budget deal

Swamp Triumphs Over Taxpayers in Bipartisan Budget Deal

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

Politicians don’t like fiscal restraint. Spending caps limit their ability to buy votes with other people’s money. So they evaded the spending caps in late 2013. Then they did the same thing in late 2015. And now it’s happened again. The budget caps have been busted again as part of a new agreement. To be blunt, the swamp has triumphed over taxpayers. The politicians who promised to clean up the mess in Washington have decided that the cesspool is actually a hot tub.

Obama, Ryan and McConnell Overturn Results of 2014 Midterms, Take Victory Lap

A few principled Republicans on Capitol Hill did vote “NO” on the Omnibus: Ted Cruz said he voted not just "NO, but Hell No," and Rand Paul voted "NO," but Marco Rubio? He once again skipped the vote. Please watch our free "message from the grassroots" video and then forward it to your friends to let the Republican establishment know what you think about their complete surrender to Obama.

Eric Cantor Earns an Opponent - Dave Brat

It's the Primaries, stupid! Eric Cantor long ago abandoned whatever principles he may have had when first elected and any pretense of serving in Congress to advance conservative governance. Cantor is all about maintaining the power of the GOP establishment, that's the opposite of what we are looking for in a conservative leader. To learn more about Dave Brat or volunteer or contribute to his campaign go to DaveBratForCongress.com  

GOP Ties Votes on Debt Limit to Defunding Obamacare

Lisa Barron, Newsmax

House R's appear to be moving closer to tying a debt ceiling increase to a repeal of the insurance co. bailout clause in Obamacare. Removing the "risk corridor" provision in OCare seemed to have more support than linking the debt limit to approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

GOP Readies Alternative Veterans Bill

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Senate Repubs. are prepping an alternative to Vets Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders’s massive vets bill that repeals the $6 billion cut to military pensions as part of a larger package. The alternative is being led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C) as Repubs. are balking at the way Sanders pays for his $24 billion measure.

Rand Paul and Mark Levin Are Right: Congress Is Failing You

Congress continues its sketchy jam-it-through strategy of bill passage and then gets indignant when a harmful provision is discovered after the fact. Insiders reveal that lawmakers are voting without even reviewing bills. Is Congress guilty of dereliction of duty?

1,582-Page Omnibus Bill to Be Voted on In Less Than 2 Days

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The omnibus spending bill that Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is more than 1,500 pages long – and Representatives are expected to vote on it less than two days after it was introduced. It's the second part of the bad Paul Ryan budget deal.

Who, Aside From Obama, Was the Biggest Winner of 2013?

Did conservatives win by losing in 2013, or were the fights over funding ObamaCare, spending and the debt ceiling the devastating conservative losses the media and establishment Republicans say they were? Take our Biggest Winner of 2013 Poll now.

Congress Fakes Frugality While Uncle Sam Bankrupts America

Mulcting is a word you don't see very often. Read on to learn a new word that perfectly expresses what is going on in the Paul Ryan-John Boehner-Eric Cantor budget betrayal.

Debt Ceiling Battle Looms

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Obama and Congress will be plunged into another battle over the debt ceiling when they return to DC from the holiday break. Due to the gov't shutdown, Congress must act on an increase in the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit far sooner than expected.

Boehner's Betrayal of His Party

Jenny Beth Martin, New York Times

The founder of the Tea Party Patriots writes, "When establishment Republicans call spending increases spending cuts, deny that raising taxes is a hike, and champion deficit reduction that doesn’t scratch the surface of our nation’s debt, it suggests a detachment from the facts."

Levin: R's Stabbed Vets in the Back

Right Scoop Staff

The Ryan/Murray budget agreement passed the Senate Weds. 64/35 with 9 Repubs. voting for it. Mark Levin says nothing was done to fix the problem of taking benefits away from our disabled veterans and that while some want to blame the Dems for this, he points out that this bill is a Repub. bill the came out of the House.

McCain Blasts R's Who Are Against Budget Deal

Breitbart News Staff

John McCain lashed out at Repubs. who voted against the Ryan-Murray budget deal, saying they "lack intellectual integrity."

Conservatives: Fight Budget Deal & Vote in 2014

Peter Ferrara, American Spectator

If all the most conservative voters stay home in 2014, having been convinced by conservative opinion leaders that the R's aren’t worth coming out to vote for, then DC will conclude that the American people want to go Communist.

Today Conservatives Can Remake Congress And Restore America

Congressional retirements are picking up. It does the cause of limited constitutional government no good to nominate and elect another establishment Republican. Here’s the list of open seats to-date. Conservatives must start making the calls and setting the meetings to recruit limited government constitutional conservative candidates to run in every Republican primary.

Bad Budget Deal Clears Hurtle in Senate

Fox News Staff and AP Staff

A two-year budget deal cleared a key Senate test vote on Tuesday, despite last-ditch efforts by Republicans to strip a provision that cuts into military retiree benefits. 

Filling Out the Budget Agreement Scorecard

David Keene, The Washington Times

Dissatisfied players in both parties grumble and hope for a cleaner win next time.

Graham: Ryan Is Presidential Material

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“From my point of view, he's [Paul Ryan] showing leadership," Lindsey Graham said. “...if you want to become president, maybe instead of trying to please every faction of your party, maybe you should show the country as a whole I can actually work with the other side on something important.”

Could There Be a McClintock versus Ryan Showdown in 2016?

Someone needs to offer the principled limited government constitutional alternative to the Republican establishment on spending. Starting a “draft Tom McClintock” committee may be what is needed, because McClintock is saying what few others will – America can’t afford many more mistakes like those the Republican establishment made on the Ryan spending deal.

Secret Language in Budget Deal Revealed

Real Clear Politics Staff

Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed that language was slipped into the budget deal eliminating a provision that required 60 votes in the Senate to increase spending and taxes beyond what was specified in the sequester. Under the rule change, only a simple majority would be required.