federal government

Gas Tax Hike: The West Wing Democrats Try To Kill The Trump Presidency Again

Gary Cohn’s latest contribution to killing the Trump presidency is the idea of raising the gas tax. Cohn doesn't seem to get that voters who are rapidly being assigned to lives of Stalinist-like drudgery by the forces of globalist pressure on wages and rising taxes are unlikely to forever passively accept that fate.

Trump’s $10 trillion stimulus plan

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Under Obama, we learned once again and hopefully forever that government spending doesn’t stimulate growth, it retards it. Just ask Japan or Venezuela. Every dollar the government doesn’t spend, tax, or borrow is a dollar businesses and families can spend or invest themselves. What Mr. Trump is really proposing is a $10 trillion stimulus to the private economy. It’s about time.

Donald Trump the Revolutionary

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Donald Trump comes into the White House with a bright, clear mandate to make wholesale changes to every aspect of the federal government. Mr. Trump stands poised to reinvent the entire federal government in favor of the American people alone. He is a tireless agent of disruption and an unbending force for creative destruction.

The Mental Dismemberment of Children: Part Two

In November, 1992, following the election of Bill Clinton, Marc Tucker, president of the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) wrote an 18-page letter to Hillary Clinton. He excitedly outlined the opportunity the Clintons now had to “remold the entire American system…” Today, the proposal Tucker made to Hillary Clinton that fateful day is now completely in place.

The Mental Dismemberment of Children: Part One

Tom DeWeese channels Any Rand and Victor Hugo in this searing indictment of how the liberal establishment has created a dictatorial federal education system that has been transformed from teaching basic academics into one that focuses on controlling and remolding children’s minds.

Is It Time For An American Exit, Or Amexit, From The Union?

Over the last century, in particular, power and authority have inexorably flowed into Washington. As a result, people’s liberties and states’ responsibilities have shrunk dramatically. So much for the fabled Land of Liberty.

Which federal agencies do Americans hate most?

Jason Russell, Washington Examiner

The IRS, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice all join the Veterans Administration on the more-disliked end of the spectrum. Each agency has a negative favorability rating. Pew also asked Americans for their views on their federal, state and local governments. Americans are much fonder of their state and local governments than the federal government.

House Bill Lets Bureaucrats Read Your Email Without A Warrant

Kathryn Watson, Daily Caller

Mark Fitzgibbons, a Northern Virginia lawyer who defends individuals and businesses against federal agencies, said Poe is flat-out wrong on the ECPA. The ECPA and a similar House bill “actually authorize and encourage hundreds of federal and state agencies to violate the Fourth Amendment with respect to the actual content of private emails.”

Repub. Rout at State Level = Backlash Against Fed. Control

Washington Examiner Staff

Americans have reacted to President Obama by choosing more conservative rule at the local level.

Immigration Officer Sold US Citizenship For Egg Rolls

Michelle Moons, Breitbart

A US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for taking bribes--including thousands of dollars and hundreds of egg rolls--in exchange for providing legal status or US citizenship to foreign nationals.

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.

Jeff Bell vs. Cory Booker & The Fed

Josh Dawsey & Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal

GOP Senate hopeful Jeff Bell says easy-money policies have led to budget deficits. The main issue in his campaign isn't featured in the talking points of the GOP. "As long as there is a widespread belief that the Fed isn't the problem, we're in trouble."

Time May Be Right to Salvage States Rights

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

If states do successfully win back authority from the federal government, he adds, it will be because they’ve lost their fear of Washington, not because Washington decided to relinquish any control.

Feds, State to VA Schools: Law Says Educate Undocumented Kids

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

With less than a month until school starts in September, Virginia taxpayers will be footing the bill for some of the thousands of undocumented school-age children who have come here in recent months.

$619 Billion Missed From fed. Transparency Site

Gregory Korte, USA TODAY

A gov't website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found. And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate, according to the GAO.

New Book: Holder is "Obama's Enforcer" of His Lawless Agenda

Obama's Enforcer by John Fund, National Affairs Columnist for National Review Online and Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, details how Attorney General Eric Holder and his agency protect Obama's flank on numerous fronts, while actively advancing a radical and largely hidden political agenda. 

Rush: VA Scandal Proves Gov't Bureaucracy Can't Handle Healthcare

Tea Party News Network Staff

Rush explains that the VA mess proves that gov't should exit the healthcare business. "It's something that a bureaucracy just can’t handle. If you want to know where we’re headed as a country with healthcare, take a look at the VA... this is the course that’s been charted if we don’t change it."

Who Killed Federalism?

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

The contemporary relationship between states and the federal gov't is in an unhealthy state. Nothing testifies to the death of federalism better than the rash of stories last week about federal requirements for public school lunches.

Rules and Rule Makers

Jon N. Hall, American Thinker

The danger for society posed by these mountains of new rules spewing forth from government is that they create disrespect for the very idea of rules.

Now Feds Can Order Any Family to Violate Religious Beliefs

Bob Unruh, WND

Homeschool advocates warn of a dangerous precedent from the Romeike family court case.