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  • Punch-Out!!: Warner VS. Warner on Balanced Budget Amendment

    05/21/2014 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/20/14 | staff
    Gillespie campaign throws Warner’s views into the boxing ring together, NES style
  • The Big Conundrum of Small GovernmentOnly way out is a balanced budget amendment.

    04/24/2014 7:08:07 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2014 | Brad Lips
    n Washington, it is never too early to discuss who will next reside in the White House. But the real question is not who; it's what he will do there. Could even a President Paul, Lee, or Cruz accomplish the dramatic downsizing of government that we need? How would he push a Tea Party agenda, given what I call the Big Conundrum? The Big Conundrum is that those of us who believe in limited government abhor how much power has been appropriated to the executive branch. It would seem a type of hypocrisy to use those same powers to radically...
  • George Will: A Recourse to Budgetary Inaction

    04/11/2014 1:10:08 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 27 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 4/10/14 | George Will
    From the Goldwater Institute ...comes an innovative idea. It would use the Constitution's Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution's framers thought their document guaranteed. The Compact for America is the innovation of the Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias, who proposes a constitutional convention carefully called under Article V to enact a balanced-budget amendment written precisely enough to preclude evasion by the political class.Congress, which relishes deficit spending, would not, unilaterally and unpressured, send this amendment to the states for ratification. Hence the Goldwater Institute's recourse to Article V. It provides, in the same sentence,...
  • What Obama's "Balanced" Approach To Anything Looks Like

    02/15/2013 10:30:36 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • House votes 253-167 to require balanced budget date from President Obama

    02/06/2013 7:47:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/6/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House passed legislation Wednesday that would force President Obama to estimate when the federal budget will balance again — and outline the steps he proposes to eliminate the budget deficit. The Require a PLAN Act is part of a new Republican attempt to force Obama and the Democratic Senate to engage in efforts to cut the deficit. Republicans have roundly criticized Obama for submitting late budgets that don´t balance, and the Senate for failing to produce any budget plan at all in nearly four years. As expected, the
  • 18th State Poised to Demand Balanced Budget Amendment

    05/07/2012 9:27:27 AM PDT · by SCharles · 4 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 5.7.12 | US Daily Review
    The New Hampshire House of Representatives recently passed a resolution (HCR 40) that, if approved in the Senate, would make New Hampshire the 18th of 38 states needed to draft and ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Representative Ulery (District 27), the House Sponsor, stated, “a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) will force Congress to do what they seem incapable of doing, that is reduce spending and tell the American people the truth about the cost of our nation’s unfunded entitlement promises.” Co-founder of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force and Economics Professor (Ret.), Dr. Barry Poulson noted,...
  • Sen. DeMint: ‘A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Effectively Put the Democratic Party

    02/02/2012 4:19:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/2/12 | Christopher Goins
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that the Democratic Party would “effectively” be “put out of business,” if Congress were to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “They can’t work with us on balancing the budget,” DeMint said. “Their whole platform is based on more promises from government and more government spending.
  • White House Rejects Republican Payroll Tax Proposal

    12/09/2011 1:36:51 PM PST · by edpc · 16 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9 Dec 2011 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House rejected on Friday the latest proposal from Republicans in Congress on a payroll tax cut, saying its costs needed to be offset in a balanced away and not with budget cuts exempting the rich. "We are open to looking at other ways to pay for this, but they have to be economically responsible and fair," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "It is important that the overall package meet the standards the president has set."
  • Thumbs up to Mark Levin on phony balanced budget amendment!

    11/19/2011 1:54:29 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 21 replies · 2+ views
    11-19-11 | JOHN W K
    I was pleasantly surprised to hear Mark Levin, on his Friday show, express his rejection of the phony balanced budget amendment and giving his support to the four Republicans who voted against it. My only disappointment with Mark on this issue is his failure to associate our founder’s expressed intentions to have the rule of apportionment applied when dealing with deficits should they occur, and how the rule of apportionment would make each State’s Congressional Delegation immediately accountable if Congress spent more than is brought in from its normal means of raising a federal revenue, which would trigger the apportioned...
  • GOP RINOs set vote for phony balanced budget amendment (H.J.RES.2)!

