spending

Conservatives fume over 'complete' spending concession to Democrats

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Republicans, fearful of cable news networks activating their government shutdown clocks, made no real effort to include conservative priorities, such as the border wall, that Democrats pledged to reject. Instead, individual GOP lawmakers were left to tout smaller victories in the bill that serve their constituents.

Analysis: Hillary would boost deficit $2.2 trillion, spend 3X revenues

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

According to the center-right American Action Forum, Hillary Rodham Clinton's policy agenda "would increase the deficit by $2.2 trillion due to revenues increasing by $1.3 trillion while outlays increase by $3.5 trillion."

Speaker Paul Ryan's Budget Makes Major Contribution to Trump Campaign

Establishment Republicans, increasingly desperate to derail Trump’s candidacy, seem completely unable to understand how they have made Trump’s rise possible. To simplify it for Speaker Ryan (and Mitch McConnell and all the lobbyists on DC’s K Street) Trump is winning because he’s running against you, not Hillary Clinton; he’s running against your failure to put so much as speed bump in the road of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

If You Like Your Tax Day, Republicans Are Letting You Keep Your Tax Day

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.

U.S. budget deficit widens in January

Jason Lange, Reuters

The U.S. budget deficit widened in January, fueled in part by higher spending on government health care services.The federal government ran $18 billion into the red during the month, outstripping analyst expectations for a $10 billion deficit.

Obama’s Budget and the Capitol Hill GOP’s Spending Problem

Congress, not the President, controls the federal budget and spending. In a House budget and appropriations process helmed by Big Government Republican Hal Rogers chairing the Appropriations Committee and Boehner ally Tom Price chairing the Budget Committee many spending hawks are doubtful Capitol Hill Republicans will actually cut spending.

How Obama and Big Spending Republicans Made America the World’s #2 Economy

The United States is now the world’s #2 economy and American corporations are holding some $2 trillion in cash – much of it overseas – because politicians of both parties won't stop spending.

5 Things to Watch As Congress Wraps

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Keep an eye on these issues as the first session of the 113th Congress wraps up: budget negotiations, the farm bill, defense authorization, misc. spending, "fixes" and expiring tax breaks, and nuclear fallout.

Don’t Cry for Me, John Boehner

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

No one feels sorry for Republicans these days, as conservatives are finally calling their bluff.