Originally published in The Daily Caller, April 9, 2013 — The government wants me to return my son’s ‘leftover’ Social Security money – A few months ago I wrote about how amazed I was to discover that my 13-year-old daughter is eligible for Social Security, along with her 15-year-old sister and 17-year-old brother. They have [...]
Originally published in The Oregonian, February 15, 2013 – Oregon must cap the growth of spending with a constitutional limit – Oregon desperately needs to establish a constitutional limit on the growth of state spending. That’s clear when you compare what the growth of state budgets would have been with a spending cap over the [...]
Reprinted from The New York Sun, January 9, 2013 – The death of James Buchanan takes from us the man who, more than any other, gave us the tools to understand what is happening to our country in the years of Obama. The professor at George Mason University was the leading progenitor of what is [...]
Jonah Goldberg, writing at National Review Online, says President Obama has delivered (sort of) on his promise to make the wealthy pay their fair share, but has done nothing to achieve the balanced approach he claimed is needed. The fiscal cliff deal raises taxes $46 for every $1 cut in spending. That’s an odd notion [...]
The Washington Times reports that A123 Systems managed to create 400 jobs with a quarter billion in stimulus grants before going bankrupt. Which means all the jobs they created at the green energy company were temporary.
Bret Stephens reports in today’s Wall Street Journal on how the Chinese leadership have fared financially while serving the people. Funny how those in government who claim to be doing good end up doing well — very well.
The much despised (on the left) Charles Koch argues in today’s Wall Street Journal that corporate cronyism is harming America. He’s correct. Will any of the anti-big business crowd in the Democrat Party take up his cause? Surely not because, though they are opposed to cronyism, they want their own cronies to continue to feed [...]
In the long run, California is broke. It has an estimated half trillion dollars in unfunded pension liabilities. No joke. In the short run there is a $16 billion budget gap Governor Brown is urging Californian’s to fill be raising their taxes. This turns out to be a joke. The Sacramento Bee and other California [...]
Originally published in The Forest Grove News Times — September 4, 2012 – By Representative Katie Eyre – As our kids begin returning to the classroom, we will once again be reminded of the significant funding challenges facing schools throughout our community. With shorter school years, bigger class sizes and teacher layoffs, it’s clear local [...]
Reprinted from Free Insights, August 29, 2012 – By: Steve Conover Posted on August 29, 2012 The American “Fiscal responsibility” is a catch-phrase that seemingly no politician can do without. The White House used “fiscal responsibility” to name a summit meeting, a bipartisan national commission, and one of their webpages. House Democrats named “fiscal responsibility” as a top priority; [...]
Writing at The Washington Examiner, Robert Rector argues that the government has for five decades been cooking the books on poverty by not counting government benefits as income. “It’s a rigged game,” concludes Rector, “and the taxpayer can never win.”
With VP candidate Paul Ryan being demonized as he who would slash the budget of every federal program serving women, minorities and the poor, Daniel Mitchell’s piece in today’s Wall Street Journal provides a dose of reality — which is that the Ryan budget allows for an average annual INCREASE in federal spending over the [...]
Writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey explains why the Democrats are wrong to claim that Obamacare will reduce the federal deficit. She also notes that the Democrats will continue to make the claim, nevertheless. Read McCaughey’s commentary here.
No matter how many times New York Times columnist Paull Krugman our nation’s economic woes are the result of not enough government spending, and no matter how many times the Obama administration claims that things would be worse without the ongoing spending that has grown the annual deficit to $1.3 trillion, the evidence is that [...]