    11/17/2011 7:43:47 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 6 replies
    12/17/11 | JOHN W K
    SEE: House GOP sets vote on balanced-budget amendment ``House GOP leaders have scheduled a vote next week on a constitutional amendment that would require a balanced federal budget.`` Now, let us take a look at what the GOP offers to restrain our Congress which has brought our nation to the brink of financial suicide and a national debt of over $15 TRILLION which represents our nation‘s entire gross domestic product for one year!. SEE H.J.RES.2, THE GOP BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT and particularly note alleged ``conservatives`` who have put their name to this fraud! `Section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal...
  • Time for Some Truth: Bill Clinton Never Balanced A Budget And Never Ran A Surplus

    10/03/2011 1:31:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/3/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    On Friday Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the dedication of a bridge at his Presidential library. During his address he complained that Republicans try to take too much credit for his welfare reform legislation and for balancing the budget. The two parties can argue about who was behind welfare reform, but no one deserves credit for balancing the budget. The truth is the United States federal budget was not balanced in any of Bill Clinton’s eight years as President. Not once! The federal government has two types of debt public debt and intra-governmental debt.
  • GOP To Obama: Push For Balanced Budget Amendment

    09/03/2011 5:04:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2011 | Ashley Killough
    Republicans want President Barack Obama to demand a balanced budget amendment in his upcoming jobs speech to Congress. "This would ensure spending cuts made today don't easily disappear tomorrow," said Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte in the GOP weekly address Saturday. "That doesn't just mean a fiscal house in order; it also means more certainty for the private sector and a better environment for job creation." ... A balanced budget, he said, would ensure that Washington spends within its means, therefore providing a stronger environment for investment and job growth. When Congress passed the debt bill in the first week of...
  • Returning to 2005 Spending Levels Would Match Current Revenues (Vanity, Comments?)

    07/30/2011 10:52:22 AM PDT · by Rodm · 23 replies
    CBO ^ | Rod M
    Returning to 2005 Spending Levels Would Match Current Revenues of 2.5 Trillion dollars. Outlays in 2005 were 2,472.2 Trillion. This solution would result in no rise the debt limit and we would have a balanced budget. This would also secure our AAA credit rating. This idea probably has too much common sense for the "Inside the Beltway Crowd."
  • Support shifts as Boehner adds balanced-budget amendment

    07/29/2011 9:33:47 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2011 | The Hill Staff
    House Republicans will link passage of a balanced-budget amendment to Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) last-ditch debt-ceiling plan, which GOP lawmakers said would move the measure to passage in a high-stakes vote later on Friday. Republican lawmakers voiced confidence the enhanced bill would pass muster with conservatives, as Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) predicted the balanced-budget amendment change would bring 10 to 20 more GOP members on board.
  • Flashback Video: 20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment

    07/21/2011 4:30:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtuve ^ | 7/21/11 | club4growth
    20 Democrats have supported a Balanced Budget Amendment in the past...the support is there...let's pass one.
  • Indiana $1.2 Billion In Black, Auditor Says

    07/14/2011 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Azeem · 32 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | July 14, 2011 | The Indy Channel
    "Without raising taxes and by carefully watching spending, Indiana state government has continued to live within its means," Berry said. "For those who believe that raising taxes is the only way out of a fiscal crisis, I say take a look at the Hoosier state."
  • Balanced budget amendment headed to House floor next week (Will the rookie Hussein support it?)

    07/13/2011 5:45:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/12/11
    Balanced budget amendment headed to House floor next weekThe Daily Caller – 15 hrs ago A balanced budget amendment will be considered on the House floor next Wednesday, The Daily Caller has learned from a senior GOP source on Capitol Hill. House leadership gave the amendment its stamp of approval, when House Speaker John Boehner laid out three conditions for any deal on the debt limit to reporters Tuesday. Republican freshmen have been pushing the balanced budget issue for weeks. (Dems: We couldn’t attack Republicans if we agree to Medicare cuts) “The spending cuts have to be larger than the...
  • Force a Balanced Budget

    03/08/2011 11:39:25 AM PST · by garycsr55 · 15 replies
    Myself | 03/08/2012 | garycsr55
    We must face reality. Politicians are just not able to balance the Federal Budget. It' just not in their natures. The vast majority of them live in a fantasy world as far as money management is concerned. Even freshman congressmen, who are the most likely among them to have dealt at some point with real life, soon learn that personal finance problems become a thing of the past. They have little to be concerned about when dealing with the costs of health care for themselves. Their personal retirement security concerns fade in importance as well. They no longer need be...
  • The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 15 - Fox News Crushes Competition on Tea Party Day.

