COVID-19 and the lockdowns devastated small businesses. Now the reconciliation bill could increase their pain.
If Republican lawmakers vote for a debt limit increase, they own the reconciliation bill — all of it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is already reprising her old tricks for ramming through Joe Biden’s latest multi-trillion, deficit-funded spending spree.
Republican lawmakers’ profligacy does not give Democrats carte blanche to pursue even more reckless levels of spending.
In lieu of additional revenue obtained from auditing taxpayers, how do lawmakers now propose to fund increased federal spending on roads and bridges? Through a budget gimmick.
Enacting several modest reforms to Medicare—ones that could attract Democrat support—could rebuild a bipartisan consensus to tackle the unsustainable nature of our entitlements.
CBO now projects that the national debt will exceed the size of the nation’s economy by the end of this fiscal year—just three short months away.
If Congress follows the president’s lead and does not renew the Hyde Amendment, court precedents may require state Medicaid programs to cover abortions in most if not all cases.
Biden’s American Family Plan would dole out free college, free child care, free meals, and more. But does the math add up? Nope.
It’s another example of the rich—well-heeled corporate lobbyists—getting richer as government expands further under the new administration.
Senate Democrats likely lack the votes to pull off a major rules change. Still, the fact so many want to do so speaks to the radical nature of their goals.
What Congress is doing, as it always does, is attempting to throw money at the problems that we and state and local legislatures have created.
Every stimulus grabs control from shoppers and hands control to government people. You will pay again later by getting less for the lower-value dollars as Social Security checks.
Conservatives should demand more than the soft bigotry of low expectations that Republican lawmakers’ miserable track record on spending has led them to expect.
Shutdowns and bailouts are unsustainable for 18 months to two years. We need a new and better set of strategies, and we can’t put it off any further.
Instead of bailouts, Congress should create new safety net programs that largely recover the cash relief from the same households and businesses that receive taxpayer support.
President Trump’s block-grant plan is a bold call to congressional Republicans to not squander their next opportunity to relieve U.S. education of bureaucracy like they did in his first two years of office.
The current definition of a bipartisan ‘deal’ occurs when both sides get what they want—at the expense of taxpayers, or more specifically future generations.
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