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  • Kansas governor eyes tobacco bonds for budget fix

    04/21/2016 6:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2016 | Mark Kauzlarch
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback offered options on Wednesday for dealing with sinking revenue for the state's current and next budgets, including the sale of tobacco bonds. With the fiscal 2016 revenue estimated to drop by nearly $94 million and fiscal 2017 revenue expected to be $134.7 million less than previously projected, the Republican governor said Kansas could raise about $158 million through its first sale of bonds backed by its share of a 1998 multi-state settlement with U.S. tobacco companies.
  • Democrats Won't Meet With Malloy About Budget

    04/19/2016 11:15:16 AM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    With two weeks left in the legislative session and Connecticut facing a potential $922 million deficit next year -- the state budget talks have hit a stalemate as Democrats are refusing to meet with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over personal and policy clashes. Democrats have harshly criticized Malloy's revised budget, which calls for deep cuts in educational cost-sharing funds and even no educational funding for wealthy communities like Greenwich and Madison. Some consider Malloy's cuts on education and the hospitals to be dead on arrival because they lack support from both Democrats and Republicans. Communities like West Hartford and...
  • Lyin Ryan Four Months After Promising Regular Order Speaker Paul Ryan Announces No Prospect

    04/14/2016 6:00:47 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 13, 2016 | Sundance
    Truncated title. Full title: Lyin Ryan Four Months After Promising Regular Order Speaker Paul Ryan Announces No Prospect for Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Please allow me to be perfectly clear. I hold a traditional conservative outlook. Fiscally conservative. I dont care if what you do in your bedroom, nor does it bother me if you choose to marry a squirrel, wear a snickers bar costume to the grocery store, or make it your lifes mission to spend all day filling canoes with pancakes. So long as your personal life choices in the pursuit of your happiness do not impact,...
  • Obamas Tax-And-Spend Budget Would Add $7.5 Trillion To Debt, CBO Report Shows

    03/31/2016 4:31:38 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/31/2016 | John Merline
    President Obamas first budget as president declared that he was ushering in a new era of responsibility. His last budget as president shows that hes presided over an era of unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility. That at least, is what the Congressional Budget Offices independent analysis of Obamas budget makes plain.
  • Metro Shutdown Highlights Risks of Democratic Transportation Autopilot Formula Proposal

    03/24/2016 7:45:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    MCGOP ^ | March 22, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    In an unprecedented move to protect Washington Metro riders safety, the entire transit system was closed for a day last week in order to conduct emergency inspections of electric cables. This had to be done, since a rash of fires, fatalities and other breakdowns has raised concerns about the 40-year-old rail systems continued capacity to deliver safe, reliable service. Currently the Metro Rail fares cover only a portion of its operating expenses. The system is completely dependent on its parent jurisdictions for paying any capital costs. Without state support, the necessary money would not be available. Few events better highlight...
  • Military Budget of 2017

    03/17/2016 8:45:23 PM PDT · by Tameika Boyt · 3 replies
    http://sputniknews.com/us/20160318/1036493620/obamas-final-military-budget.html | 18-3-2016 | Tameika Boyt
    There is a great debate among the supporters and critics of 2017 military budget. Supporters say that Obama should have to cut down the military budget because it is better for country and nation is not liable to waste it valuable resources for imaginable enemy. Similarly, according to critics, US should have to make increments in its military budget when the danger of ISIS and Russian war aggression is growing upon the head of Americans. On the other hand, militant groups could also threaten the internal security of US bases including Randolph Air Force Base, Christi Naval Station and other...
  • House Budget Plan: Its The Spending, Stupid

    03/17/2016 3:18:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Inestor's Business Daily ^ | 03/16/2016 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: House Republicans have a budget plan that would balance the budget in 10 years entirely through spending cuts. But its not likely to go anywhere because of the $30 billion in extra spending this year.
  • Republicans Mindless Obstructionism Shows In Budget Battle [GOP IS BATTLING? REALLY?]

