federal spending

Budget Deal Sparks Revolt

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

This phony budget deal is further evidence that the state legislatures must step up.

Senate Budget Deal Vote No Slam Dunk

Manu Raju and Burgess Everett, Politico

Despite the resounding House approval of the budget bill, the Senate doesn’t seem to be a slam dunk. While Senate Dems are confident they can keep their 55-member caucus united, it remained unclear which 5 Repubs would cross the aisle to break an expected GOP filibuster on the measure next week.

The GOP’s Paul Ryan Problem

Liberals and the Democratic Party exist solely to divide-up the spoils extorted from producers by the welfare state and cutting federal spending undermines their very reason for being. The Ryan spending deal passed by the House last night shows that establishment Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, embrace those same impulses.

Budget Deal Could Make or Break TeaParty

Christopher Bedford, Daily Caller

Conservatives had better start paying attention to the budget battle raging in Washington: If things go south — and they are poised to do just that — the tea party’s single greatest policy victory, the sequester, could be destroyed. And worse yet, it could be destroyed in exchange for nothing.

Levin to Paul: Budget Deal is "Mickey Mouse Deal"

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Mark Levin told Rep. Paul Ryan that the budget deal announced today with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) was a "Mickey Mouse" deal, tinkering at the margins of the federal budget, undoing the sequester and exchanging immediate spending increases for future spending cuts.

Help House Conservatives Fight Ryan, Portman and Boehner on Spending

House Republican "leaders" are about to cave on spending. Conservatives Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Steve Scalise (LA-1), and Jim Jordan (OH-4) are rallying their colleagues to fight a new spending deal negotiated behind closed doors by establishment Republicans Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Rob Portman.

GOP Establishment Taking Spending Off the Table for 2014 Elections

Capitol Hill Republican establishment leaders are making a major blunder if they think Tea Party and grassroots conservative activists don’t understand the difference between a deal to get them past the next election and a solution to the spending crisis.

Cantor: No Sequester for TaxHikes Swap

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that House Repubs won't consider a fiscal deal with Dems that eliminates some of the sequester cuts by raising taxes.

Cruz Addresses OCare Fix, Attacks

Jack Fink, CBS Dallas Fort Worth

“The reform I’d like to see is #1: allowing the interstate purchase of health insurance, so we have a 50-state national market,” Cruz said. He spoke about the threats made against him and his family: "...I think it’s the product of how we’re corroding civility in public discourse, just how vicious and nasty the political attacks are.”

Did Deal Allow Prez to Set Limit Forever?

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

The executive branch can't spend what is not appropriated by Congress, except for statutory spending — entitlements — and interest payments on the debt. The debt ceiling doesn’t enable executive-branch spending the same way a credit card does for households, in other words.