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Budgetary Boondoggle: Round 6

         In an article posted here at CDN on Feb. 14th titled, “Upcoming Budget: Nowhere to Run*,  I explained how I could see that our current Congress would not be able to even come close to passing a responsible budget for 2011 fiscal year. Looking at today’s news headlines, this budget boondoggle is following along exactly as I stated it ...

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Speaker John Boehner Proving to be a Real Workhorse

       New House Speaker John Boehner, (pictured at left with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor) is proving to be a tireless Republican Leader in recent weeks of  intense bud-get planning in the House or Representatives. The amount of legislation being drawn up at a furious pace to try to slow down out massive debt problem is awe-inspiring at times. Considering the Speaker’s ...

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105 Billion Dollar ObamaCare Secret

We have only 12 days to make a difference here. You must write your members of Congress to get this stopped or over $100 Billion dollars will go out the window. 105 Billion Dollar ObamaCare Secret from RightChange on Vimeo.   To find specific references in the Health Care Reform act where this money comes from look here: Section 1311(a): ...

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House Passes GOP 2 Week CR Spending Bill

       Today many Democrats joined Republicans to pass a 2-week spending resolution, that continues to keep our government running while they attempt to hammer out a budget. The deadline is looming folks, and this vote puts extreme pressure on the U.S. Senate and Harry Reid to come to an agreement to avoid a shutdown. The final House vote was 335-91, ...

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Wisconsin on Fire: Budget Protest Updates

As most of us here in America know, the Wisconsin Unions are protesting Governor Scott Walker’s proposed State budget, in which he is asking for  Union members to contribute more to their own healthcare premiums and pensions. The Union thuggery in conjunction with certain Media members, has some real tall tales being told about the facts here. They are also adding ...

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Upcoming Budget : Nowhere to Run

   We are a country that has essentially given our Congress a blank check to run the country with no budget plan for two years running.  How can anyone expect Congress to control spending when they can’t even pass a yearly budget?  This isn’t your usual incompetency in budget sanity we are led to believe at times, but to the contrary, this is done ...

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House Reps Block Bill to Recover $179 Million Dollars of your money

      I realize with our yearly trillion dollar deficits today that 179 million is a small figure to the fatcats in DC today, but there is  more than first meets the eye, (or ears) here. This situation should have every hard working, tax paying American citizen demanding answers. Yesterday the house voted on a bill sponsored by Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) that would require the repayment of  ...

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California Dreamin

California Governor Jerry Brown was in the news again last week, with a startling “revelation”. He declared a State of Fiscal Emergency after looking at California’s budget, as California is 25.5 billion in the red. People seem to forget that this is the exact same declaration former Governor Swarzenegger made just last month, and which the California Democratic Legislature chooses ...

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Texas Budget Debate: Washington Post vs Newsmax

Texas’ two year budget plan will be released by the State House of Representatives today. It will reportedly cut government spending by 11%. Of note is the fact that the Texas Constitution requires a balanced budget be passed which means no spending above the projected State revenues. If spending increases are sought, there must be either cuts in spending, tax ...

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Budgetary Gimmicks – We’re Only Fooling Ourselves

Anyone who has run a business or even a household budget, knows all too well that budget “gimmicks” will turn around and bite you sooner or later. Whether you are shifting overrun costs from one year to the next or spending more than you take in, most gimmicks are basically a deception and denial of reality. Unfortunately, this slight-of-hand is ...

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Even With Recent Losses, Congressional Democrats Double-Down

Ah, the ever famous black-jack bet.  Good or bad, not knowing what the outcome might be the gambler doubles his bet.  Damn the consequences. Granted, in Vegas they supply alcohol to dull the decision-making and soften the blow, but in Congress, alcohol is replaced with the all-devouring drug:  power. With less than three weeks of Congressional time left, the Democrat-controlled ...

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Liberal Attacks the Contract from America

A progressive author by the name of Ryan Normandin has an agenda against the Tea Party as he makes obvious by creating a post to dismantle the “Contract From America”.  It is not my self-identified post to defend the Tea Parties, they can do that fine on their own ,but the amount of egalitarian, modernistic, progressive idiocy “Ryan” posits in ...

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The Reason for State Budget Collapses: Tax Cuts

In a Washington Independent article, Martha White writes that tax cuts and reductions to federal expenditures are to blame for the collapse of state budgets: A decade’s worth of cuts in federal aid combined with states moving to copy Bush administration tax cuts have led to states filling revenue shortfalls with regressive tax policies that disproportionately affect the poorest Americans. ...

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The Rising Cost of Congress

For the last year, we have all been beaten over the head repeatedly with the notion that health care costs are rising so fast that families can’t afford their insurance.  Is anyone applying the same formula to Congress?  They don’t mind spending our money in a care-free manner. We’ve built numerous post-offices and airports as Congressional namesakes.  Fountains have been ...

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