federal spending

Rand Paul: I Won’t Vote For a Spending Bill That Funds Amnesty

Senator Rand Paul has announced he will be voting against the establishment Republican House leadership’s spending plan, this "abomination" of a bill as he called it, and is urging all Republicans to oppose it.

Memo To House Republicans: If You Fund It You Own It

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Those allegedly conservative Republicans who vote for the “CRomnibus” will own not just Obama's unconstitutional amnesty, they will also own a host of Obama's other destructive policies. I urge CHQ readers to pick-up the phone (the toll free number is 1- 866-220-0044) and call Congress to demand your Representative and Senators vote “NO” on the CR – Omnibus spending plan.

RNC: $18 Trillion Debt 'Sad Milestone For America'

Wynton Hall, Breitbart

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is blasting President Barack Obama over the fact that U.S. debt has soared past $18 trillion. 

Spending, the Deficit, the Debt and Treason

With their near-treasonous level of spending Democrats and Republicans in Congress have created an economic crisis that is about to overwhelm the most productive economy in the world and wreak havoc on America for generations to come.

Beware Of A Rogue President And A Lame Duck Congress

Even though the GOP is getting control of both the House and the Senate in January, this "lame duck" session could wreak a great deal of destruction on our country. Conservatives must demand that Capitol Hill Republicans mount a last ditch defense against Obama's unconstitutional amnesty, liberal appointees and spending from now through the swearing-in of the new Congress. 

Mike Lee’s Plan To Fix Congress

Sen. Mike Lee, The Federalist

Lee offers 5 steps to restore trust, transparency, and empowerment. "Repubs. should make it part of the job description of ‘chairman’ that each committee, and ideally, each subcommittee, propose at least one major, fundamental, long-term policy overhaul each year."

7 Scariest Uses of Your Tax Dollars in '14

Ben Howe, Daily Signal

“Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects,” the Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said when releasing the Wastebook.

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.