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    Please! No White House Lame Duck Commission

    After much congressional handwringing over what budget process reform to attach to a must-pass increase in the debt ceiling, support for the legislative proposal crafted by Senate Budget Committee leaders Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) has crumbled. It fell apart as many members recognized two political facts of … More

    Fatal Flaws of the Conrad-Gregg Commission

    This month, Congress will face every shopaholic’s worst nightmare: a maxed out credit card. After a year of seemingly endless government spending, the Senate must now vote to increase the limit on how much debt the federal government can carry. Lawmakers really have no option but to pass this unfortunate … More

    Obamacare in the Senate: Medicare Solvency and Patient Satisfaction

    This Monday the Senate voted on two amendments that determined whether savings from Medicare will be used to enhance the solvency of the financially troubled Medicare program or be used to finance new government health programs and additional spending. Once again, the lesson for taxpayers is clear: Pay no attention … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Is A Deficit Hawk's Worst Nightmare

    President Barack Obama will host the first of three health care townhalls at 1 PM in Portsmouth, N.H. today, with follow up sessions in Bozeman, Montana on Friday and Grand Junction, Colorado on Saturday. Close followers of the health care debate might not recognize the pitch President Obama will make … More

    Morning Bell: Geithner in Wonderland

    When President Barack Obama introduced Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) as his nominee for Commerce Secretary, Obama said of Gregg: “He shares my deep-seated commitment to guaranteeing that our children inherit a future they can afford.” After yesterday’s Senate Budget Committee hearing, we now know why Gregg eventually decided he could … More