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House Passes 2018 Budget Along Party Lines

House passes 2018 budget

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its 2018 budget bill Thursday morning in a vote split along party lines. The 216-212 vote is a key next step to getting President Donald Trump‘s tax reform legislation passed. All 192 Democrats present voted against the bill along with 20 Republicans. Democrats have spent weeks demonizing the budget and the tax reform initiative ...

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What’s in the Senate version of the 2018 Budget Bill?

Congress back in session

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on the FY2018 budget this week and the sentiment among many in the chamber is that it will pass, but what’s in it? READ: The Full Text of S.CON.RES.25 FY2018 Budget High-Level Summary of the Senate’s FY 2018 Budget Bill According to the Senate Budget Committee, the 2018 budget provides a path to a ...

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Senate Resolution for FY2018 Budget S.CON.RES.25 [Full Text]

S.CON.RES.25 FY2018 Budget

Calendar No. 238 115th CONGRESS 1st Session S. CON. RES. 25 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 13, 2017 Mr. Enzi, from the Committee on the Budget, reported under authority of the order of the Senate of October 5, 2017, the following original concurrent resolution; which was placed on the calendar CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Setting forth the congressional budget for ...

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If tax cuts are to raise revenues, broader culture of economic freedom is required

Among the favorite maxims of fiscal conservatives is the idea that tax cuts, not hikes, increase revenues. Inarguably, slashing personal income tax rates buoyed the size of the federal government’s coffers following the Mellon income tax cuts of the 1920s, the 1964 Revenue Act signed by President Kennedy and President Reagan’s reform measures in 1981 and 1986. The rationale behind ...

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House GOP Has Nothing to Offer Conservatives

Here’s the situation: You’re in a high–stakes negotiation with an untrustworthy opponent. The opposition has violated every agreement the two of you have made in the past. Enforcement mechanisms are weak or non–existent. In other areas of mutual interest your opponent regularly violates the law and dares you to do something about the violation. Your weak and vacillating leadership can’t ...

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Obama Is *Mostly* OK With The Budget Agreement

From The White House:   Earlier this year, I called on Congress to work together on a balanced approach to a budget that grows our economy faster and creates more jobs – not through aimless, reckless spending cuts that harm our economy now, but by making sure we can afford to invest in the things that have always grown our ...

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Federal Government: Embarrassing to the Point of Painful

As the so-called “government shutdown” drags on, one thing is hard not to admit: the Obama Administration is acting in a manner that is attempting to extract the maximum amount of pain on the American people. While many are wondering how it came to this point, those of us who actually paid attention in Social Studies, Civics and American History ...

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The Fomentation of a Government Shut Down

Well, it is upon us, the dreaded government shutdown. And yet the Earth still spins, the water still runs, the electric is on and Harry Reid is still tossing verbal grenades at anyone who dares represent an opposing view to the lock-step Progressive agenda. Imagine that! Our daily lives didn’t come to a grinding, catastrophic halt because the big government ...

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Jabberwonky Budget Apocalypse Edition – September 29th

When: Sunday, September 29th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Jabberwonky on Blog Talk Radio What: `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Whether it’s “down the rabbit hole”, or “through the looking glass”, the world of politics is often referred to in the lexicon given ...

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Government Shutdown?…Blame Obama & Reid

There are two statements one can make with certainty about the current situation inside the beltway. First, truth is a rare commodity. What was promised to be the most transparent administration in American history has proven to, by comparison, make Richard Nixon’s Administration look like Wikileaks. And second, the Republican Party, at its highest level, has a lethal messaging problem. ...

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WaPo on Obama budget: nearly all will pay higher taxes

Obama budge to tax nearly everyone

The Washington Post reported the a nonpartisan analysis found that ” earners at nearly every income level would face a somewhat higher tax burden.” The Tax Policy Center study found that Anericans earning less than $200,000 will pay higher taxes despite the President’s 2008 pledge to the middle class unequivocally stating that they would see absolutely no increase in taxation. The result will ...

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Obama’s Budget Plan: Raise Taxes on Middle Class, Gut Charities

President's budget

$800 billion in tax increases form the center of President Obama’s new budget plan with some $1.2 Billion in cuts to future spending growth. Neither side seems to willing to support the plan. Democrats say that the tax increases don’t go far enough and point to the liberal plan from the Senate that raises taxes by more than twice what ...

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Shorter Jay Carney: Obama’s Not King, You Know

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke about the much delayed budget President Obama will finally unveil next week. “What I will say is that this is not the president’s idealized budget,” said Carney,  “It is not what he would do if he were king, or if only people who supported his proposals were in Congress. Have we ever had ...

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Obama pivots to spanish language television after failures on budget, guns, healthcare

Obama failures

The President is scheduled for sit-down interviews with Spanish language television networks Telemundo and Univision in an attempt to refocus American’s attention from his failures on the budget and gun control and the growing negative view Americans have on Obamacare. President Obama is likely to focus on immigration reform – something that is much more likely to yield bi-partisan support ...

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