    03/14/2016 4:42:36 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 15 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 3/11/2016 | DANA MILBANK
    It has been an annual rite in Washington since the modern budgeting system began in 1974: The president sends his budget to Congress and lawmakers hold hearings on it. But not this year. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees announced, for the first time since their panels were created more than 40 years ago, that they would not have hearings on the presidents budget or allow administration officials to testify. They decided this before President Obama released his budget, refusing to contemplate any budget from Obama sight unseen. This declaration, like the Senate Republicans vow that...
  • Hartford (CT) Might Ask State for Financial Help: Sources

    03/10/2016 6:11:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies
    The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have learned Hartford city leaders are looking into the possibility of asking the state for help dealing with their troubled finances. Multiple sources familiar with the Hartford's financial situation tell the Troubleshooters that legislation could be finalized as soon as today that would open the door for state oversight. Those sources told the Troubleshooters, a meeting is set for tonight in the mayor's office to review a draft oversight board statute that would then be submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly. Over the past couple of weeks, Mayor Luke Bronin has said that every option is...
  • Id like to study that

    03/05/2016 6:48:07 AM PST · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | 3/4/2016 | Greg Walcher
    A U.S. government that once famously spent $2.6 million to encourage Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly is capable of almost anything. Members of Congress often use these stories about absurd taxpayer-funded studies to make fun of the bureaucracy. Instead of just mocking silly studies, maybe they should put a stop to them.
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before Englands National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • Budget Deficit For Coming Year Hits $900 Million As Economic Woes Worsen (CT)

    02/29/2016 12:23:20 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    <p>The state budget deficit will hit $900 million next year, according to new numbers released Thursday, generating alarm among lawmakers of both parties and intensifying language on the part of Republican leaders.</p> <p>"Those are just incredible numbers. What's happening is really shocking,'' said Senate Republican leader Len Fasano of North Haven. "People should be scared."</p>
  • 2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)

    02/19/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 18, 2016 | Renee Nal
    Is there anybody more "all over the map" on healthcare than Donald Trump?...
  • Obama's Budget to Nowhere

    02/16/2016 7:49:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Barack Obama's last budget is nothing if not is a grandiose visionary document. No one -- least of all, Congress -- paid much attention to it, because no one cares where this lame-duck president wants the country to go fiscally. But the $4.1 trillion Obama manifesto deserves some inspection, if only because it is crammed with so many awful ideas. Americans should be very clear about what the progressive left wants to do next if they retain the White House, and Obama has proudly shown his hand. I should say at the outset that Republicans have been no fiscal...
  • Obama budget busts the $4 trillion mark

    02/12/2016 7:32:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    While the rest of the world focused on the New Hampshire primary, the White House dropped a budget bomb. Congress will get a $4.1 trillion spending plan for FY2017 from Barack Obama, complete with a massive $2.8 trillion tax hike and a set of assumptions that boggles the imagination nearly as much as the topline spending number:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The budget that we're releasing today reflects my priorities and the priorities that I believe will help advance security and prosperity in America for many years to come,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “It adheres...
  • Here’s Why Republicans Are Mocking Obama’s Final Budget Proposal

    02/10/2016 9:45:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 09, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    President Obama’s final budget proposal, which increases government spending by $4.15 trillion, got a chilly reception Tuesday in Congress. Many Republicans already are dismissing the spending plan outright. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., snarkily tweeted a survey asking what the mountain pictured on the cover of Obama’s budget proposal symbolized. Options: debt, regulations, taxes, or all of the above.
  • 70% Of Obama’s Budget Is Writing Checks To Individuals

    02/10/2016 4:26:54 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 76 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/9/2016 | Staff
    Budget: What is the federal government’s most important function these days? Based on the Obama budget released today, it’s not defense, or roads, or education, or the environment. It’s cutting checks.
  • FY 2017 NASA budget proposal place Obama on collision course with Congress

    02/09/2016 1:24:56 PM PST · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 9, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Obama Administration has put forth its FY 2017 NASA budget proposal, according to GeekWire. The overall spending level is $19 billion, an almost $300 million cut from the current fiscal year. Much of the money comes out of the development for the Orion deep space vehicle and the heavy lift Space Launch System, the very basis of the space agency’s plans for exploring deep space beyond low Earth orbit.
  • Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

