Federal entitlements, which comprise 60% of the budget, have been correctly identified as the root cause of our growing annual deficit. We certainly need to enact significant reforms of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. However, in order to achieve some level of fiscal integrity, there is an equally important change that we must all accept – just saying no.
On Wednesday, congressional Democrats were doing everything in their power not to end the legislative stalemate that shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, but to make sure everyone blamed Republicans.
As a resident of Illinois, I'd never had any particular desire to fly from McCook, Neb, to Denver. But lately, I've been looking for an opportunity. Turns out the federal government is willing to pay me a handsome fee to do it.
It is painfully clear that Obama has no plan and no set of comprehensive growth proposals to pull this economy out of its nosedive. Only more government spending on construction projects, or more green subsidies for renewable energy sources like wind power that have yet to prove they can be economically viable.
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