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.
Going without air conditioning is my choice to live within my means without whining or demanding that other people pay my bills.
With the federal debt at $21 trillion and rising, if Congress will not act on this package, when will it discover fiscal discipline?
Mary Katharine Ham and Mattie Duppler host today’s Federalist Radio Hour to chat about America’s week in Royals obsession, the tax bill aftermath, and more.
We agree with President Trump: a spending bill like the one passed this March must never happen again. Unfortunately, Congress currently is on a path to repeat that debacle.
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.
The call to restore earmarks is partly based on the belief that Congress has inadequate control over how the executive branch spends money. False.
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.
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.
Congress still refuses to eat its policy spinach, following the path of least resistance in making easy choices rather than tough ones.
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.
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.
In ‘Smashing the DC Monopoly,’ the legendarily principled former senator explains just how corrupt Washington is and lays out a credible plan to amend the Constitution and make the reforms Congress won’t.
Top federal officials like Steve Mnuchin seem to think taxpayers owe them private charter flights at top expense.
Continuing resolutions ultimately cost taxpayers, who pay for congressionally induced instability and terribly inefficient funding and contract management.
If Defense Secretary James Mattis cannot persuade Trump to request additional funds for the U.S. military, then perhaps he can convince him to reprioritize existing funding instead.
The Republican Study Committee is backing two amendments to the GOP health care bill that strike at the heart of Obamacare: Medicaid expansion.
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