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    Keynesian Doublespeak

    A year ago, President Obama warned the American people that the financial crisis was dire and required a whole new approach to government spending. Obama argued that the government must help America spend its way out of the recession, and his economists, using Keynesian multipliers, argued the “stimulus” would keep … More

    Budget 2011: Education Spending Skyrockets

    The President’s FY2011 budget request calls for significant increases in education spending and, as promised, the Department of Education is exempt from Obama’s so-called spending freeze. At a briefing today at the Department of Education, words such as “historic” and “bold” were used to describe the President’s budget. Secretary Duncan … More

    Budget 2011: Video: What Does The Federal Budget Freeze Look Like?

    From the creator of Obama Budget Cuts Visualization and The National Debt Road Trip, now comes, What Does The Federal Budget Freeze Look Like? For common sense conservative solutions to our nation’s budget deficits, see:

    The Public is Not Buying the Spending "Freeze"

    During his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about a proposed spending freeze (underwhelming, as it is) and how such action can save money and get us out of debt. Well, the good news is that no one is buying it. Virtually no one believes that the spending … More

    Senate Puts Politics Over Fiscal Responsibility In Debt Limit Vote

    On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to increase the debt limit. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) amended version of the bill passed by the House will raise the ceiling on the federal debt by $1.9 trillion. This is a huge increase from the House version, which allowed an … More

    Obama’s State of the Union Address Dampens Hope for a Real Budget Action

    In his State of the Union Address, President Obama made several commitments to fiscal responsibility in the years to come. What do they really mean though? President Obama’s proposed three-year discretionary spending freeze, excludes defense, homeland security, veterans’ and international affairs, is somewhat promising. The savings won’t be large — … More

    Charging Obamacare to the Federal Credit Card

    Despite the recent focus of Congress and the White House on fiscal responsibility in federal spending, passing Democrat’s health care agenda will add significantly to, not reduce, the federal deficit. Pushing Obamacare through Congress would fly directly in the face of any rhetoric spoken in favor of reducing the deficit. … More

    Tweet of the Week: Daily Kos Founder Disses Spending Freeze

    Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas weighs in on President Obama’s proposed spending freeze. It goes without saying that when even the Daily Kos fails to find merit in the President’s proposals, the Administration needs to step back and reevaluate its policies. More

    Department of Education Exempt from Spending “Freeze”

    It appears that President Obama will exempt education from his so-called spending freeze. Despite the fact that Obama already doubled the Department of Education’s budget through the Omnibus and Stimulus bills last year, he plans to continue the spending binge. The Washington Post reported yesterday: Administration officials said they could … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Is Right, We Have A Spending Problem

    Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to propose a “freeze” on government spending. Obama’s spending “freeze” will only last three years, will not start until 2011, will only apply to a $447 billion slice of the federal government’s $3.5 trillion budget, and will … More