The Trump tweet illustrates a much larger problem facing congressional Republicans: They don’t want to fight—about the wall, or about much of anything, particularly spending.
With the federal debt at $21 trillion and rising, if Congress will not act on this package, when will it discover fiscal discipline?
To most individuals outside Washington, Republicans moving to bail out Obamacare, and attempting to pass 2,200-plus page bills in mere hours, signifies a degree of insanity.
The brief lapse in appropriations had serious underlying causes, and the flip way its correspondents covered the incident led to arguably the dumbest headline in Politico’s history.
Parents and grandparents who otherwise work hard to help their kids have no compunction about burdening them with endless budget deficits resulting in a crushing national debt.
Of course, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer want to ram the deal through Congress by Thursday evening—because we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.
The call to restore earmarks is partly based on the belief that Congress has inadequate control over how the executive branch spends money. False.
House leaders have concocted a plan that would use a budget gimmick that arguably violates the law to bail out Obamacare and provide taxpayer funding to plans that cover abortion.
In Democratic-majority states across the nation, state legislators are flailing blindly to find a way around the reduced federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.
The push for entitlement reform is a longstanding Republican goal based on keeping promises to taxpayers, not a result of the much-needed tax cuts.
Democrats don’t want to admit that they imposed per capita spending caps in Medicare as part of Obamacare. Rather than admit the truth, many choose to lie or obfuscate.
Shortly before departing for their Christmas break, lawmakers of both parties voted to waive provisions that would have led to federal spending reductions over the coming decade.
The United States has failed to hold the World Health Organization accountable for the nearly $2 billion in U.S. funding WHO receives each year.
While a certain amount of taxation is necessary, we shouldn’t kid ourselves about its true nature. It’s a form of coerced taking.
To demonstrate that most Republicans have no desire to reduce federal spending, one need look no further than a Politico story last Thursday.
Neither party wants to reduce spending—a bad sign for future generations, who will pay the price for current leaders’ profligate ways.
If Republicans will end up passing an SCHIP reauthorization along party lines, why not ensure that the legislation includes solid conservative policies throughout?
For multiple reasons, Congress should not repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board without first enacting a suitable replacement.
Top federal officials like Steve Mnuchin seem to think taxpayers owe them private charter flights at top expense.
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