big government

George Will: 'Gov't Is Not Competent'

Al Weaver, Daily Caller

George F. Will said that "government is not competent," and asked "what isn't [the government] job these days? "Government is not competent. Frankly it's not competent under Repubs. or Dems.

Who Killed The American Family?

My friend Phyllis Schlafly's new book, Who Killed The American Family?, is essential reading for anyone who wishes to not only preserve the family as the basic and most important building block of society, but as the basic bulwark of liberty itself. And, as the only book we have seen that connects the dots between the causes and cures for what is killing the American family, it is also essential reading for any politician who wishes to govern according to conservative principles.

Levin: US Chamber Run By 'Big Gov't Statist'

Breitbart TV

Mark Levin slammed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over their backing of D's in several races. “The Chamber is run by a chameleon, Tom Donohue. He supported the stimulus, defends major parts of OCare, supports deficit spending, raising the debt limit, & TARP. He's a crony capitalist of the worse kind."

Justin Amash's Support for Free Enterprise Earns Enmity of Big Biz

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has jumped into a Republican congressional primary in Michigan, trying to defeat incumbent Rep. Justin Amash. Amash's crime: being stubbornly consistent in opposing big government.

Can Anti-Corporatist Populism Save the GOP’s Electoral Fortunes?

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

A Republican Party that taps sentiment against government-business collusion can get its groove back.

A Left-Right Convergence?

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Both parties now feed at the same K Street and Wall Street troughs. Both have oligarchs contributing tens of millions to parties and politicians who do their bidding. When this happens, We The People lose.

Steve 'Snake Oil' LaTourette Cheers Wins for Big Gov.

Jason Hurt, Red State

GOP-E lobbyist & special interest group Main Street Advocacy head Steve LaTourette celebrated the defeat of conserv. NC, IN, & OH primary challengers.

So Does Iowa's Joni Ernst Support Amnesty?

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst is trying to sell herself as a conservative, but her record and endorsements are looking more and more like another career politician who will be a vote for the Chamber of Commerce on amnesty, Common Core and the rest of the whole Big Government – Big Business agenda.

Why Are Some So Vicious Toward Tea Party?

Fox News Staff

"They don't have to agree with the Tea Party. No one is forcing them. But have they ever met these working Americans? They don't like big government. But that's not a crime. That is protected political thought, the First Amendment."

Conservative Critics of Gov't Are 'Freaks' Who 'Will Need Kevlar'

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The highly charged posts of county supervisor Holder Trumbo came shortly after two recent events, and are emblematic of the civil war taking place within the GOP in Virginia and nationally. 

Boehner, Cantor and Legalized Corruption

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie writes in his new book TAKEOVER, “Too often we conservatives have gone to bed after a hard-fought campaign, such as the 2010 congressional elections, thinking our candidates had won and conservative governance was just over the horizon. However, the push for conservative governance stalled because the leadership of the Republican Party remained firmly in the hands of establishment insiders."

Famous Republicans Targeted for Dumpster

WND Staff

CHQ's Richard Viguerie states that the Tea party is 'as much a rebellion against the Big Government Republicans' as liberal Dems.

The Beltway Party, Left and Right, vs. Rand Paul

Hamilton, Breitbart

The establishment left fears Paul because he is an enemy of big government, and the establishment right fears Paul because he is an enemy of their big government--their big government, that is, of social-issue regulation, surveillance, and foreign wars. 

BigBiz Lobby Takes on TeaParty Over Common Core

Stephanie Simon, Politico

A coalition including the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a national advertising blitz Sunday targeted at Republicans skeptical about the standards. Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

GOP Leader Goes After Conservative Hensarling

MJ Lee, Zachary Warmbrodt, & Jon Prior, Politico

The GOP leadership goes to Politico to trash a conservative -- Jeb Hensarling, who is attempting to make a difference on spending and the growth of government. These leaks appear to be coming from Eric Cantor's operatives. It is Cantor who wants to be speaker, and it is Cantor who defends these programs.

Sasse, Osborn Hit Obama Hard in Neb. Sen. GOP Primary Debate

Frances Martel, Breitbart

The four candidates vying for the GOP nomination in the race to replace Sen. Ben Nelson took to the stage to debate issues from Obamacare to immigration to a proposed "war tax." The four candidates have different ideas for how to fix problems, but the goal remained the same: eliminate big gov't.

GOP House Passes Big Gov't Energy Bill

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

The reason many of us don’t trust the current crop of Repubs. to actually downsize existing fed. programs is because they often agree to create new government interventions into the private sector. Case in point: this week’s obscure vote to create a new program within the DOE.

Washington's Pack of Pretenders

Tom Blumer, PJMedia

Preserving and expanding the government's (and their) power.

Tea Party Still Needed to Prevent GOP Lurch Toward Big Gov't

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

If Tea Party activists are unable to make clear policy demands, then GOP pres. candidates will hire the same old GOP advisers who'll use tired old proposals. A more pragmatic Tea Party movement is still the best hope for limited gov't supporters who want to prevent the GOP from going back to its Bush-era embrace of big gov't.

Crony Agriculture

Lori Sanders, American Conservative

Failing to reform the farm bill left taxpayers out in the cold.