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  • New building shows what legislators truly value: Themselves

    04/09/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-9-14 | Joe Soucheray
    DFLers, who generally frown on grandeur as part of their ideology, are going to build themselves a marvelous new office building. They have been deaf to the idea that it is wasteful and that there are countless ways to accommodate the few of them who are going to be displaced by renovation work on the Capitol. To save a few bucks -- cutting it from $94 million to $77 million -- they claim they are going to eliminate an adjoining parking ramp. But that was to have been principally for the public anyway, and the public has been ignored in...
  • Tea Party Rally at Joe Biden Event in S.W. Ohio

    09/09/2012 7:28:01 PM PDT · by timestax · 86 replies
    September 9, 2012 | timestax
    Vice President Biden rolled into Milford, Ohio, Sunday,September 9, to speak at public Milford High School to a crowd of about 200 Democrats in the school cafeteria. The TEA PARTY was there to meet him, and his followers.
  • Let's Spend Together, Obama (Lyrics)

    08/17/2012 8:13:48 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs
    Boredom | Now | Me
    I, I'm so in debt with you, Whatever you want to do, Is all taxed by me, 'Cause you make me feel so amused. I want to treat my wife on you. It seems the First, um, Lady, Since we've been together, We've been in debt forever, On a spending spreeeeeeeee. Y'all are the ones I keep running toooooo. You'll never be unscrewwwwwed. First Lady, let's, let's spend together, Taxing them whenever, whenever, Markets are good or bad, In the black, in the red. Ooooooooooooooooooooooh, Yaaaaaaaaah. Whenever markets are good or bad, In the black, in the red. Why, Mitt...
  • Budgetary shell games in Sacramento

    06/13/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    Democrats say they can replace more than $1 billion in Gov. Jerry Brown’s cuts to programs for the poor. All they have to do is spend some of the state’s reserve and make a few accounting changes. Doesn’t this sound eerily familiar? California state government has taxed and spent itself into successive budget deficits and then covered over the mess by snatching money from one pot to spill into another. This latest fix sounds like more of the same. And what could go wrong? ...
  • No way to fix a ‘fiscal disconnect'

    05/14/2012 3:05:52 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 5-14-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Boarad
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday unveiled his revised budget for the coming fiscal year with twin pleas. He pleaded poverty and pleaded with voters to approve more taxes on the November ballot. Both pleas are curious. . .
  • Obama’s "Responsible" Reno Homeowners - Are They?

    05/11/2012 2:19:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 May 2012 | Diana Olick
    President Barack Obama visited Val and Paul Keller on Friday. They owe $168,000 on their mortgage. Their home is currently valued at $100,000. Obama forgot to mention something. At the peak of the market in 2007, the Keller's did a $250,000 cash-out refinance! Now they want Obama's help.
  • Dems say French, Greek votes good for them (Spend! Spend! Spend!)

    05/08/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2012 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats say that the angry, anti-austerity elections this week that saw voters throw out reform-minded French and Greek leaders could be good news for them, a signal that their plan to spend billions more than the Republicans is a vote winner. Those elections “confirm the position that many of us have taken, which is the most important thing right now is to sustain and nurture the very fragile economy,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. “While we have to develop and implement a long-term deficit reduction plan, we should be very careful...
  • Treasury dips into pension funds to avoid debt

    01/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PST · by John W · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2012 | Reuters
    The Treasury on Tuesday started dipping into federal pension funds in order to give the Obama administration more credit to pay government bills. "I will be unable to invest fully" the federal employees retirement system fund beginning Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday on the Obama administration's request to raise the country's legal debt limit to $16.394 trillion.
  • Spend, Spend, Spend. It’s the American Way (Americans spend while the world saves)

    01/16/2012 3:45:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/16/2012 | Robert J. Schiller
    GRIDLOCK in Congress implies that there won’t be any collective decision to spend more as a nation to get out of our slump. Increases in deficit spending seem unlikely, and so does the balanced-budget stimulus I’ve been advocating in this column. For now, we must pin our hopes for a robust recovery on the willingness of millions of consumers to spend substantially more. But what really drives consumer spending? Economists are reasonably good at divining how consumers tend to react to changes in government policy, but in the absence of such policy, and when the economy is in the doldrums,...
  • Obama: Pass jobs bill without 'division or delay'

