The Coalition to Reduce Spending has created “What’s my Congressman’s Number,” a new project for spending accountability. When it launches in 2017, everyday Americans will be able to view, in real time, how much money their Representatives and Senators are spending.
It is naive or deceptive for conservatives to claim that a write-in vote or a third-party vote will not benefit Clinton. A vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence is a vote for more freedom and less government, a vote for national security and responsible immigration policy, a vote to finally fight radical Islamic terrorism. It is a vote to rebuild America’s respect overseas and a vote for strict-constructionist and pro-life Supreme Court justices.
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.
The national debt hit $19.5 trillion for the first time ever this week, a little more than seven months after it hit the $19 trillion mark. When President Obama took office in early 2009, the total debt was $10.63 trillion, which means it has almost doubled under his watch.
A question logically follows: If one belongs to that third of the nation that pays no income taxes but receives copious benefits, why would you vote for a party that will cut taxes you don’t pay, but take away benefits you do receive? Traditional Republican platforms ask half the country to vote against its economic interests. As a long-term political strategy, that is not too promising.
There’s another threat that is every bit as dangerous – if not more dangerous – than importing jihad, and that’s the threat of economic meltdown caused by out-of-control congressional spending.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...
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.
Before the Senate voted on Friday for a budget deal that eliminates any legal limit on the federal government’s debt until March 16, 2017, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky gave a speech on the floor saying that the right and left in Congress came together in “an unholy alliance to explode the debt.”
Ever since March 4, 2011, all federal spending has been authorized by laws that first passed a Republican-controlled House led by Boehner and then were signed by President Obama. At the close of business on March 4, 2011, the federal debt was $14,182,627,184,881.03, according to the Treasury. At the close of business on Oct. 22, 2015, it was 18,152,650,688,229.10.
The cost of government isn't what it taxes, it is what it spends. While tax collections are at record highs, so is spending, the deficit and the national debt. And there's only one branch of government that controls spending -- and that's the United States Congress. While they talk a good game spending has soared under Republican control and shows no signs of abating under the present leadership. We urge you to check to see if your local Tea Party is hosting a Tax Day rally or sign waving and then join them in sending Congress a message: Stop the spending, End the deficit, Pay off the debt.
GOP leaders won’t work to overturn OCare. They won’t address huge fed. spending until 2015. They won’t use the power of the purse to stop O’s agenda. They won’t stop amnesty. They will do whatever it takes to “work with Obama” to get things done.
After Paul Ryan’s abandonment of the sequester caps does anyone seriously believe that Congress, when led by establishment Republican Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan is actually going to stick to plan to reduce spending ten years from now?
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.
In order to cope with a $17 trillion debt, why is the gov't inflicting pain on us when it could have simply trimmed nonessential personnel and services from the budget with little or no inconvenience?
Since Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised 7 times. With those increases, Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every US household in just the last 4 years.