    02/09/2016 12:17:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 3:15 PM EST | Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo
    Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July. The first-term Democrat delivered an approximately $33.3 billion plan for 2016-17 to the Republican-controlled Legislature as he tries again to break down resistance to a multibillion-dollar tax increase that has held up passage of a budget for the current year. Wolf delivered his message in a blunt, 25-minute speech that prompted objections from most...
  • Obama budget forecasts sharp increase in deficit in fiscal 2016

    02/09/2016 8:15:07 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 FEB 16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives. They include launching a new war on cancer, combating global warming and fighting growing threats from ISIS terrorists. The new spending plan, for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 -- just 3 1/2 months before he leaves office -- is facing heavy fire from Republicans who hope to capture the White House. The proposal had dim prospects of winning approval in a Republican-controlled Congress. In all, Obama's budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the...
  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • Pentagon unveils budget priority for next year: Countering Russia and China

    02/02/2016 3:26:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Missy Ryan
    A senior defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans, said the advances made by Russia and China do "force a competition that has to be confronted in the next decade." Almost half of the new investments Carter will propose are related to what officials see as a growing threat from Moscow, where President Vladimir Putin has demonstrated his willingness to employ Russian military might from Ukraine to Syria. Despite repeated cease-fire agreements, the conflict in Ukraine continues there between Russian-backed separatists and the government in Kiev. If approved by Congress, the budget plan...
  • Obama to focus on expanding access to retirement accounts

    01/25/2016 9:35:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2016 12:03 AM EST | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month. [...] The White House says Obama's proposals, if enacted, would provide more than 30 million people access to a retirement account. The biggest chunk of that increase would occur through legislation requiring employers that don't offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll their workers in an Individual Retirement Account. The employers that did so would get a tax credit of $3,000 to help them offset the administrative expense. The proposal was also part of...
  • "Le Grand Guignol" Comes To Town – Political Corruption in DC

    01/02/2016 10:07:37 AM PST · by Randall_S · 12 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 2, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo Over the last several years, the American people have witnessed one perplexing political shenanigan after another - a never-ending story. Instead of standing up for principles, for democracy itself, our elected leaders routinely sell-out the same country to which they swore an oath to protect. The most recent enormous sell-out was the passage of a budget that served only the government, not the country. It began with the election of a new Speaker, whom many hoped would serve the country better than his predecessor. Instead of a political savior, we got yet another total...
  • The Air Force will no longer fire three volley salutes at veteran funerals

    12/25/2015 1:37:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    When a veteran or member of the armed forces dies, he or she is entitled to a ceremony that includes the presentation of a U.S. flag to a family member and a bugler blowing Taps. Most of the time, there is a three-volley rifle salute if requested by family members. But now, if the deceased served in the Air Force, the three-volley salute is not an option because the Air Force can no longer support riflemen for funeral services for veteran retirees. [....] “To me, without the 21-gun salute, it just does not make it complete a proper military burial,”...
  • Reid’s promise to Ryan prompts skepticism from Republicans

    12/23/2015 6:00:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2015 | Scott Wong
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) informed his GOP colleagues at a recent closed-door meeting that he had just received a “promise” from Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The room — filled with lawmakers skeptical of Reid’s motives — erupted in laughter.
  • Paul Ryan: ‘I Hate Omnibus Bill’ But I Did It Anyway

    12/22/2015 3:17:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2015 | MIchelle Fields
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told radio host Bill Bennett that he hates Omnibus bills, but he passed a $1 trillion omnibus last week anyway. “I hate omnibus bills and I don’t like doing these last-second bills,” Ryan said. He added that he blames Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) who filibustered, “all but one appropriations bill” and also his caucus who, “seized up in the middle of the summer, unable to pass any appropriations bills because of some poison pill amendments
  • TITLE IX--TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT

    12/21/2015 10:13:57 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 13 replies
    H.R.1314 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 ^ | 11/02/2015 | 114th-congress
    TITLE IX--TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT (Sec. 901) The public debt limit is suspended through March 15, 2017. On March 16, 2017, the limit is increased to accommodate obligations issued during the suspension period. (Sec. 902) Adjustments to the debt limit for obligations during the suspension period are limited to obligations necessary to fund a commitment incurred by the federal government that required payment before March 16, 2017. The Department of the Treasury may not issue obligations during the suspension period to increase cash balances above normal operating balances.
  • Spending Bill Betrayal by Establishment Republicans Confirms Contempt for Base

    12/20/2015 10:52:02 AM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 15 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | December 18, 2015 | David Codrea
    Spending Bill Betrayal by Establishment Republicans Confirms Contempt for Base by David Codrea , December 18, 2015 Elephantmary The Dead Elephant Party appears intent on forcing the rest of us down its suicidal path. How did your “servants” vote? Kurt Russell in “Tombstone” asks the essential question each of us must answer: “Are you going to do something or just stand there and bleed?”
  • Ryan Defends Spending Bill: 'We Fought For As Much As We Could Get'

    12/20/2015 10:28:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 20, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing conservative criticism of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress passed on Friday, saying that Republican leaders "fought for as much as we could get" in the compromise legislation. "We advanced our priorities and principles. Not every single one of them, but many of them. And then we're going to pick up next year and pick up where we left off and keep going for more," he told NBC's Chuck Todd in an interview on Meet the Press.
  • Betrayed! Seething Sen. Sessions lets GOP have it over massive omnibus bill

    12/18/2015 9:20:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 12/18/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions has had it with his Republican colleagues, and took to the floor this week to deliver a scathing speech in which he asked, "Who do we represent?" The Alabama Republican was talking about a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that extends tax credits to people who don't pay taxes -- including illegal immigrants. He was talking about a bill that offers sales tax deductions for those who live in jurisdictions without sales taxes. He was talking about a bill that delays implementation of Obamacare's "Cadillac tax" for two years, well after the president is out of office....
  • Brit Hume Approves of Omnibus (My Title)

    12/18/2015 5:03:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 18, 2015 | Brit Hume
    Much wrong with the big spending bill that passed today, but lifting the oil export ban is a big deal, which is why Obama threatened veto.
  • Marco Rubio on missing omnibus vote: “In essence, not voting for it is a vote against it”

    12/18/2015 1:52:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    Two questions. One: Is he right? Two: Given that he’s been pounded for weeks for missing Senate votes, does it matter?On the first question, the answer is “depends.” You all know that it takes 60 votes to invoke cloture, i.e. prevent a filibuster, and move to a final vote on a bill. That number doesn’t change depending on how many senators show up for the vote. As people who know Senate rules better than I do pointed out to me on Twitter, the rule on cloture says it can only be invoked “by three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: The Republicans in Congress Are Surrendering to Obama

    12/18/2015 6:03:36 AM PST · by xzins · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Dec 15 | Ted Cruz
    Why I won't support the latest last-minute $1.1 trillion spending bill. By SEN. TED CRUZ December 17, 2015 It's Christmastime in Washington, D.C., and that can mean only one thing: Congress is once again playing Santa Claus. The names at the top of its list are the Washington Cartel: The big businesses and lobbyists who get in bed with career politicians to do nothing but grow government. And left off the list: the American taxpayer. Thanks to last year's landslide elections, Republicans now control more seats in Congress, more governorships and more state legislative seats across the country than at...
  • Reid spikes the football: 'Successful year for Democrats'

    12/18/2015 11:40:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Democrats on Friday boasted that they successfully managed to get just about everything they wanted in a massive spending and tax cut bill, despite being the minority party in both the House and Senate. "Months ago, Democrats called on Republicans to work with us to craft a budget agreement. We wanted to get rid of sequestration, we were able to do that," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. [Snip] "The legislation caps off a successful year for Senate Democrats," Reid said.
  • Marco Rubio explains why he skipped vote, swipes at Rand Paul