    09/17/2011 1:10:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 17/9/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON -Doubling down on his economic agenda, President Barack Obama on Saturday kept up his appeal for public support of his $447 billion proposal to boost jobs and consumer spending, calling on Americans to press Congress to pass the legislation. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama reiterated a message that has become a central focus of his presidency amid stubbornly high unemployment numbers and dipping approval over his handling of the economy. The president announced his jobs legislation to a joint session of Congress last week and has since gone outside Washington to build a case for its...
  • Outsiders spend millions on Wisconsin recall elections

    08/09/2011 9:11:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/9/11 | Alexis Levinson
    In Wisconsin, six Republican state senators face recalls on Tuesday. And outside groups have sent enormous sums of money into the state in preparation. Local races rarely receive this much attention or this much out-of-state funding, but both liberal and conservative advocacy groups have decided there’s enough at stake to prompt a tidal wave of outside support. ABC News reports that non-Wisconsin organizations have poured $25 million into the races so far. That figure came from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which estimates that candidates
  • Federal Borrowing on Pace to Hit Debt Limit in Less Than Week

    04/20/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Borrowing on Pace to Hit Debt Limit in Less Than Week Wednesday, April 20, 2011 By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) - Federal borrowing is on pace to hit the legal limit on the national debt in less than a week. As set in a law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama on Feb. 12, 2010, the legal limit on the national debt is $14.2940 trillion. As of the close of business Tuesday, according to the Daily Treasury Statement released at 4:00 pm today, the portion of the national debt subject to this legal limit was $...
  • Editorial: Time for real cutting, not more 'investing'

    01/28/2011 9:06:46 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 1-27-2011 | Mark Landsbaum
    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama suggested freezing spending on a small fraction of the federal budget and making a few cuts. But, as the National Taxpayers' Union calculated, the plan actually would add a net $21 billion in spending. And that's before the unknown costs of seven other major State of the Union proposals whose price tags aren't immediately obvious. The president can't disguise spending by calling it "investing." Americans recognize that when government "invests" what really happens is that taxpayers' money is spent. . . .
  • FACT CHECK: Obama and his imbalanced ledger

    01/25/2011 8:45:40 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2011 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON – The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other. Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of the Union speech. He pointed to the transportation and construction projects of the last two years and proposed "we redouble these efforts." He coupled this with a call to "freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years." But Obama offered far more examples of where he would spend...
  • For the Sake of the Deficit Let's Invest in Not "Investing"

    01/25/2011 8:01:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-25-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    From the Washington Post's baby blogger Ezra Klein... The conversation has changed. We've stopped just talking about deficits and begun talking about investments. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was on "Meet the Press" on Sunday fretting that the word "invest" is mere code for "more spending." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed him on "Fox News Sunday." “With all due respect to our Democratic friends, any time they want to spend, they call it investment," he said....More here I don't want to carp on his age, but the naiveté this guy oozes makes me wonder if he is part...
  • Obama, the centrist? Look for signs he doesn’t mean it

    01/25/2011 4:59:23 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    President Obama this evening likely will seem to nudge toward the center, in light of the fact Democrats have been trimmed from the ranks of Congress and his first two years haven’t exactly drawn a standing ovation by the rest of the nation. Since he hasn’t advanced any further far-left schemes lately, the president’s favorable ratings have improved. That’s another result of public perception that he’s not quite as frighteningly radical now as he was earlier. The fact is, this all is window dressing. Has this leopard changed its spots? Listen closely tonight. When he calls for. . .
  • US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit

    11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India
    The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai."The huge amount of around $ 200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments....
  • Obama calling for more infrastructure spending

    09/06/2010 6:41:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 73 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | September 6, 2010 | JULIE PACE
    Obama calling for more infrastructure spending WASHINGTON (AP) - Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy, President Barack Obama will call for long-term investments in the nation's roads, railways and runways that would cost at least $50 billion. The infrastructure investments are one part of a package of targeted proposals the White House is expected to announce in hopes of jump-starting the economy ahead of the November election. Obama will outline the infrastructure proposal Monday at a Labor Day event in Milwaukee. While the proposal calls for investments over six years, the White House said spending would...
  • “Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!”

