Category Archives: Deficit

MUST SEE VIDEO – Paul Ryan: America’s Choice Between Solvency & Bankruptcy Will Determine Decline or Exceptionalism

Rep. Paul Ryan spoke before the Alexander Hamilton Society on 6/2/2011.

MUST SEE VIDEO – Paul Ryan: America’s Choice Between Solvency & Bankruptcy Will Determine Decline or Exceptionalism

Missing Californians: Can you say John Galt?

Missing Californians.

The Milgram Economy: A plausible explanation for the inexplicable spending of supposed conservatives

The Milgram Economy.

Blog: Dems risk government shutdown so they can fund Democratic-linked ‘slush fund’

Blog: Dems risk government shutdown so they can fund Democratic-linked ‘slush fund’.

And then say the Republicans are playing politics by not voting for the disaster relief! Emphasis mine. –rhl

The Senate Democrats are playing a high-risk game at America’s expense. They are refusing to vote for a House-passed continuing resolution to assure the government stays operating after October 1st. They will pin the shutdown and financial chaos on the Republicans. But what is their real goal? They want to ensure continued funding for yet another “green program”. But this one has had two big beneficiaries that are linked closely to two Democrats people may be familiar with: Al Gore and Joe Biden.

Blog: Dems risk government shutdown so they can fund Democratic-linked ‘slush fund’.

Why Haven’t We Heard More about ObamaCare?

H/T: Rep. Culbertson told me last night they have been bringing up ObamaCare monthly! So I googled and found this from Fox News:

Just because Congress spent the last several months locking horns over the debt ceiling doesn’t mean Republicans have forgotten how much they hate the health care overhaul. 

They haven’t. 

And when lawmakers return from break after Labor Day, conservatives are planning a renewed effort to chip away at the law. Read the entire article here.

DEBT CEILING: “Young Guns” Video Links & Article Link

From Washington Post –  Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor to our TEA Party reps:

“You have to get a mandate from the country that’s big enough” — control of House, Senate, White House — “to do what we want to do,” he recalled telling them. “We don’t have that kind of mandate right now.”

Great article with wonderfully encouraging insights. Liberal bias alert towards the end, but great stuff before then. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE.

VIDEO: Peggy Noonon’s WSJ Interview with House Majority leader, Rep.Eric Cantor.

VIDEO 2: Sean Hannity’s interview (and transcript) with Rep. Paul Ryan.

MUST READ/PRINT – Revenues & Tax Rates: An Historical View from Heritage

Time for Lower Income Tax Rates: The Historical Case for Supply Side Economics is a 13-pg document (Heritage Executive Summary).

The first 2 pages are a summary; the final 11 pages contain historical data from the 1920’s and the Kennedy years which illustrate that low taxes brings more money into play in the economy and tax revenues go up. It ends with a great summary of why everyone benefits when the economy is freed of government intervention and theft.

I will be printing this out and keeping mine handy!

MUST READ: Origins of the Debt Showdown

From Washington Post –  Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor to our TEA Party reps:

“You have to get a mandate from the country that’s big enough” — control of House, Senate, White House — “to do what we want to do,” he recalled telling them. “We don’t have that kind of mandate right now.”

Great article with wonderfully encouraging insights. Liberal bias alert towards the end, but great stuff before then. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE.

Rep. Brady votes in support of Bipartisan Budget Control Act; Then Says “Enough is Enough?

Though we have to ultimately decide on Rep. Brady’s merits based on ALL of his decisions, listen to this interview re the Debt Ceiling Bill. It is true that we don’t have the votes to change things on our own, and the dems are intransigent in their dedication to policies that dine on the Golden Goose while expecting to continue collecting the Golden Eggs after her demise.

Peggy Noonon’s WSJ Interview with House Majority leader, Rep.Eric Cantor.

Potomac Fever Strikes Again.

Rep. Brady should start making plans to head home for a Texas-sized reality check, if not for good…

[Bold-face emphasis, not the words, is mine (rhl)]:


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, today released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan Budget Control Act, which will cut spending, advance the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment and prevent America from defaulting on its obligations.  The measure passed the House of Representatives 269- 161 and will go to the Senate tonight.

“Enough is enough. Washington must stop spending and learn to live within its means.”

“Without this Budget Control Act the federal government would keep growing to over 23% of the economy this decade; with its passage the government shrinks to 21.6%. That’s the direction President Reagan took our nation, and the economy grew strong.

“Today we cut government spending by the size of the stimulus. This fall we cut it again by the size of ObamaCare. That’s a start, but hardly enough. I will continue to fight as long as it takes to stop heaping more and more debt on our children, and until we force Washington to balance its budget.”

A Balanced Approach – A Commentary by Robin Lennon of the Kingwood TEA Party

Robin Lennon of the Kingwood TEA PArtyA commentary by Robin Lennon of the Kingwood TEA Party on the so-called “Balanced Approach” the President and the progressives want us to take in solving the debt crisis that was made astronomically worse by their failed economic policies.