federal spending

Coburn: Congress, Boehner Lied To America About Spending

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Coburn said that lawmakers from both parties, including GOP Speaker John Boehner, lied about the amount of spending in the recently-passed continuing resolution because it far exceeds the amount promised in the two-year federal budget bill passed at the end of 2013.

Report: DOJ Expert Witnesses Abused Funds

Jonah Bennett, Daily Caller

A recent Inspector Gen. report shows that the Dept. of Justice spent millions on unnecessary expert witnesses, who often broke the rules by splurging on hotels and first class flights. The report reviewed 729 expert witness files; at least 10% of the sample had misuse of funds totaling $15 million.

Gov't Watchdog Can't Determine How Much Admin. Spends On OCare

Rick Moran, American Thinker

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servs. is unable to supply the GAO with precise info. on how much the admin. has spent on line items like PR, polling, and other OCare promotion. It's unclear if they have enough personnel to get the job done.

Lobbyist Advises GOP to Spend Big, Think Small

Streiff, Red State

What GOP estab. lobbyist and consultant John Feehery is not-so subtly pushing is a program of increased gov't spending that Obama will sign into law. He has editorialized in favor of crony capitalism. He's not interested in the future of the U.S. or the GOP. He's interested in lining his wallet.

A Football Lesson For The GOP

Republicans won't win back the Senate or other key races if they take a knee or throw the ball out of bounds on amnesty for illegal aliens, Obama’s contempt for the Constitution, Congress’ out-of-control spending and how to effectively confront the great national security threats facing the country today.

Vets. Admin. Lied Repeatedly to Congress

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) misled Congress on the number of veteran deaths in its health care system, adding to a growing list of untruths that VA has told congressmen trying to investigate the scandal-plagued dept. The House Comm. on Veterans Affairs is the latest victim of VA’s dishonesty.

$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.

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.

Time for New Leadership

Erick Erickson, Red State

30 years ago, Mitch McConnell ran for the Senate because his opponent kept claiming to be for spending cuts while raising spending. His opponent kept claiming to be a conservative, while letting big government grow. McConnell needs to be reminded of his own words.

Will Paul Ryan Fight for His Budget?

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

This year’s budget proposal is essentially the same as the FY 2014 one. It’s just that entitlement spending will grow every year, engendering a $1.2 trillion increase in this year’s budget. Even in the near term, this budget actually spends more, increasing spending in '15 to $3.664 trillion.

House to Consider $1 Trillion Ryan Budget in Apr.

Russell Berman, The Hill

House Repubs. in April will consider a budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan that sticks to a bipartisan spending level for 2015 but balances within a decade. It'll require dozens of conservatives to endorse a $1.014 TRILLION spending level they opposed in Dec. 

Big Gov't Still Devouring Freedom

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

Here are just a few facts to consider: Big gov't Repubs. are back. Trust in gov't is at a record low. Libs. are in denial about our fiscal problems. Personal freedoms are eroding. OCare is a train wreck that'll either discredit gov't-run healthcare or lead to single payer. 

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.

Boehner, McConnell Blast O's 'Most Irresponsible Budget Yet'

Associated Press Staff

GOP leaders led by John Boehner slammed Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal as "worthless," "irresponsible" and "dead on arrival." All believe the document has no chance of getting through Congress and they urged Obama to come back with a budget that the two parties could work together on.

Actual Unemployment is 37.2%, 'Misery Index' Worst in 40 Years

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Fed. Reserve and Treasury Dept. when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” The figures are a fraud.

Spending Bill Bans IRS Targeting, Reverses Vet Pension Cuts

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Negotiators reached a deal on a huge spending bill to fund the gov't for the rest of '14, agreeing to undo 2013’s cut to military retirement benefits and other GOP demands in exchange for higher spending levels. It'll include strict rules to prevent the IRS from targeting groups for exercising First Amendment rights

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.

Jindal Ready To Use Convention of States To Balance the Budget

Lauren McGaughy, The Times Picayune

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has lent his voice to an ever-growing group of conservative policymakers who are calling for a national convention to add a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Fed Gov't Workers Get Raise; Military Families Struggle

Jennifer Griffin, Fox News

Obama continues his war on the military while luxuriating in a $4 million,17-day, taxpayer-subsidized Hawaiian vacation.