    06/29/2010 2:27:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 2+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 29, 2010 | annem040359
    CNBC’s Rick Santelli, who first burst out onto the scene with his famous “class rant” which also called for the formation of the tea party movement, came out once again with another classic rant.
  • The Abject Failure Of The Obama Presidency – Part 8

    04/28/2010 9:43:53 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 149+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-28-10 | Gerry Ashley
    "You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income."Let me be clear about this: The United States is teetering on the edge of financial oblivion and it would be both factually incorrect and misleading to suggest the blame for this lies at the feet of the Obama administration. Neither the mainstream media nor Congress, nor most of the Presidential administrations over the past 40-50 years have been totally honest with the American public about this. But the numbers don’t lie, even if the politicians do...
  • Both national party committees spend big chunks on fancy meals, hotels, travel

    04/22/2010 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 151+ views
    wapo ^ | 4/22/10 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee staffs and on efforts to raise more funds, with lavish spending on limousines, expensive hotels, meals and tips, an analysis of the latest financial disclosure data shows.
  • Spend now, pay later becomes our official policy

    03/01/2010 3:51:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 198+ views
    Times online ^ | 3/1/10 | Irwin Stelzer: American Account
    “WATCH what we do, not what we say,” President Richard Nixon’s attorney-general told the press. Unfortunately for both men, the press eventually did that, and we got the first of the “gates” — Watergate. The consequences for President Barack Obama of watching what he does rather than what he says will be less dire, but nevertheless revealing. Americans overwhelmingly say their main concern is jobs, and that they are satisfied with their present healthcare arrangements. In response, an allegedly chastened Obama “pivoted”, and said his primary concern from now on will be job creation, which will take priority over his...
  • I’ve Got Your Deficit Commission Right Here!

    02/22/2010 5:39:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 363+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2010 | Josph C. Phillips
    Even as a bloodbath looms in the November distance, the Obama administration continues to push healthcare because they know that Americans love their entitlements like winos love wine. They are betting the farm that once that fiery warmth begins running through the National body we will not only love national health care, but will fight to defend it. We will also be too glassy eyed to notice that we have suddenly signed away our liberty, becoming slaves to those that serve us. But I digress. Like wine, entitlements cost money. Sadly the more addicted we become the less money we...
  • Port gets stimulus funds for new equipment

    02/17/2010 10:52:32 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 167+ views
    bizjournals.com ^ | February 17, 2010 | by Melanie Turner
    The ports of West Sacramento, Stockton and Oakland have jointly been awarded $30 million in federal stimulus funds to launch a container barge service between the three ports that will help ease congestion on highways in Northern California. The Port of West Sacramento announced the award Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the funding as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s $1.5 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. The “inland marine highway” service would be used to transport consumer goods and agricultural products in containers on barges. While the deep-water channel leading to the Port of West...
  • Government Giveth and Taketh Away

    12/10/2009 10:40:51 AM PST · by bogusname · 4 replies · 344+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 10, 2009 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr
    Do my eyes deceive me? Did I really see President Barack Obama this week calling for a vast increase in government spending? He now is promising to "spend our way out of this recession." He plans to build highways and bridges. There will be tax cuts for small businesses. There will be tax incentives for making our homes more energy-efficient. Economic stimulus will be extended for unemployment insurance. Checks for $250 will be sent to senior citizens and veterans. More money will be sent to state and local governments so they will not have to lay off teachers, firefighters, and...
  • New Obama plans: 'spend our way out' of downturn

    12/08/2009 10:46:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 522+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/09 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama outlined new multibillion-dollar stimulus and jobs proposals Tuesday, saying the nation must continue to "spend our way out of this recession" until more Americans are back at work. Without giving a price tag, Obama proposed a package of new spending for highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects, deeper tax breaks for small businesses and tax incentives to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient.
  • U.S.'s Geithner tells China to spend more at home

    07/27/2009 11:43:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 625+ views
    swiss info ^ | 7/27/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday China can play a major role in restoring global growth by continuing to encourage more consumption at home and exporting less. At the start of a two-day U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Geithner avoided any mention of sensitive currency issues and instead focussed on encouraging Beijing to recognise that strapped U.S. consumers can't keep powering the global economy.
  • Obama says stimulus spending must pick up

    06/24/2009 9:14:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies · 791+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 6-24-09 | ap
    WASHINGTON - Amid rising public impatience with an economy now under his watch, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration needs to push money out faster to initiate a recovery and conceded that unemployment would rise above 10 percent. “People are going through a very tough time right now,” Obama said at a White House news conference. “And I don’t expect them to be satisfied.”
  • Politicians Still DON'T GET IT !!

