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Obama signs defense spending bill despite reservations

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act which includes provisions that allow the detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism or planning act of terror, puts restrictions on interactions with Iran’s central bank and authorizes military spending. Obama’s reservations were mainly reported to be around the military detention provision and a section that forces the president to consult Congress ...

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Happy New Years from President Obama and Speaker Boehner.

Yes, I,m writing this on New Years eve, as my party days are long behind me, and the endangered future of American exceptionalism is currently my main concern as we head into the New Year. American exceptionalism is what has brought freedom and prosperity to generations of Americans for over two centuries, yet is in danger of being wiped out ...

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HR 2977 – The Epitome of the Socialist Mentality

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and if you are Congress, it is also the season to stuff as many pet projects into the next omnibus spending bill as you possibly can. Of course they seem to do this 365 days a year. There is one measure, however, lurking in the recessed corners of Capitol Hill that, I believe, is ...

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Debt Ceiling To Be Raised Again?

The Obama administration will reportedly ask Congress later this week to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion according to a Treasury Department official. The request is the third of three authorized by the debt ceiling agreement reached last August. The request is expected to come on December 30, the day the debt is projected to fall within $100 ...

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Obama 2012 Holiday Message: Children vs Parents (Part 2)

In part 1 of Obama 2012 Holiday Message: Children vs Parents, President Obama’s Home for the Holidays: Share Why You are Working to Re-elect President Obama campaign video that tells America’s youth to go home and convert their parents into Obama-supporters was detailed. In part 2 of the Obama 2012 Holiday Message: Children vs Parents we will examine a few ...

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Mitchell & Ray – December 22- Tom Dougherty – Common Sense Economics

When: Thursday, December 22nd, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where:Streaming Internet Radio What: Join independent political commentator Michelle Ray as she discusses the issues impacting Americans. Tonight: Rich is on vacation (just like Obama, only Rich will be back next week!) so Michelle and Tom will discuss a common sense approach to the economy and a mutual disgust for apathy, ignorance, sloth and the “I’m ...

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Sen. Coburn Releases Report on Wasteful Govt. Spending: "Wastebook 2011"

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, “Wastebook 2011” that highlights over $6.5 billion in examples of some of the most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted. This report details 100 of the countless unnecessary, duplicative and low-priority projects spread throughout the federal government.

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Senator Tom Coburn Releases "2011 Wastebook"

Senator Tom Coburn, (R-OK) just released his 2011 Wastebook, A Guide to Some of the Most Wasteful and Low Priority Spending Govt Spending of 2011. Senator Coburn introduces this recent expose’ of Big Government waste and abuse as follows: Dear Taxpayer, Robot dragons, video games, Christmas trees, snow cone machines, and chocolate. This is not a Christmas wish list. These ...

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Senator Rubio Rips Pork-Laden Omnibus Bill

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) voted against H.R. 2055, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, which passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2011 in an attempt to avoid a government shutdown once again. The last minute deal was necessary due to the gridlock in the U.S. Senate where Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to allow votes on the ...

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Senator John McCain Blasts Big Government Grifters Taxpayer Abuse

A grifter is defined by urbandictionary.com as a: someone who swindles you through deception or fraud, and b: a grifter is an expert in illicit acquisition of goods or services through various methods of over confident flim-flammery and fast talking. Apparently several members of Congress today fit both definitions of the term grifter, as outlined above. Senator John McCain took ...

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Government Shutdown Avoided at Last Minute [Again]

Once again, DC lawmakers painted themselves into a corner and had to scramble to avoid a government shutdown at the very last minute by reaching another “deal” to fund a major part of the United States government in 2012. Just what grand bargain have the wizards of DC struck this time? Once again the details are scarce, and it looks ...

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The FairTax Series: America's Road To Prosperity- Part 3

In this installment of the FAIRTAX series I want to cover the impact  of jobs, particularly manufacturing jobs, coming back to the United States. When Bill Archer (R-Tex.), was the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the tax writing body of Congress, he often quoted a survey of 500 international companies located in Europe and Asia. When asked ...

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