Conservatives in Congress are fighting to undo mandatory cuts to defense spending, slated to bite in January. Called “the Sequester,” these automatic cuts would gut important Pentagon programs, undermining our national security. Even worse, these automatic cuts do not distinguish between wasteful and efficient spending due to their mechanistic nature.
Just about every Republican candidate for office in the country is an unabashed opponent of ObamaCare. But if they get rid of the Democrat's health reform law, what would they replace it with?
They appeal to comity, defined as a friendly social atmosphere, social harmony. That was undoubtedly Barack Obama’s greatest attribute as a candidate. He promised a new politics, a new cordiality. No more red state/blue divisions. He touted his Senate friendship with Oklahoma ’s Tom Coburn. It was genuine.
Senator Coburn has crafted a proposal that addresses spending in virtually every segment of government, from defense to entitlements, and targets tax deductions that have benefitted special interests on both sides of the aisle for far too long.
Greece isn't the only country to try spending its way to prosperity -- only to find a sure way to poverty.
There have been many attempts to slay the deficit monster that lurks in the appropriations committee rooms of Congress, only to see it return to life more menacing than ever.
The Oklahoma senator unveils a plan to cut $9 trillion from the budget.
This historic vote against the powerful ethanol special interest group just might signal that a new era of fiscal responsibility is possible and give hope to a worried nation that Washington can confront national problems.
Senator Coburn says Congress should be thrown in jail for failing to pass a budget.
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Senate Democrats were expected to bring up the House Republicans’ 2012 budget plan for a vote this week, but not their own plan which remains under lock and key.
I know it’s awkward holding “peace talks” when we are not at war, but you could do it if you wanted. Hey maybe this year you could get another Nobel prize for ending at war you started. How’s that for irony?
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