    12/18/2015 11:26:09 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/18/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Friday defended his decision to skip a major vote in the Senate that afternoon to fund the government through September, and he took a swipe at a GOP rival who called on him to resign from Congress.In an interview with CBS News' Face the Nation host John Dickerson, Rubio was asked to respond to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who told Politico Friday that Rubio should resign from the Senate after missing the critical vote. "Look, I'm running for president," Rubio told Dickerson in Dubuque, Iowa ahead of his town hall. "We do our job everyday....
  • A Parody - "We've Been Fooled Again" (RINOs Sell-out)

    12/18/2015 11:15:29 AM PST · by mononymous · 13 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/18/2015 | Mononymous1
    A parody of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again..." here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q You've been voting at the booths With your children at your feet That the morals they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Thought it all along That your will, will be damned I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Watch the transformation all around Go to work again today Just like yesterday Then I'll get on my knees and pray 'Cause we've been fooled again The changes we'd hope to come But suspected all along Will...
  • WH Praises Spending Deal With GOP Congress: 'We Succeeded'

    12/18/2015 9:06:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    cns news ^ | 17 December, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The White House objects to a few Republican provisions in the omnibus $1.1-trillion spending bill, but overall, "We succeeded," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday. "So we walked into these negotiations focused on making sure that Republicans would not succeed in advancing their ideological agenda through the budgetary process, and I think, based on all of the solid reporting work that you have done over the last several weeks, there were a variety of attempts that Republicans undertook to try to do exactly that, and we did succeed in fighting off those efforts. What is...
  • Time for Speaker Paul Ryan to go. Enough is Enough

    12/18/2015 8:15:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/2015 | Ed Straker
    Paul Ryan is acting like every Democrat's wet dream. The massive budget he is shoving down America's throat is a wish list full of everything the Democrats could possibly want. o He's giving $1.6 billion to resettle illegal aliens rather than deport them. o He is fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty. o He is fully funding Obamacare. o He is fully funding Planned Parenthood and their baby cutting tactics. o He is allowing Obama to bring in hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees. o He is fully funding the EPA's program to shut down coal-fired power plants. o He is...
  • Breaking: Omnibus passes House 316-113 (Majority of GOP voted yes)

    12/18/2015 7:26:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s terrible for a number of reasons, but it’s on the way to the Senate anyway. A bipartisan vote closes out the House effort on the FY2016 budget, with the same kind of bloated and opaque legislation that Republicans were supposed to stop supporting: The House has passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September. It’s a peaceful end in the House to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, and Republican demands of President Barack Obama. … Senators are expected vote on the budget measure in combination with a year-end tax plan that gives...
  • Running monkeys and typing cows, oh my!

    12/17/2015 11:26:05 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 12-16-15 | Kenric Ward
    Government agencies spent $8 million to put 12 primates on treadmills in Texas and paid $30,000 in fines for a host of federal violations, including performing a necropsy on a baboon that was still alive. The Southwest National Primate Research Center, in San Antonio, received grants from the National Institutes of Health to run the study. Over the past decade, the facility collected nearly $70 million from various federal agencies. During the same period, the center was slapped with more than $30,000 in penalties for abuse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified 14 violations of the Animal Welfare Act at...
  • GOP Sells America Down the River

    12/17/2015 8:17:13 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 51 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/17/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    So, very simply, ever since the Republican Party became the party of keeping the government open at all costs, we get bills like this. There's simply no stopping the Democrats. There's no mechanism. Every constitutional mechanism found in the power of the purse, Separation of Powers, the Republican Party years ago gave it away, in total fear of the media.
  • DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON BUDGET DEAL

    12/17/2015 3:47:49 PM PST · by Gasshog · 241 replies
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/ ^ | 12-16-2015 | Donald J. Trump
    <p>The American people will have to absorb higher deficits, greater debt, less economic liberty and more corporate welfare. Congress cannot seem to help itself in bending to every whim of special interests. How can they face their constituents when they continue to burden our children and grandchildren with debts they will never be able to repay? Our government is failing us, so we must do something about it. Who knows how bad things will be when the next administration comes in and has to pick up the pieces?</p>
  • Ryan promises vote next month to roll back ObamaCare, on Obama's desk before State of Union

