Tim Phillips

Posted June 25, 2014

“…Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet.” If only these words spoken by our president during his State of the Union address were actually true.

Posted December 25, 2013

Randy didn’t need Politifact to tell him that “if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan” was the lie of the year. A Minnesotan senior citizen on a fixed income, he suffered two heart attacks earlier this year. Then he found out that Obamacare canceled his health insurance, a move that delayed the medical treatment that his life depended on.

Posted October 01, 2013

Obama claimed, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” unless you’re an average American citizen, that is.

Posted July 15, 2013

Despite a newsroom full of reporters, the New York Times is having a heck of a time finding a single flaw in the byzantine ObamaCare law, about which bad news seems to pour in by the hour.

Posted June 25, 2013

This was a great victory for House fiscal conservatives and Americans as we stopped a trillion dollar monstrosity.

Posted May 31, 2013

When President Obama's former top political advisor attempts to explain the President's multiple scandal problems by saying that government has gotten so big that one man, even if he's Barack Obama, cannot keep up with or control things, then you know the size and scope of government has truly gone off the rails.

Posted May 13, 2013

In states across the country, governors and state legislators are being pushed by the Obama Administration and special interest groups to expand Medicaid. Ironically, a federal government running massive deficits is enticing these governors and state legislators with the promise of 'free money.'

Posted April 29, 2013

With amazing speed the Senate and House passed a bill to stop air traffic controllers from being furloughed, after a week of travel delays felt around the country as a result of President Obama's sequester temper tantrum.

Posted April 19, 2013

This week we finally reached Tax Freedom Day - the day after which American workers begin to make money for themselves and their families instead of the government.

Posted April 12, 2013

When President Obama declared April to be “National Financial Capability Month” and described plans for his administration to teach young people “how to budget responsibly,” it was easy to mistake the announcement for a Stephen-Colbert-style April Fools’ prank.

Posted April 05, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden recently said, “Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value."

Posted March 22, 2013

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of President Obama’s most significant legislative 'accomplishment': ObamaCare -- the largest expansion of the welfare state in five decades.

Posted March 18, 2013

With a divided Congress and deeply partisan president in the White House, gridlock within the Beltway seems as unavoidable as their legendary traffic jams. Yet throughout the country, Republicans hold strong majorities across much of the nation.

Posted March 13, 2013

Today, White House tours remain closed thanks to a petulant President who insists that somebody, anybody, feel some pain over the sequester cuts that trimmed a modest 2 cents on the dollar from the $3.6 trillion federal budget.

Posted February 24, 2013

Like a breathless 13 year old girl at a One Direction concert, President Obama raced around the nation over the last week attempting to frighten Americans into opposing the modest cuts to the federal budget due through the sequester process on March 1. Never mind that the sequester was President Obama's idea.

Posted February 12, 2013

“We need a balanced approach.” How many times have you heard that poll-tested line from Obama? Unfortunately, the President’s rhetoric doesn’t match his actions. Only four weeks after raising taxes on the majority of Americans, the President wants to raise taxes again.

Posted February 04, 2013

Don’t forget the old admonition that things are never as bad as they seem after a defeat, as troubling times often beget great innovation. Those on the Left would be wise to also remember that things are never as good as they seem. A case on point is the issue of school choice.

Posted January 28, 2013

For generations, presidents have used their inaugural address to unite the nation in aspiring to new heights of achievement. But earlier this week President Obama chose to deliver a harshly ideological, aggressively partisan speech more appropriate for the campaign trail than the solemn occasion of our nation's 57th inaugural address. Rather than bring all Americans together with a celebration of common ground, his address read like a liberal laundry list with global warming at the top.

Posted January 11, 2013

As I watched Congressional Republican leaders stumble too often during the fiscal cliff negotiations, I was reminded that a wise mentor often said, "Sound policy is sound politics." This is a lesson Republicans should have learned by now. Instead they’re using flawed logic and telling themselves, “President Obama won the election with a mandate for higher taxes that the public currently supports. A strategic retreat now on tax hikes and cutting government spending will strengthen our political position and keep us relevant in the long run."

Posted December 26, 2012

In a few days we’ll celebrate the holidays with gift exchanges, eggnog, Christmas light viewings, and perhaps a political argument with a family member or two. Given the current fiscal cliff negotiations, this argument may be more lively than normal. Don’t be unprepared when Uncle Bob says that we can fix the deficit by just raising the top tax rate or when Aunt Susan says they've already cut spending to the bone.