Clearly Not Happy About Being Held Accountable for Its Sequester

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The White House staff responded on its blog to Speaker Boehner’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and, well, it’s clear they’re unhappy about being held accountable for President Obama’s sequester. While we agree with them that the president’s sequester threatens “hundreds of thousands of jobs, our national security and our economic recovery,” here are […]

Comments read more
obama_oscar

It’s All About 2014 Now

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

On the morning after he returned to Washington from a weekend of golf in Florida, President Obama was center stage with a dire warning about automatic spending cuts that will kick in by law on March 1. It was a virtuoso performance even by Obama’s standards of inflated rhetoric punctuated by exaggeration and fear mongering.  […]

Comments read more