federal budget

Democrats to Seniors: Drop Dead

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other backers of Medicare for All are making big promises with no way to pay. Sanders has proposed several tax hikes, but altogether, they wouldn’t foot the bill for even half the estimated cost of his program. It’s make-believe math. There’s nothing make believe about Medicare Part A’s impending insolvency. Some 61 million seniors depend on Medicare and have no other means of paying their hospital bills. Millions more will become dependent in the next six years. For White House contenders to ignore this crisis is a slap in the face to seniors and middle-aged Americans counting on Medicare.

Why do Republicans Keep Trying to Outspend Democrats?

Stephen Moore, The Hill

As bad as the Republicans are on fiscal responsibility, the Democrats are still much worse. The price tag for Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, reparations, minimum wage hikes, more Social Security benefits, and student loan forgiveness approaches $100 trillion over 20 years. This could eventually be the price tag that Americans wind up paying for Republican unwillingness to fight for fiscal sanity. Voters may simply stay home and conclude, as George Wallace once famously put it, “There ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties.” The Republicans cannot outspend the Democrats in Congress. Why do they keep trying?

Trump and Pelosi Team up for Bigger Government, Deeper Debt

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

Bipartisanship less often involves members of both major parties coming together to serve some great national interest and more often involves them coming together to serve their personal political interests as members of Washington's elected class. The Trump-Pelosi debt-and-spending deal is a short-term political win for the Washington establishment of both parties and a long-term loss for the American people. Rather than serve a great national interest, it attacks a great national interest: the solvency and future prosperity of this nation. It will not help Make America Great Again. It will make America bankrupt sooner.

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.

The Democrats’ $100 trillion agenda

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Add it all up and the estimated 10-year cost of creating the Democratic-socialist utopia envisioned by the likes of AOC, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other leaders of the Democratic Party reaches well north of $100 trillion. The Democrats balked at spending $5.7 billion to protect American communities by securing the border, but they’re perfectly happy to mortgage our future by spending nearly 20,000 times that amount on their own utopian fantasies. We will all have everything we want, and our country will be bankrupt.

Build the Wall to Save Taxpayers Billions

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

President Trump launched another battle for border wall funding, calling for $8.6 billion in his proposed federal budget for next year. Top Democrats came out swinging, bashing a border wall as “expensive and ineffective.” Truth is, Dems are not leveling with the public about the billions we’re already forced to spend on caring for them. Not to mention the costs of public schooling and healthcare provided free to migrants once they are released into communities. The wall will pay for itself in less than two years. It’s a bargain.

Judicial Watch Exposes The Cost Of Air Pelosi

Judicial Watch uncovered that Speaker Pelosi’s military travel previously cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

Regaining trust on money issues

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Almost nothing would do more to guarantee Donald Trump’s re-election than a crusade to weed out the hundreds of billions of dollars of fraud, inefficiency and duplication in Washington. No one is better to do it than a president who has been a successful businessman. A government that is going broke and yet still spends tens of thousands of dollars a year on pianos, hundreds of millions of dollars a year on public relations firms, and billions of dollars a year sending Social Security checks out to dead people, isn’t serious about balancing the budget or spending taxpayer money with the same care they spend their own.

John McCain, RIP: Washington’s War Party Loses its Leader

For the late Senator John McCain, war was a first resort, the obvious answer to most any international problem, whatever the specifics. If only Washington would impose its will abroad, Pax America would emerge.

Budget Deficits Are Only Getting Bigger under Trump

Michael Tanner, National Review

The administration continues to spend money with reckless abandon. Recently, for example, the president suggested a fund to pay farmers for the losses caused by the president’s trade policies. Entitlement reform remains entirely off the table. President Trump’s supporters like to point out that he does things differently than previous presidents. No doubt. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to big spending and fiscal irresponsibility, President Trump is as conventional as they come.

Sixty Percent Of Likely Voters Want Immigration Cut

The bottom line: As we head into the 2018 mid-term election cycle, the polling company’s recent survey research found that almost two-thirds of all likely voters support reducing immigration and are opposed to DACA amnesty unless it is coupled with ending chain migration along with mandating that employers use E-verify to protect the jobs American workers and legal immigrants.

The President's Trump Card for Spending Restraint

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Trump should revive the rescission process. For Trump to win here, he would have to do what Reagan did: take his case for fiscal solvency directly to the American people. Voters are fully aware of the dangers of a $21 trillion national debt that grows by $1 trillion every year. There's little downside in running against the spendaholics in Congress. If the big spenders in Congress vote to save the pork and the waste, he can make an even stronger case to the American people as to why the president must have a line-item veto.

$21 trillion reasons to fix the budget process

James Lankford and Tom Coburn, Washington Times

In the future, no one will remember the current stock market highs when we face the reality of deep debt and limited economic options. It is time to stop following the well-worn path of deficits and start leading our nation down the road less traveled toward financial health. President Trump campaigned on Making America Great Again. It’s time that we all start working to Keep America Great for the next generation. Hopefully, the Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Reforms can produce a bipartisan common sense solution that begins to solve our debt crisis.

Ted Cruz Explains Why He Opposed The Omni-Disaster

In 2016, the American people voted overwhelmingly for Republicans to change Washington. Now, Congress did the exact opposite: pass a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill — 2200 pages drafted by the Swamp in the dark of night — that will plunge our nation even deeper into debt.

Call Congress Today: Protest This Atrocious Spending Bill!

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

FLASH UPDATE: President Trump says he is considering vetoing the Omnibus. You may contact the White House through this link to urge him to veto this outrageous attack on the conservative -- populist agenda that elected Donald Trump President.

In another middle-of-the-night sneak attack on America, the leaders of the Uniparty, RINO Senator Mitch McConnell and Far-Left liberal Democrat Chuck Schumer rammed through the $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill that no Senator read and few even know what it does. This government by trainwreck will continue unless you get involved.

Congress' regular spending fiasco

Editors, Washington Examiner

Republican leaders promised long ago to move individual appropriations bills through the committee process, which is supposed to finish up in September. But here we are again, months late, with lawmakers having to choose between accepting a monster they have not inspected or, in the alternative, being blamed for a government shutdown. If regular order were observed, a Republican majority would theoretically be able to hold spending down. But the opportunity to do this is being missed again. And partly as a result, there may not be a Republican Congress around to pass the next set of appropriations bills.

GOP Establishment Throwing Away Majority In Omnibus

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that if he wants to keep his Republican majority in the House there should be no internet sales tax in the omnibus, no funding for Planned Parenthood, no Chuck Schumer earmark for the bloated New York – New Jersey tunnel, no insurance company Obamacare bailout, no Ex-Im bank cronyism, and absolutely no new gun control in this year’s omnibus.

Adam Kinzinger: Empty Suit For Congress

Incumbent Congressman Adam Kinzinger is a prime example of what is wrong in Washington DC’s Republican establishment; out of touch, arrogant and thoroughly corrupted by DC’s insider lobbyist culture. We urge our friends in Illinois’ 16th District to vote for James Marter for Congress.

Democrats and RINOs Driving 2018 Omnibus Spending

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy there should be no internet sales tax in the omnibus, no funding for Planned Parenthood, no Chuck Schumer earmark for the bloated New York – New Jersey tunnel, no insurance company Obamacare bailout and no Ex-Im bank cronyism in this year’s omnibus.