While Congress is currently doing very little, perhaps we’d be better off if it stopped doing anything at all – meaning the expiration of the Bush-Era tax cuts,…Read More →
Defying a White House veto threat, US lawmakers vote Tuesday on a “Tea Party”-backed plan requiring draconian cuts in government spending as the price to avert a ruinous early August debt default.
The Republican-led House of Representatives was to…Read More →
As Congress and the President attempt to negotiate a way to raise our debt limit that both sides are satisfied with, one source of wasteful spending that needs to be addressed is our defense budget. Defense spending soared 70 percent under the Bush administration,…Read More →
My best friend is a pharmacist in small-town Minnesota. She’s also a lifelong Republican. She hasn’t voted Democratic once in her 33 years and she helped deliver the GOP the legislative majority in Minnesota for the first time in 38 years. The two of…Read More →
As the deadline on the debt ceiling approaches, the debate over what to do continues in Washington. Today, President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are meeting to further negotiate plans for the future. This meeting will be a significant…Read More →
Senator Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina) said with certainty recently that “Social Security’s going to go broke. We should put it on the table to save it from bankruptcy.” But this turns out to be a totally erroneous claim. The Social Security trustees’…Read More →