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  • Sen. Rand Paul’s plan to balance the budget is a huge step toward fiscal responsibility

    06/08/2022 5:45:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | June 8 | by Christopher Tremoglie,
    With record inflation and out-of-control government spending, the notion of a fiscally responsible government seems like an afterthought. Both parties have not provided even the slightest hint at curbing expenditures in any way. The more members from both parties speak, the more money they seemingly want to spend. Fortunately, our country has at least one member of Congress concerned with our national debt: Sen. Rand Paul. On Monday, Paul introduced his "Six Penny Plan," which he says will balance the federal budget within five years. With numerous financial troubles on the horizon, his plan is the legitimate solution our country...
  • Republicans Should Force Democrats To Vote On The Full $5 Trillion Build Back Bankrupt

    12/13/2021 10:29:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 13, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    The analysis exposed the inherently gimmicky nature of using permanent tax increases to pass temporary increases in spending.In the second installment of news the Biden administration didn’t want to hear about Friday (the first being the record-breaking inflation report), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of making permanent the programs in Democrats’ Build Back Bankrupt spending spree. Democrats immediately claimed the bill they want to pass through Congress doesn’t resemble the CBO’s parameters in the slightest. In that case, Republicans should respond by bringing a legislative proposal resembling those parameters to the Senate floor, and forcing Democrats to...
  • How House Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill Could Face The Senate Shredder

    11/15/2021 11:53:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 15, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is frog-marching her vulnerable members to a political suicide vote on a bill that’s likely dead on arrival in the Senate.On November 2, five House Democrats—enough to block the passage of the spending spree that the party hopes to enact via the budget reconciliation process—wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, urging her “to only bring a bill to the floor for which we have a strong level of confidence…will be ruled in order by the Senate parliamentarian and earn passage in the U.S. Senate.”The lawmakers have justifiable reason for concern. Major pieces of the 2,135-page...
  • 6 Ridiculous Budget Gimmicks In House Democrats’ ‘Build Back Bankrupt’ Spending Spree

    11/15/2021 11:25:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 15, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    At some point in the near future—whether a few days or a few weeks—the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release a complete score of the spending spree legislation Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and House leaders introduced on Nov. 3. The document will represent the first complete CBO analysis of any of the multi-trillion-dollar spending bills that Democrats have spent the fall writing, then re-writing. Two budgetary analyses suggest CBO could find the most recent version of the legislation increases the deficit. A Penn-Wharton analysis of the White House’s policy framework concluded it would spend $1.87 trillion over ten years while...
  • Democrats’ $3.5T Spending Bill Is Even More Crooked Than Obamacare

    10/18/2021 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 18, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    By this year’s standards, the process that led to Obamacare seems like a veritable exercise in transparency and open government.How quickly Democrats forget. A dozen years ago, President Barack Obama faced strong and justified criticism for backtracking on his promise, made numerous times during the 2008 presidential campaign, to televise health-care negotiations on C-SPAN:By this year’s standards, however, the process that led to Obamacare—the law that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said we had to pass in order to find out what’s in it—seems like a veritable exercise in transparency and open government. It’s gotten so bad that press reports...
  • Biden’s Budget Gives States Another Big Reason Not To Expand Medicaid

    06/08/2021 9:18:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    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.If Congress enacts them into law, the legislative concepts outlined in President Biden’s first budget will have far-reaching effects on American debt, deficits, and taxation. One specific policy may have an effect even as a proposal. By suggesting a repeal of the Hyde Amendment, the president gave conservative states another reason not to expand Medicaid. While coverage of the Biden budget has focused on its support of taxpayer funding for abortion, fewer...
  • 7 Exorbitant Welfare Proposals Packed Into Biden’s ‘American Family Plan’

    05/03/2021 5:32:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Bauer
    Biden's American Family Plan would dole out free college, free child care, free meals, and more. But does the math add up? Nope.President Biden released the provisions of his American Family Plan last week, and just like with his American Jobs Plan, the details are scant and the price tag is high.Even given the limited details, the plans ought to give everyone pause — and by “everyone” I don’t just mean conservatives who oppose massive welfare state expansions, but also those who agree with the objective of an increase in the social insurance system in America. There are some serious...
  • Trump First President To Budget For Sending Education Bucks Back To States

    02/14/2020 8:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    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. President Trump has become the first president to incorporate into his budget one of the few good federal education policy ideas: Sending Americans’ money back to their states to decide how to use it.Federal education programs have wasted trillions, enriching contractors and bureaucrats who lobby for open taps while arm-twisting Americans into trusting them with their dollars and children against all evidence that trust is deserved. Even...
  • Ilhan Omar dishonestly claims diverting $20 billion from military budget

    02/01/2020 4:27:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washinton Examner ^ | February 1, 2020 | Ohillip Klein
    INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, speaking at an event for Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, made the shockingly dishonest claim that siphoning away just $20 billion from the defense budget would allow the federal government to provide health coverage for “every single uninsured American.” The real number is not isn’t even close. In a speech warming up the crowd for Sanders, Omar explained, “I believe, like Bernie, our foreign policy is domestic policy. We currently spend $700 billion in funding endless wars, and wasteful Pentagon spending, which is more than half of all discretionary spending. Do you know what...
  • Trump budget to propose slashing domestic spending, boosting defense