    05/07/2009 6:17:00 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 399+ views
    Quincy News/The Lid ^ | 5/7/09 | The Lid
    The mental "denseness" of politicians never ceases to amaze. Last month about one million Americans, most of whom had never protested anything before, rallied to show their anger about government spending. You would think that parties in power, especially on the local level would be doing their best to co-opt these protesters into the system. Unfortunately too many politicians have done their best to alienate the "tea party movement," by calling them racist, ignorant, republican's who refuse to recognize that they lost, ect. Take this example from Quincy, Illinois:
  • REPEATING THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST

    04/13/2009 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Mojave · 11 replies · 1,426+ views
    American Backlash ^ | APRIL 13, 2009 | Eddie Willers
    This is a cartoon from the 1934 Chicago Tribune.
  • Depression Mistakes Repeated

    04/07/2009 1:04:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 30 replies · 2,530+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | April 7,2009 | Steven Hansen
    A hat tip to Tom Cunningham who found this depression era cartoon. As they say, a cartoon is worth a thousand words.......
  • National debt hits record $11 trillion

    03/17/2009 4:04:52 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 31 replies · 767+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/17/09 | Manu Raju
    The eye-popping national debt surpassed $11 trillion Monday, the largest in U.S. history. The new Treasury Department figures on the national debt were released as the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to project that the annual budget deficit will be higher than previously estimated by the White House's Office of Management and Budget. The debt, which refers to the cumulative amount of money the government owes, hit $10.9 trillion on Friday. The whopping number has major ramifications for President Barack Obama, who is trying to push through a raft of big-ticket bills on health care, energy, education and climate...
  • Obama may have trouble keeping Democrats on his track (Too much tax & spend - even for RATS?)

    03/08/2009 5:35:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,202+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/08/09 | Peter Nicholas
    Obama may have trouble keeping Democrats on his trackSome Democrats have qualms about his plans for spending and taxes -- and about his push to change so much so quickly. By Peter Nicholas March 8, 2009 Reporting from Washington -- President Obama is facing misgivings about his policy agenda from inside his own party, with prominent Democrats objecting to parts of his taxation and spending plans and questioning the White House push to do so much so fast. Obama's strategy is to advance on all fronts. Buoyed by favorable poll numbers, he is moving to jolt the economy with a...
  • Barack Obama unveils staggering trillion dollar budget

    02/27/2009 6:15:48 AM PST · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 442+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 27, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama has unveiled a staggering $3.55 trillion (£2.44 trillion) budget, costing each American taxpayer the equivalent of $25, 573. Announcing a radical change of course in economic policy, Mr Obama proposed a $634 billion reform of the health care system to cover millions more people. The White House conceded that the proposed budget would balloon the annual federal deficit to $1.75 trillion – or more than 12.3 per cent of the US Gross Domestic Product, the highest level since 1945. Mr Obama's bold plan represents the biggest shift in the American political landscape since President Lyndon Johnson's "Great...
  • California Legislature approves budget bill

    02/19/2009 9:16:11 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 12 replies · 555+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/19/2009 | EagleUSA
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Legislature passed a long-awaited budget early Thursday after an epic battle that involved several all-night sessions, sending the governor a bill that raises taxes and cuts spending to help close a $42 billion deficit. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, praised the bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly. He came out of his office after the budget vote and disconnected a large deficit clock counting the number of days — 106 as of Thursday — that the Legislature had failed to act since he declared a special session to deal with the state's fiscal...
  • Spend, Spend, Spend - But Who Pays?