    12/17/2015 12:15:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that House members will vote on a rollback of ObamaCare as one of their first acts of 2016. "When we return in January, the House will put an ObamaCare repeal bill on the floor and pass it and put it on the president's desk," Ryan told reporters Thursday. "We are going to keep working to give families relief from this law while we work to dismantle and replace it altogether." The vote on the legislation, which has already passed the Senate, will set up a veto battle with the White House just ahead of...
  • Huge: New budget deal ends oil export ban

    12/17/2015 6:52:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/17/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Score one for the new Speaker The new budget deal heading for President Obama’s desk has a lot that’s awful in it, including extensions of lots of taxes and subsidies that are supposedly temporary but are never allowed to lapse. There’s no defending any of this as policy, and many will say this proves Paul Ryan is just another RINO squish like John Boehner. I’m a glass-half-full guy. All that would have been the default stance of any other Congress, and certainly of Obama. Ryan, to his credit, at least exacted a price for keeping these things alive the next...
  • Conservatives give Ryan a pass on budget deal they despise

    12/16/2015 6:17:16 PM PST · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/15 | Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    The House Freedom Caucus hates the massive government-funding bill: Spending levels are billions of dollars higher than what conservatives wanted, and at least two top policy priorities — language addressing Syrian refugees and so-called sanctity of life — were cut. But unlike past fiscal battles, when lawmakers took shots at GOP leaders and tried to tank bills, this time conservatives are largely holding their fire. Even as they vow to oppose the package, many are still praising Speaker Paul Ryan’s handling of the $1.1 trillion spending bill and $680 billion in tax breaks.
  • White House declares total victory over GOP in budget battle

    12/16/2015 4:06:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 139 replies
    washington times ^ | 1216/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House declared victory Wednesday over congressional Republicans in the budget negotiations that concluded lateTuesday night, saying Democrats beat back the GOP across the board. White House officials cited a long list of wins over majority Republicans on individual budget items ranging from funding for Planned Parenthood to an overall increase in spending beyond previous “sequestration” caps.
  • 2,009-Page, $1,205,146,000,000 Republican Spending Deal Allows Funding of Planned Parenthood

    12/16/2015 3:20:15 PM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    CNS ^ | December 16, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The 2,009 page fiscal 2016 spending deal that the Republican House leadership released today authorizes $1,205,146,000,000 in federal outlays between now and the end of fiscal 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and it does not prohibit funding of Planned Parenthood, according to the House Appropriations Committee. The spending bill is paired with a separate 233-page tax bill. “We are maintaining all of our pro-life protections, including the Hyde Amendment, and we are making cuts to the UNFPA program,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said of the omnibus spending bill at a press conference today. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s...
  • $1.6 trillion budget deal revealed: Obamacare takes a hit while ban on Syrian refugees dropped

    12/16/2015 10:32:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a $1.6 trillion funding and tax package on late Tuesday night after weeks of negotiations with Democrats. The 2,009 page bill can be found here.  As compromises go, it could probably have been better. A lot of amendments important to conservatives were left out of the final package. For instance, there is no ban on admitting Syrian refugees and some of the tax provisions wanted by Democrats are in. Here are a few of the major tax items in the bill: The Hill: Ryan unveiled the details of the agreement while the political world was fixated on...
  • A Vote for Green Climate Fund in Omnibus Spending Bill Is a Vote for Paris Agreement

    12/16/2015 6:54:45 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 15, 2015 | Nicolas Loris
    What better time than Christmas to spend other people's money and give presents to the environmental activists? In addition to the other generous handouts renewable companies would receive in the omnibus spending bill, backroom negotiators are also pushing for President Barack Obama's $3-billion pledge for the Green Climate Fund, a key component of the Paris climate change talks. Agreeing to allocate taxpayer dollars for the Green Climate Fund is effectively giving a congressional stamp of approval to the Paris Protocol. Congress should this reject this funding entirely.