    03/09/2019 2:29:10 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 9, 2019 | Damian Paletta, Erica Werner
    President Trump on Monday will propose major spending cuts across a range of domestic government programs while seeking a large increase for the Pentagon, a budget plan that’s already encountering withering opposition from Democrats who control the House, as well as some Republicans. The budget has little chance of becoming law because of bipartisan resistance to many of its elements, but it sets forth the White House’s vision ahead of what is expected to be a fierce battle over government spending later this year. . . . . .The proposal is Trump’s first comprehensive budget blueprint since Democrats took control...
  • Fact Check: Would Trump’s border wall cost ‘1/10th of 1 percent of the federal budget’?

    01/19/2019 9:54:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | January 19, 2019 | Brad Sylvester
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed on “Face the Nation” Sunday that the money requested by President Donald Trump to fund a border wall is equal to “1/10th of 1 percent of the federal budget.” Verdict: True The $5.7 billion requested for Trump’s border wall amounts to 0.13 percent of the $4.5 trillion in projected federal outlays for fiscal year 2019. It equals 0.42 percent of projected discretionary spending. Fact Check: McCarthy made the claim while discussing the partial government shutdown with CBS host Margaret Brennan. “If we cannot do this together, what else can we not do in the...
  • Write to your Congressman and Senators (Vanity)

    01/11/2019 12:25:24 PM PST · by Robert357 · 5 replies
    self | 1/11/2019 | self
    I am asking all Freepers to contact their federal elected officials, especially if the officials are Democrats and insist that they end the partial federal shutdown right now. After listening to Rush L today, I got fed up with the shutdown and all the media nonsense going on. I agree that the Dem's are starting to weaken. It is time to turn up the heat to HIGH on them. That is why today I contacted "my" entire federal delegation and told them in no uncertain terms to end the shutdown. We all need to participate in the democratic process and...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Saturday 9/29/2018

    09/29/2018 5:26:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/29/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's going to be a delay in the final Senate vote on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. President Trump has gone along with the desire of Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, one of his most outspoken critics, for an FBI investigation.... Yesterday President Trump signed an 854 billion dollar spending plan.... Over 380 are now reported dead on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following an earthquake and a resulting tsunami... A stabbing attack injured three people in Ravensburg, Germany Friday. Police arrested a teenage suspect identified as a migrant... Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson isn't ruling...
  • Public broadcasting chief decries proposed Trump budget cuts

    02/13/2018 8:06:26 AM PST · by billorites · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    The president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) warned Monday of the negative effects that President Trump's proposed budget cuts could have on public broadcasting. Trump's budget proposes eliminating federal funding for the CPB over a two-year period. The budget has to be approved by Congress before it can take effect. In a statement released Monday, Patricia Harrison said that the "elimination of funding to CPB would at first devastate, and then ultimately destroy public media's ability to provide early childhood content, life-saving emergency alerts, and public affairs programs." "Public media benefits all Americans — whether they...
  • Democrats on Wrong Side of Economic Revival

    02/12/2018 5:02:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. And Chuck You was in Louisville at the University of Louisville, and he spoke a Q&A period after his remarks. It was this morning. And a member of the audience said, “There’s been talk of a blue wave of Democrats winning seats in the midterms. If this is to happen, what are the biggest obstacles that Democrats must overcome in order to win big in November?” SCHUMER: People will make their own decisions about Donald Trump. Our mistake, I think, you cannot just run against Donald Trump. And it is the job of we Democrats...
  • Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

    02/12/2018 7:40:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 12 at 7:14 PM | Tracy Jan, Caitlin Dewey, Amy Goldstein and Jeff Stein
    The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions. The spending plan reaches beyond the White House’s own power over the government social safety net and presumes lawmakers will overhaul long-standing entitlement programs for the poor in ways beyond what Congress so far has been willing to do. The changes call on lawmakers to eliminate the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and transform the rest of that...
  • The 22 agencies and programs Trump's budget would eliminate

    02/12/2018 4:17:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2018
    Presideny Trump on Monday unveiled his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year, which makes significant cuts to some federal agencies and projects as part of an effort to slash the federal deficit by $3 trillion over the next 10 years. As part of that effort, Trump has proposed eliminating funding for several agencies, grant programs and institutes. While lawmakers are unlikely to enact most of Trump's proposal, here’s a look at some of the centers and agencies the White House wants to abolish.
  • A simple solution to pay for President Trump's proposed budget.

    02/12/2018 3:24:15 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 5 replies
    Since president Monkey Ears gave away all of those billions of dollars after promising shovel ready jobs. And then going on tv to laughing about lying to the American people.I suggest that all the agencies, states, and companies that received taxpayer money, simply give it back.They didn't do anything that benefited America.Problem solved.
  • Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

    02/12/2018 6:45:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 177 replies
    Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’ By Caitlin Dewey February 12 at 6:57 PM The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and budget director Mick Mulvaney described in a Monday briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.” “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...