    02/07/2009 2:31:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Feb 7,2009 | James Picerno
    Paul Krugman in his New York Times column yesterday chastises the Obama administration for not pushing for a sufficiently large enough stimulus package to juice the economy. "Would the Obama economic plan, if enacted, ensure that America won’t have its own lost decade?" he asks. "Not necessarily: a number of economists, myself included, think the plan falls short and should be substantially bigger." Given this morning's news that the economy shed nearly 600,000 nonfarm jobs last month--the biggest monthly loss since 1974--the case for government stimulus never looked stronger. All the more so if deflation threatens, which it clearly does....
  • Obama open to compromise on $825B stimulus bill

    01/27/2009 5:37:29 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 24 replies · 607+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/27/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – On the eve of a key vote, President Barack Obama privately promised Republicans he stands ready to accept changes in the $825 billion economic stimulus legislation, invoked Ronald Reagan to rebut conservative critics and urged lawmakers to "put politics aside" in the interest of creating jobs. "The American people expect action," Obama said Tuesday as he shuttled between closed-door meetings with House and Senate Republicans on a trip to the Capitol that blended substance with political symbolism. Republicans who attended the sessions said the president did not agree to any specific changes but did pledge to have his...
  • Obama to Meet with Hill Leaders

    01/01/2009 7:30:21 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Politico / Yahoo News ^ | 1/1/2009 | EagleUSA
    HONOLULU - President-elect Barack Obama will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday to discuss a planned economic stimulus package estimated to cost up to $775 billion, a Democratic source said Thursday. Obama, Pelosi and Reid will then meet with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House minority leader Republican John Boehner, who have expressed concern about the cost of the economic stimulus package, the source said. Obama’s meeting with Pelosi and Reid will take place in Reid’s office. The discussion including House and Senate Republican leaders will be held on the Senate...
  • Business As Usual...

    12/17/2008 5:33:46 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies · 483+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/08 | NY Post Editorial staff
    Gov. Paterson delivered a grim mes sage yesterday. "This is the worst fiscal downturn since the Great Depression," he said - warning that New York is facing its "largest deficit" in history, while promising to take all the "difficult" steps necessary to "restructure" government and balance the state's books. So he proposed a $121 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts April 1, ostensibly to close an estimated $15.4 billion revenue-spending gap through March 2010. Not good enough. Yes, the budget calls for relatively modest cuts in big-ticket items. But it "restructures" virtually nothing. It actually increases spending, by...
  • We Have to Double Down on Borrow and Spend

    12/03/2008 7:53:57 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 2 replies · 242+ views
    BLIP-TV ^ | Dec 04, 2008 | unknown
    Dangerous Fred Thompson impression, LOL!
  • Barry, Nancy, Harry, and Barney will be writing the new Tax Laws, you just sign'em

    10/16/2008 5:01:15 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 8 replies · 298+ views
    today | epluribus_2
    Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, (and Clinton), will be writing the new tax laws for small and large business, so anything "president elect" Obama has to say about Joe the Plummer is a waste of time anyway. Say what ever you want. Say 99% of voters won't be taxed. The truth is he will sign whatever socialist plan is served up. Can you imagine him veto'ing anything? Just call the next budget "The Declaration of Dependence".
  • It's the Taxes, Stupid!

    10/04/2008 6:33:07 AM PDT · by Always Right · 21 replies · 532+ views
    Oct. 4, 2008 | J. Mohney
    In the recent debates, both Obama and Biden have told us that under their tax plan is about ‘fairness’ and that no one will pay ‘no more than they did under Ronald Reagan’. These are boldface lies which we can not let stand. Karl Rove pointed this out after the VP debate on Fox, but even the well informed Rove only got it part right. Reagan’s top tax rate was 28%, and social security and Medicare were capped. Under Obama’s plan, the top rate would go up to 39.6%, much higher than Obama and Biden are telling us. But that...
  • Voters say Obama's tax plan will hurt (52% believe tax Obama's scheme would leave them worse off)

    09/18/2008 10:38:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 528+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ ^ | September 18, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    A majority of likely voters believe the tax plan being touted by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would leave them worse off than they are now, according to a new poll. The ATI-News/Zogby poll revealed today 52 percent of those surveyed believe Obama's tax scheme would leave them worse off, including 52 percent of independents and 51 percent of women. "Surprisingly, 18 percent of Obama's own supporters said his tax plan would make them worse off," the poll results said. One in four Democrats believes Obama's tax agenda would be damaging personally and one in five self-described liberals takes the...
  • Time's up for Chicken Little

