federal deficit

Trump Tackles The Deficit That McCarthy, Ryan And Boehner Ignored

President Trump’s budget is an excellent blueprint for reorganizing government, gaining many efficiencies and it funds the wall and the continued rebuilding of our military. However, it is only as good as the President’s willingness to fight for it by vetoing Democrat deficit spending bills and holding the Capitol Hill GOP’s feet to the fire to sustain those vetoes.

Republican Spenders: Where’s the Backbone?

Garland S. Tucker III, The American Spectator

As liberals boast about “being morally right,” Republicans have failed to make the moral argument against more deficit spending. Is it moral to spend the nation into bankruptcy? Government has spent trillions of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars on welfare programs to end poverty since the 1960s — but the poverty rate hasn’t declined. Was that spending moral? Was it moral to create a huge class of Americans who are permanently dependent on the government? The answer is no. It is immoral, and it is dangerous.

Rush Makes Half Of A Great Point

Rush made the point that, to many voters, government's ability to keep spending is like water in the faucet - it's assumed it will always be there. But the part he left out is that one of the main reasons that is so is because under Speakers Boehner and Ryan Republicans stopped talking about fiscal restraint and started spending like Democrats.

Fiscal Responsibility or Lower Taxes?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

In the end, both Democrats and Republicans will have to face a simple truth: It's either government cuts or bust. There's no reason for Republicans to give away their only leverage — the taste of the public for a dynamic economy based on individuals retaining their earnings — in order to shore up programs Democrats will only work to expand.

Job Creation First, Tax Reform Second In House Tax Bill

There is still a lot of work to be done to get a tax reform bill through the Senate, but the House bill is a start, and, with its extensive economic growth and job creation features, it is a better start than we initially thought it would be.

First Impression: House GOP Tax Plan

The cost of government is not what it taxes, it is what it spends. The GOP tax plan is a start, but not a particularly bold or ambitious start, and it is only one part of a pro-growth economic formula. Spending has yet to be dealt with.

The Only Problem Facing President Trump’s Tax Reform Ideas

We are all for the President’s tax reform principles, but we hope he understands that, like Obamacare repeal, the problem getting it passed isn’t the Democrats, it’s the establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

Debt fight 'blindsides' Congress?

The Boehner – Ryan policy of governing via continuing resolution means that federal spending remains on auto-pilot, with no opportunity – other than the debt ceiling vote – for conservatives to have any chance of cutting spending.

Hillary Clinton’s America: More Debt, More Regulation and Leftist Courts

Our economy has not seen a single year of growth above 3 percent while President Barack Obama has been in office. The reasons why our economy is still struggling are because our already government taxes and spends far too much, and in Clinton’s America, we can expect more of the same.

Feds will ring in 2016 buried in debt of $58,000 per person

Rudy Takala, Washington Examiner

Federal debt increased by nearly $700 billion this year, according to the Treasury Department, reaching a record of $18.8 trillion or $58,000 per person. Put in perspective, that represents an increase of more than $5,000 per U.S. household, bringing the household total to nearly $160,000. That falls just short of double the amount owed when President Obama took office in 2009, when each household shared a bit more than $90,000 of the debt.

Obamanomics Explained in One Chart

For the over 93 million workers who have left the workforce the Great Recession is by no means over as their quality of life and wealth continue to erode.

Amnesty Doesn't Reduce The Deficit

Conn Carroll, Townhall

Obama and his amnesty activist allies can't count the increased payroll taxes from amnestied immigrants twice. Amnesty either increases the deficit by billions of dollars and increases the life span of the Social Security Trust Fund by two whole years, or amnesty decreases deficits now but only by stealing the Social Security benefits of every American who has paid into the system.

Obama: Fed. Gov't Not Big Enough; Up Budget by 7%

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Apparently, half a trillion dollar deficit isn't a problem. Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with R's in '11 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget.

R's Must Oppose CRomnibus Rule

Erick Erickson, Red State

If R's who oppose the CRomnibus vote in favor of the rule, it'll make it to the floor & Boehner can cut deals w/ D's to pass it. If a Repub. opposes the CR, s/he must oppose the rule. Call Congress to oppose the rule on the CRomnibus.

Conservatives: Let's Primary Every GOP Boneless Wonder Who Votes For The CRomnibus

Can you imagine a Republican Member of Congress who voted for a standalone bill to give your Social Security money to an illegal alien surviving the next Republican Primary election? Neither can I.

Obama’s Amnesty Will Loot Social Security To Give Your Money To Illegal Aliens

Social Security and Medicare already consume 41 percent of the federal budget. In fiscal year 2014 the government ran a deficit of $483.35 billion. This means that the United States will be borrowing billions more from the Chinese to pay benefits to illegal aliens who, by their Obama-granted claim on Social Security and Medicare benefits, will also rapidly advance the bankruptcy of the two programs. SIGN and SHARE OUR PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

GOP Preps New Attack Plan for Obamacare

David Nather, Politico

Jeff Sessions wants to focus on OCare’s impact on the deficit. He’s likely to get a lot of mileage out of a Budget Comm. Repub. staff analysis last month that concluded the law will increase the budget deficit by $131 billion over 10 years.

Obama’s Massive Debt Made Possible By Establishment Republicans

The Republican establishment is perfectly content to “me-too” the Democrats on spending or to argue for a little less spending, say a 93 percent increase as opposed to a 106 percent increase, but not to attack the reasons for spending.

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.

BACK IN THE RED

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

The new budget deal blows right through the mandated sequester spending caps, letting the fed. government burn $19 billion more.