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    Abdication: Senate Votes to Do Nothing Unless It Can Hike Taxes for the President

    Now that the Senate has voted to do nothing to address the overspending crisis, conservatives must keep the liberals’ feet to the fire and not let them put off yet again finding a solution to federal overspending and overborrowing.  Congress should not raise the debt limit without getting spending under … More

    Rep. Hensarling: I Will Do Whatever It Takes to Return to 'Fiscal Sanity'

    Conservatives are taking a stand in the House, and they’re making their liberal counterparts angry in the process. The Cut, Cap, and Balance plan passed with flying colors in the House (234–190) on Tuesday, and it is now up to the Democratic-controlled Senate to shoulder its responsibility. In fact, conservative … More

    CNN Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan

    Senate Democrats are on the warpath against the House-passed Cut, Cap and Balance Act. They have taken to calling it the “Cut, Cap, and Kill Medicare Act.” At a press conference on Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) aptly summed up the left’s characterizations of the legislation, calling it “cruel, dangerous, … More

    VIDEO: Reid Goes Ballistic Over Cut, Cap and Balance

      Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) today unloaded on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act recently passed by the House of Representatives. While announcing that the Senate would be voting on the legislation Friday rather than Saturday (as previously expected), Reid excoriated the bill: “If they [Senate Republicans] want to debate … More

    Coburn Bets 'A Porterhouse Steak' that Obama Will Sign Cut, Cap and Balance

    How confident is Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that President Barack Obama would sign Cut, Cap and Balance legislation if it makes its way to his desk? So confident that he would wager a Porterhouse steak. He issued the high stakes wager in a press conference today, making the point that America … More

    Heritage’s Bill Beach: Fix the Debt, or Taxes Will Double for Millennials

    In a new interview with The Boundless Show, Bill Beach of The Heritage Foundation shocked host Lisa Anderson and her young-adult audience with his statement: “If we don’t immediately act to solve the debt crisis, what will happen is tax rates will basically double by the time the current millennial generation is … More

    What's Wrong with the Gang of Six Plan?

    Desperate for a “balanced” approach to resolving the debt ceiling impasse, President Obama glommed on to the Gang of Six’s plan before the ink was dry. The plan has lots of tough-talking language intended to make both sides of the aisle tingle.  But that’s where the balance ends. In reality, … More

    'Gang of Six' Plan Could Gut Defense

    This week, Representative Buck McKeon (R–CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released a memorandum to Republicans on the committee. He appropriately criticized the “Gang of Six” budget outline from the Senate for its possible negative consequences for national security. Since the Gang of Six proposal is nothing more … More

    Ezra Klein Offers Dubious Statistics in Attacks on 'Cut, Cap, and Balance'

    [Klein responded in a post Wednesday afternoon. See below for our reply.] Ezra Klein, the Washington Post’s liberal political blogger, has been pushing a pair of questionable assertions in his posts on congressional Republicans’ plan to, as they say, “cut, cap, and balance” the federal budget. Klein has claimed, falsely, … More

    Morning Bell: Liberals Invoke Reagan to Sell Debt Deal

    Desperate to sell the American people on a yet-to-be-determined plan to raise the debt ceiling, increase taxes, and avoid necessary reforms to rein in government, liberals are turning to an unlikely ally to make their case—former President Ronald Reagan. Their utterly transparent tactic reveals a larger truth: Despite all the … More