    04/16/2009 6:41:16 PM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | Wednesday, April 15
    Fox news nearly doubled the total viewers of their competitors in both overall viewers and the 24-54 demographic largely due to their Tea Party coverage and the competitions lack of same. http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/the_scoreboard_wednesday_april_15_114271.asp
  • TO OUR READERS:...The path ahead for AJC

    03/09/2009 9:47:26 AM PDT · by Wvoter · 48 replies · 1,463+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 8 March 2009 | Julia Wallace, Editor
    By Julia Wallace,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, March 08, 2009 Two weeks ago, you heard from our publisher, Doug Franklin, about the economic challenges at this newspaper and newspapers across the country. Last week, you heard from our head of sales and marketing about his team’s efforts to effectively sell advertising in the Atlanta market. Today, it’s my turn. I want to give you more detailed information on the content changes ahead in the next two weeks. I also want to respond to your questions to our publisher about what we are doing to make sure our news and editorial pages...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger says budget can't be balanced on cuts alone (aRnold 'Re-Pete' Wilsonegger)

    04/08/2008 5:55:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 133+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/8/08 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that he doesn't believe the state can solve its $8 billion budget hole in the next fiscal year through cuts alone and called on lawmakers to "get very creative" in finding new revenues that don't qualify as taxes. "By law I have to balance the books, and also I have promised people of California that we will do it by being fiscally responsible and by making sure that we live within our means," Schwarzenegger said at a town hall-style meeting in Modesto. "And we have to find revenues this year, because I don't think that...
  • Taking Offense for Fun and Profit

    07/24/2007 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 438+ views
    Reaganesque | 07/24/07 | Reaganesque
    Taking Offense for Fun and Profit   Have you seen the bumper sticker out there that says “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention? Living in Minneapolis, I see that one rather frequently along with “Hate is not a family value”, “Would Jesus Discriminate”, “Buck Fush” and myriad other erudite and intellectually stimulating bumper stickers from our friends on the Left that express just how outraged they are at… well…everything. To hear them talk, you might get the idea that the Left believes that life is one big series of unending injustices and that this profoundly bothers them....
  • CA: LAO: Governor's Budget Not Balanced

    02/21/2007 6:17:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 305+ views
    KQED - Capitol Notes ^ | 2/21/07 | John Myers
    The in-depth analysis of Governor Schwarzenegger's new state budget is out, and the Legislature's non-partisan analyst essentially says the numbers don't add up. Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill says that expenditures in 2007-08 would outpace revenues by $2.6 billion. And while there is reserve cash left from the current fiscal year to help soften the blow, Hill projects the governor's plan would still leave the state short by $726 million. That's a far cry from Schwarzenegger's bold statement in January that his budget had wiped out the state's red ink. Beyond that, the LAO report forecasts an even larger deficit in...
  • Troop Levels in Iraq Must be Balanced Carefully, Officials Say

    02/17/2006 8:04:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 303+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2006 – The level of U.S. forces in Iraq must be balanced so as not to create an occupying force, but to still be effective and able to maintain a secure environment, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told a House of Representatives committee here yesterday. "No country wants foreign forces permanently in their country; we have no desire to have our forces permanently in that country," Rumsfeld said at a hearing of the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. "The goal is to have sufficient forces." Having too many U.S. forces in Iraq could create a...
  • Conservatives Desert Fox News

    12/22/2005 8:01:49 AM PST · by george76 · 95 replies · 3,673+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | December 22, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    The revelation that Fox News aired a one-sided global warming program featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has alienated the channel's conservative base. In response to our column on the controversy, we received a number of emails, some of them threatening to leave the channel in disgust. We speculated in our column on the matter that Fox was trying to curry favor with Kennedy, who may be running for high office in New York, home of Fox News parent News Corporation. If Kennedy, for instance, becomes New York state Attorney General, he could be in a position to help or hurt...
  • New York Times Uses Princeton Prof.: U.S. Masses are Ignorant ( Typical Left Snobbery)