    01/29/2008 7:41:02 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 1 replies · 76+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | January 29, 2008 | Thomas Patterson
    Time’s up for Chicken Little: Budget shortfall presents opportunity for new leaders to emerge Thomas C. Patterson, Goldwater Institute Daily Email January 29, 2008 The state budget deficit is an opportunity in disguise. The pressure of a multibillion dollar shortfall might enable reforms we wouldn’t have the courage for otherwise. Governor Janet Napolitano, although often cited for her skill in avoiding tax hikes, recently unveiled a couple of particularly bad ideas for “revenue enhancement.” First, she wants to expand photo radar on state highways to generate $90 million of deficit reduction. The governor also recommended ratcheting up the marketing of...
  • Senate approves $23 billion water projects bill ( includes $9 billion in added projects )

    09/25/2007 7:14:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 83+ views
    Veto-proof margin of approval, includes $9 billion in added projects. 'Pet projects'? "These programs are necessary," insisted Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who rejected arguments by opponents that the legislation is stocked with unneeded pet projects pushed by individual lawmakers. "How many failed projects and wasted dollars does it take before we finally say we've had enough?" asked Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who called the legislation a "flawed, loaded bill" that doesn't attempt to set priorities on water projects. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., complained that the bill contains about 20 projects that were added during the negotiations between the House and...
  • Bush Has Quietly Tripled Aid to Africa

    12/31/2006 4:19:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 129 replies · 2,994+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 31 December 2006 | Michael Fletcher
    <p>President Bush's legacy is sure to be defined by his wielding of U.S. military power in Afghanistan and Iraq, but there is another, much softer and less-noticed effort by his administration in foreign affairs: a dramatic increase in U.S. aid to Africa.</p>
  • Louisiana Blanco Losing House Spending Spree

    12/11/2006 7:28:38 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 773+ views
    BayouBuzz ^ | 12/11/06
    Gov. Kathleen Blanco was ready to go shopping. Her treasury was flush with money. The Republican Legislators said her proposals were dead on arrival. Many Democrats weren’t fond of her session ideas and wanted to discuss Road Home and real insurance reform, instead. Blanco wanted to spend a profusion of one-time money on many one-time spending items. The House of Representatives has told her to do it on her own time, not theirs. On Monday, Blanco failed to get the House of Representatives to approve a revised, reduced version of her spending plan. She has been unable to get the...
  • Blanco spending plans stall in state House (Lousiana)

    12/10/2006 7:04:55 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 510+ views
    KATC.com ^ | 12/10/06
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco's push to spend $2 billion on tax breaks, pay raises and other budget proposals stalled in the state House on Sunday as the governor's allies ran into problems getting the votes to raise a constitutional spending cap. The Blanco administration tried to work out a compromise with lawmakers behind the scenes, to determine which proposals could gain passage in a 10-day pre-holiday special session called by the governor despite cries from critics for postponement. The House was expected to take up some of the Blanco spending proposals Sunday but adjourned when it was...
  • CA: Democratic attempt to spend bond money for parks irks Republicans (renegging on deal?)

    08/15/2006 8:17:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 303+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 8/15/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    A move by Democrats to allocate about $1 billion from two voter initiatives on the November ballot has upset Republicans, who say it reneges on the deal that led to a massive infrastructure package going before voters this fall. An Assembly committee on Wednesday is scheduled to consider legislation by Sen. Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, that would specify funding for parks if the bond measures are approved by voters. Republicans had rejected spending on parks this spring during negotiations over a public works package that asks voters to approve money for transportation, levee repair, schools and affordable housing. That package, worth...
  • The LCLI (Liberal Cost of Living Increase)

    08/07/2006 9:35:30 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 35 replies · 1,101+ views
    NRSC email ^ | August 7, 2006 | Mark Stephens
      From the Desk of Mark Stephens, Executive Director, NRSCDo you have your wallet handy? Well, you better . . . . . . Let me tell you why.The LCLI (Liberal Cost of Living Increase)Anytime liberal Democrats take the reins of government, the American people must pull out their wallets and pay a price. It's the automatic Liberal Cost of Living Increase - the LCLI. You see it happen at the local level, state level and at the federal level.Americans are feeling the squeeze of rising energy prices and escalating health care costs - but the LCLI will dwarf...