Tag: Federal Spending

Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama Administration Tax Policies

Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama Administration Tax Policies

| April 10, 2012 | 1 Reply

I’m not going to say that the Obama administration lies to an accepting media with the practiced smoothness of a Three Card Monte dealer in Times Square. That would be mean and, goodness knows, this White House does get all het up when we say mean things about it. However, I’m at a loss to […]

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Romney's Plan: No Spending Cuts. No Tax Reform. No Bueno.

Romney's Plan: No Spending Cuts. No Tax Reform. No Bueno.

| February 21, 2012 | 6 Replies

I made a stunning discovery while recording this week’s episode of The Delivery: Mitt Romney has no intention on cutting the size of government. Now, I know that sounds like a baseless attack on Romney by a guy who is on record as saying he’d vote for a half-eaten and moldering ham sandwich rather than […]

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The Delivery Presents – So, You Want to Podcast, Do You? Good!

The Delivery Presents – So, You Want to Podcast, Do You? Good!

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Reply

I don’t know how I managed to get through the first half of Episode 102 and not use the phrase “A pox on both their houses”. I think the entire budget/debt ceiling debate has gone so far past silly that it’s looped around back into silly again. The Democrats have no interest in putting a […]

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The President's Budget Cuts: A Wee Scratch, Not An Amputation

The President's Budget Cuts: A Wee Scratch, Not An Amputation

| February 7, 2011 | 5 Replies

Last Sunday, the President’s budget director Jacob Lew took to the pages of the New York Times to spread the good news that Barack Obama is a born-again budget cutter because he has announced some $775 million in cuts to his 2011 budget. To make sure we knew just how serious the President is about […]

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No, Living Within Your Budget is Certainly Not Sexy

No, Living Within Your Budget is Certainly Not Sexy

| June 21, 2010 | 4 Replies

Oh, I’m sorry, Mr. President. Is our desire to not blow up our budget like a cement truck in a Mythbusters episode boring you? President Obama lost patience Saturday with Senate Republicans who have insisted that a $100 billion spending package be paid for so that it does not add to the deficit, accusing the […]

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Obama: Give Me Money or the Cops and Teachers Get It!

Obama: Give Me Money or the Cops and Teachers Get It!

| June 14, 2010 | 1 Reply

Oh how I wish the Stimulating Finger of government would imitate the Moving Finger of Omar Khayyám’s Rubáiyát and move on. Alas, we are not nearly that fortunate. President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid […]

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Wherein the Economic State of the US Makes Me Sound Like Scooby Doo

Wherein the Economic State of the US Makes Me Sound Like Scooby Doo

| December 16, 2008 | Reply

Rut roh… NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The U.S. dollar fell sharply against major currencies Tuesday after the Federal Reserve announced its decision to cut interest rates. The central bank said it will establish a target range for its key rate of between 0% and 0.25%. The Fed also said it will establish a discount rate […]

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It's Time for John McCain to Put Up or Shut Up on Earmarks

It's Time for John McCain to Put Up or Shut Up on Earmarks

| June 11, 2008 | Reply

John McCain has said repeatedly that he is against bloated budgets and tons of Congressional pork, but his record is enpty when it comes to laying anything of importance on the line to get either one. Well, now is his chance to do more than talk about it. House Republican leaders will meet with a […]

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It's Worse than Pork. It's Bribery.

It's Worse than Pork. It's Bribery.

| May 19, 2008 | Reply

I could not have said it better myself. Pathetic. Craven. Irresponsible. Unprincipled. Those and similar adjectives apply to every member of Congress who voted for the bloated, anti-consumer piece of legislative corruption known as the Food and Energy Conservative Act of 2008 a k a as “the farm bill.” The most egregious piece of this […]

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Is John McCain Conservative? Show Me.

Is John McCain Conservative? Show Me.

| May 14, 2008 | 9 Replies

A staffer on Capitol Hill wrote this today this to Kathryn Jean Lopez of NRO. On the one hand, John McCain, who stands for smaller government and lower spending, is bemoaned as a non-conservative. On the other hand, House Republicans are chided for participating in a big spending farm bill boondoggle and not being conservative […]

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