    08/18/2005 7:37:57 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 8 replies · 857+ views
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 18, 2005 | ALAN B. KRUEGER
    Fair? Balanced? A Study Finds It Does Not Matter By ALAN B. KRUEGER THE share of Americans who believe that news organizations are "politically biased in their reporting" increased to 60 percent in 2005, up from 45 percent in 1985, according to polls by the Pew Research Center. Many people also believe that biased reporting influences who wins or loses elections. A new study by Stefano DellaVigna of the University of California, Berkeley, and Ethan Kaplan of the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, however, casts doubt on this view. Specifically, the economists ask whether the advent of...
  • CBS' Bob Schieffer: Unfair and Unbalanced

    05/04/2005 9:58:55 AM PDT · by directorblue · 6 replies · 397+ views
    DirectorBlue's blog ^ | 5/4/2005 | directorblue
    If you thought CBS' talking heads would at least make an effort at a little political balance, you'd be wrong. And if you thought CBS would lighten up on the Bush administration -- and the GOP in general -- you'd be wrong. Dead wrong. Here are a few sounds bites from CBS anchor Bob Schieffer's appearance on the Don Imus show this morning: WMD. Iraq. Things getting worse, not better. Vietnam. Bodybags. That's the gist. Put simply, phrases pitched straight from the Kerry talking points memo distributed in, what, October? Can't someone change Schieffer's teleprompter? Of course, Schieffer neglected any...
  • Budget? What Budget? - (JB Willaims' newest take!)

    02/09/2005 2:16:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 333+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    The Washington elite are at it again. The partisan jockeying for political positions has begun and no matter which political party wins the debate on Capital Hill, the American people will lose…again! Where I come from, a “budget” is a tool of fiscal discipline. If it isn’t balanced, somebody is losing something somewhere, or everyone is filing bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is defined as “A debtor that is judged legally insolvent.” Insolvent is defined as “unable to meet debts or discharge liabilities, resources insufficient to meet all debts.” America has qualified under these definitions for many years, except to date no one...
  • (Second Thoughts) CBS Promises to be Fair and Balanced

    01/14/2005 9:16:52 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 37 replies · 802+ views
    County Press (suburban Phila.) ^ | 1-12-05 | William W. Lawrence
    A Broadcasting & Cable magazine source which reported that CBS has promised to be "fair and balanced" was met with snickers, hilarity and amusement by discussion groups on conservative websites.Broadcasting & Cable staff reported that "CBS is desperately trying to repair relations with the Bush White House."It says CBS has taken a page from the Fox News Channel with a promise to become "fair and balanced." According to the magazine staff, the promise was delivered during a recent White House meeting that included CBS News President Andrew Heyward, Washington bureau chief Janet Leissner and Bush communications director Dan Bartlett. The...
  • INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW: EQUAL RULES FOR THE PRESS?

    10/13/2004 1:17:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 591+ views
    INSIGHTMAG.COM ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2004 | PAUL RODRIQUEZ
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Equal Rules for the Press? Posted October 11, 2004 By Paul M. Rodriguez Catching up on the weekend news post the second presidential debate was a bit disturbing - and just reaffirms what so many readers of Insight have complained about concerning bias in the press. Specifically: Where are the stories analyzing the campaign issues raised by John F. Kerry compared to his political stump rhetoric compared to the senator's 20 years worth of votes, speeches and legislative history? Sure, sure - I know, that would mean that news organizations actually are looking for fair...
  • Fair and Balanced ? [Interesting read on Media Bias & Debates]

    10/10/2004 5:46:15 AM PDT · by ontos-on · 11 replies · 1,036+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10-9-2004 | Tim Graham
    October 09, 2004, 9:51 a.m. Fair and Balanced! Why can’t all debates have such good questions? By Tim Graham What does a critic of liberal media bias do when liberal media bias pretty much fails to occur? Cheer, or say, "Man, now I don't have anything to write about?" On Friday morning, ABC's Charles Gibson explained that he would have the power to select which "uncommitted" voters collected by Gallup would ask questions of Bush and Kerry. "We will eliminate some that seem, you know, superfluous or seem redundant, or whatever. And then I simply pick some at random, trying...
  • FoxNews? "Fair and Balanced" Not on the weekends!

