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    McConnell-Reid "Just Borrow More" Plan Fails to Cut Spending and Degrades America's Creditworthiness

    Any Senator foolish enough to think the McConnell-Reid “Just Borrow More” Plan solves the debt ceiling problem should look again at what the Moody’s debt rating service said.  The McConnell-Reid Plan simply hikes the debt ceiling so the government can borrow more money, with a commission thrown in, to meet … More

    Morning Bell: Conservative Solutions, White House Attacks

    With the nation staring down $14 trillion in debt, a Senate that has failed to pass a budget in 811 days, and a government that can’t decide how to raise the debt ceiling, you might think that a plan to get spending under control and solve the debt ceiling impasse … More

    House Can Lead the Way

    Liberals from Capitol Hill to the cable networks keep insisting that the nation will go into default unless Congress raises the nation’s debt ceiling by August 2. All along we have felt that such a claim is at least technically wrong, seeing that unquestionably we will be able to make … More

    Americans Don't Fear Defense Cuts? They're Wrong.

    New polling data from Rasmussen Reports shows that 48 percent of Americans think that the United States can make major cuts in defense spending without putting America at risk. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. Case in point: base closures. Some in Congress are looking to the U.S. military’s overseas bases as places … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Heritage Foundation comes out against McConnell plan – Amanda Carey Sea Treaty puts U.S. interests in deep water – Peter Brookes Voters get strange polling calls – Alissa Smith Regime Change … More

    Shame on the Politically Motivated McConnell Plan to Hike Borrowing With No Spending Cuts

    The McConnell Plan to hike the debt limit has only one thought behind it — fade the political heat.  The Plan purportedly makes the Democratic President bear the political burden for increases in the debt limit to the benefit of Republicans, but the Plan does nothing for the good of … More

    President Obama Is Against A Balanced Budget

    President Barack Obama declared in a press conference today that he is against the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution (BBA).  Obama said that a BBA is not needed for Congress and the President to balance the budget. The facts contradict the President’s … More

    'Quit Lying': Conservatives Criticize Obama's Social Security Threat

    Congressional Republicans are outraged at President Obama’s suggestion that Social Security beneficiaries might not get their checks in the event that the federal debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2. “Have you no shame, sir?” asked Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) in a short video posted to his website on … More

    America's Budget Mess May Be Worse Than We Realize

    An article in the The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that our budget situation is likely worse than what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects, meaning we could be in much more debt than we realize. In 2010, the federal government collected about $2.16 trillion in total tax revenue yet … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 12, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Doing more by doing less – Ed Feulner On treaty, team O is ‘lost’ at sea – Peter Brookes Why is the government mailing you $2? – Rory Cooper Fix Social … More