Tag: Big Government

Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was “A Sign of Leadership Failure”?

Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was “A Sign of Leadership Failure”?

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

Andrew McCarthy found a very convincing argument Republicans can use in the upcoming debate over whether to increase the debt ceiling to well over $14 trillion. I would like it very much if a smart conservative Senator stood up and read this, from the 2006 push to raise the debt ceiling to what today seems […]

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For State Republicans, Budgets Had Better Be Job One

For State Republicans, Budgets Had Better Be Job One

| January 3, 2011 | 1 Reply

If I didn’t know that Reuters was a respectable, objective, non-biased news agency, I’d say there was a distinct undercurrent of sorrow in this lede. Legislators in U.S. states who are returning to work this month or entering office for the first time expect to spend much of the new year pinching pennies. According to […]

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White House: Let Us Spend More Money Or The Economy Gets It!

White House: Let Us Spend More Money Or The Economy Gets It!

| January 2, 2011 | 1 Reply

If you listen very closely, you can hear the administration’s utter desperation. The top White House economic adviser on Sunday warned against what he called “playing chicken” with the need to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said on ABC’s “This Week” that refusing to […]

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We’re Going to Need More Vito and Less Tom in the New Congress

We’re Going to Need More Vito and Less Tom in the New Congress

| December 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

Let’s face it, conservatives, Barack Obama and Harry Reid cleaned our clocks. We  scored the biggest electoral win for any party since at least the end of World War II, a win so big that even the President was forced to remark on it. Our message — Washington is too damned big and too damned […]

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A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’ve been hard on the GOP the past few days for their cheese-eating surrender monkey ways on the tax deal, but tonight they did something very right. The Senate’s very own Gollum, Harry Reid, tried to bull rush the Omnibus Spending Bill through the Senate tonight, but he didn’t even get a good run on […]

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The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

Ed Morrissey posted this chart from Clusterstock last week, but I thought it worth a second look. As you hear various members of Congress and the President talk about tax deals and spending bills, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, bills to make kids eat lettuce in schools, and the START Treaty, remember that the big red […]

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So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

| December 13, 2010 | 4 Replies

Years from now when we look back at the GOP/Obama tax compromise, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly this evening, two things will be evident: It added a humongous number to the deficit and gained us no real economic benefit ; and The GOP got taken to the cleaners. Consider. Before today, Republicans in Congress held […]

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Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

| December 13, 2010 | Reply

Jennifer Rubin, writing at her Washington Post blog says that the tax deal debate, at least on the right, is between purists and dealmakers. She’s squarely on the dealmakers’ side. I think she’s looking at the discussion entirely the wrong way, but let me give you the heart of her argument first. Are we really […]

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The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

| December 12, 2010 | 4 Replies

You’ve probably seen or read about the President’s bizarre impromptu press conference by now, but I want to lay out the tale for you because I think it will provide useful background for some other stories that will come up this week. On Friday, President Obama invited former President Clinton to the White House to […]

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Though It Fuels Your Cash Machine, We Will Not Eat Your Pork so Green.

Though It Fuels Your Cash Machine, We Will Not Eat Your Pork so Green.

| December 10, 2010 | 3 Replies

In this morning’s Clearing the Browser Tabs post, I wrote this: If you were on the fence about the President’s tax deal compromise, the amount of useless pork in it should knock you onto the “no” side. Well, I have more details and I don’t think you’re going to like them. Jamie Dupree broke out the […]

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