Fiscal Responsibility on Townhall

New York, NY - Mon Jun 20

Rep. Ron Paul asserts that America's ongoing wars and fiscal challenges make him a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Thu Jun 9

Washington is suddenly embroiled in one of its most time-honored traditions, a debate about the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, specifically how it should be applied to our efforts in Libya. ... more

Washington DC - Mon Jun 6

Ron Paul talks sound money and balanced budget with Neil Cavuto. ... more

Townhall.com Staff - Fri Jun 3

Robert Knight - Wed May 4

When Barack Obama is in flyover country, if you close your eyes, you can almost hear a moderate Republican on the stump. ... more

Rachel Alexander - Tue Apr 12

Some conservatives and Tea Parties are criticizing the budget deal Republicans agreed to with Democrats and the Obama administration on Friday. Should they be? ... more

Kevin Glass - Wed Apr 6

Rep. Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" spends $6.2 trillion less than the Obama budget and re-establishes the GOP as the party of fiscal responsibility. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Mar 15

Who won the battle of Wisconsin? Republican Gov. Scott Walker got a legislative victory. On the other hand, Democrats, with a wary eye on 2012 and noting the worrying drop in support for President Obama in union-heavy states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, claim to be delighted that Walker has picked this fight. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Feb 22

Wisconsin protests show the “new era of civility” is over, and that union myrmidons continue to put their own self-interests above the rest of the taxpayers and nation. ... more

Ken Connor - Sun Feb 20

Inside the beltway, discussion of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 has provoked the "Sturm und Drang" that we have come to expect in the polarized partisan atmosphere that predominates in Washington. ... more

Salena Zito - Sun Feb 20

Even though the nation’s unemployment rate is at 9 percent (not the 7 percent projected by the White House, if the stimulus act worked), White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the stimulus has added “several million jobs” and “lowered the unemployment rate. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Feb 17

In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H.W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies in the late 1980s. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Feb 8

Republicans look strong each time President Obama assaults the treasury or the democratic process, but people seem more willing to forgive his infractions than they are with other politicians. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Feb 8

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed to be channeling Chicken Little when he warned congressional Republicans that any delay in raising the debt ceiling beyond the current $14.3 trillion cap could have "catastrophic" consequences. ... more

Mike Needham - Mon Feb 7

It's only February and we already have a strong contender for the most substantively offensive quote of 2011. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Jan 27

The problem with left-leaning elites trying to run the U.S. economy from the top down is simple: They think the answer to America's economic woes is to create more jobs that replicate managers just like them. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Jan 26

"The challenge for the president," The New York Times reported before Tuesday's State of the Union address, "is to convince independents and centrists of his fiscal responsibility without further alienating his base." ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Dec 9

Whose money is it anyway? The government's money or the people's money? ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Dec 8

Before it began its work eight months ago, one of the main knocks against the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was that it could do no more than recommend changes to Congress. In the end, it could not even do that. ... more

Michael Medved - Thu Dec 2

Donald Lambro - Tue Nov 30

In a move to regain his relevance and perhaps his former popularity, President Obama tackled his multitrillion-dollar budget deficit Monday with a feeble federal payroll freeze that has the potential to save a puny $5 billion. ... more

Donald Lambro - Tue Nov 23

The budget-cutting, debt-slashing proposals from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility have drawn big yawns from Congress, President Obama and the nightly news. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Nov 16

Like the Democrats' health care "reform" measure, the Debt Commission's initial recommendations, which will be followed by the full report Dec. 1 contains some good ideas, but the overall template remains flawed because it fails to address the main problem, which is government that encroaches on individual liberty, personal responsibility and living within one's means. ... more

David Limbaugh - Fri Nov 12

If preliminary rumblings from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform's upcoming report are accurate, I'm afraid the conservative agenda might be against the ropes again. ... more

Jillian Bandes - Thu Nov 11

The members who sit on the House GOP Majority Transition Team look committed to Rep. John Boehner's "no exceptions, no excuses" mantra. ... more