    02/15/2004 12:19:31 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 178 replies · 755+ views
    The coverage this weekend of the President's Nascar trip has been the worst coverage I've seen on Fox in a long long time. Greg Jarrett keeps asking each correspondent if they "know anything" about Nascar. James Rosen responded by comparing Nascar to Water Polo. Jarrett then turned to Catherine Herridge and asked her if she knew anything about Nascar. "Its not my speciality." She snidely remarked back to him. "Well the President isn't there to watch a bunch of cars run around in a circle." Jarrett remarked. "He's obviously trying to get the Nascar Dads vote." Jarrett continually made references...
  • Miami Herald Canceling Lone Conservative

    12/07/2003 10:01:29 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 184+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/8/03 | Limbacher
    After a year, a column written by Paul Crespo, a former Marine officer, Cuban American – and the Miami Herald's only conservative columnist – has been canceled, allegedly for "budget reasons." We learned that recently Crespo was told by the Herald that his twice-monthly column will no longer appear in the paper despite what he called "an amazing show of support from so many in the South Florida community." "During my year at The Herald (including three months as a member of the Editorial Board), I have endeavored to use my varied international experiences and education to provide insightful opinions...
  • Blackout (Jerusalem Post Editor Admits Paper Does Not Report; Owners of Post Face Embezzlement)

    11/28/2003 6:20:23 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies · 9,569+ views
    Haaretz ^ | November 28, 2003 | Sara Leibovich-Dar
    Blackout - Bret Stephens Admits Paper is not Real By Sara Leibovich-Dar "Conrad Black, the owner of the Jerusalem Post who had fired and laid off hundreds of reporters while embezzling millions of dollars, was more concerned with his grand lifestyle rather than seeing the Post expand and prosper," wrote a biographer. "I give priority to commentary and analysis," - Jerusalem Post Editor Bret Stephens. At a Hollinger International shareholders meeting in New York in May, Conrad Black was very upbeat. Black, the CEO, chairman and major shareholder, arrived with his wife, journalist Barbara Amiel, blew kisses to Donald Trump...
  • Kilmeade's Unmatched Wit.

    02/26/2003 4:22:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 24 replies · 375+ views
    Brian Kilmeade was talking to Lauren Green and Steve Doocy about Saddam and said something funny. Doocy: They are making those missiles over in Iraq like on the I love Lucy Show, where the conveyer belt couldn't turn off, and it was belting those chocolates out. Lauren: I mean what kind of things do you say if your Saddam's daughter in law? What would you say to him? Brian: I don't believe they are allowed to speak.
  • Brian Kilmeade in Kuwait today.

    02/14/2003 4:08:22 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies · 967+ views
    Brian Kilmeade is in Kuwait. This is very touching, because he is had a soldier say hi to his wife and kids, and because the guy was so choked up, he could barely get through the sports afterwards. Looks like they are going to have another Joe Military segment again today. Brian interviewed a Dentist, and they showed a sock puppet.
  • Whats going on at Foxnews?

    12/30/2002 7:23:36 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 72 replies · 481+ views
    12-30-02 | Conservativeman55
    Whats going on at Foxnews? I've been watching Foxnews on and off all day as always and am noticing quite an anti-war sentiment coming from many of the guests they have had on. It seems to me that Fox is subtly pumping anti-war rhetoric over the air waves. It isn't really coming as much from the hosts as much as the guests that they are putting on. First we had Greg Jarret (unabashed liberal) interviewing a former U.N. Weapons Inspector about the costs of the war. He asked how long it was going to take, and started insinuating we were...
  • Fox News Blues: Is it just me, or can we get rid of Colmes already?

    12/10/2002 11:21:36 PM PST · by Yehuda · 24 replies · 402+ views
    Fox News | Wednesday, December 11, 2002 | Yehuda
    I have just started listening to Sean Hannity on the radio in the afternoons. Yes, it's a definitely different show, call-ins etc... but how much audience would FNC lose if they just put Hannity on the tube without that moron Colmes? I just tuned into last night's H&C AM rerun and they were discussing Lott's re losing his gonads, and Colmes is so FOS I switched to a repeat of Bull-riding on OLN (which I watched last week twice...) Anyone else think the show would be better with just Hannity covering more subjects? Let Colmes go fill Donawhores bong on...