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    Morning Bell: The President's Curious Speech Lacks Solutions

    If you’re looking for an iron-clad indictment of Barack Obama’s failed fiscal policies, you don’t have to look much farther than the President’s own words in a speech he delivered yesterday at the Associated Press luncheon in Washington, D.C. In what was seemingly an attempt to criticize House Budget Committee … More

    President Obama's Curious Paul Ryan Speech

    Why would the President, elected to the highest office in the land, stoop to attack a plan authored by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan (R–WI)? It’s a budget whose individual policies stand virtually no chance of ever becoming law, if for no other reason than the … More

    So, Where Is the President's Solution to the Fiscal Crisis?

    If President Obama wants to challenge the House Republican budget passed last week, he certainly should. His views would be more enlightening, however, if they actually said something substantial, instead of the shrill hyperbole he repeated today. In a speech at an Associated Press luncheon, Mr. Obama branded the House … More

    President Obama's Education Budget Buster

    President Obama’s near-term spending proposals for the Department of Education (DOE) are a staggering display of federal profligacy. They include the recently released fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget request and an education “blueprint” outlining $60 billion in additional spending. If enacted, these proposals would mean that in one term, President … More

    Defending Paul Ryan on Defense

    Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) generated a few headlines defending his defense budget. When pressed about why he wanted to invest more in the military than the Pentagon brass asked for, Ryan had an answer that raised eyebrows: “We don’t think the generals are giving us their true advice,” Ryan said … More

    The Ryan Plan Prioritizes National Security

    When Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) released the House Republican budget earlier this week, one thing was certain: It takes seriously the constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense. Eschewing the Obama Administration’s call for higher taxes, the Ryan budget succeeds in restoring America’s defenses while restraining the federal government’s … More

    House Democrats' Budget: A Vision of Limitless Government

    House Democrats described the budget they released yesterday as a “clear contrast” to the one introduced by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI). It is a clear contrast—but that’s not a compliment. The proposal, offered by Representative Chris Van Hollen (D–MD), ranking member of the Budget Committee, merely calls … More

    Morning Bell: A Budget to Save the American Dream

    America’s fiscal condition is dauntingly dismal. The national debt is well on its way to $17 trillion, 13 million Americans are out of work, and the country is stuck in the slowest recovery in the post-war era. Despite Washington bleeding taxpayers dry with reckless overspending, the U.S. Senate has not … More