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    Morning Bell: Blaming Bush Doesn't Create Jobs

    In January 2009 after it became clear that the leftist majority in Congress would pass President Barack Obama’s $862 billion economic stimulus bill without a single vote from a Republican, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended her partisan approach, telling Politico: “Yes, we wrote the bill. Yes, we won the election.” … More

    Imaginary Savings Used to Justify $26-Billion in Spending

    Using the classic Washington fib that “It’s paid for,” Congress is spending an extra $26-billion to bail out state governments (who already got the lions’ share of last year’s failed $787-billion “stimulus” bill). The House will rush back from a six-week recess to spend the money next week—an urgency that … More

    "Lame Duck" Shouldn’t Equal "Last Chance"

    There have been several press accounts lately outlining Democratic plans to hold off on taking difficult votes before November, and then to have a robust “lame duck” session in November and December, where they can get the rest of their liberal agenda and pork passed. I couldn’t think of a … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Calls for Tough Choices on Spending

    Government spending is out of control and President Obama’s method of throwing more money at our economy is not working. Federal spending cuts need to start somewhere, and there is no better place than a program that can survive on its own. American taxpayers are subsidizing the Corporation for Public … More

    Time to Take on the Welfare State

    In New York, facing a $9 billion deficit, state legislators put welfare on the chopping block to head off a government shutdown. Lawmakers in New Jersey avert their own shutdown in a ninth-hour budget deal that manages to save $22 million for adults on welfare. Meanwhile, in budget-busting California, welfare … More

    Outside the Beltway: Despite Loads of Debt, Pork Projects Abound in Illinois

    With a looming state budget deficit of nearly $13 million, many Illinois residents are wondering if their state has its priorities in order. Last night, ABC7 Chicago’s Chuck Goudie revealed $67 million in recent state payments (PDF) for a variety of pet projects. While the state wrestles with the ramifications of … More

    Telling Congress to Reduce the Deficit by Cutting Spending

    On Saturday, June 26, America Speaks will host a national town hall meeting in which any and all Americans will be able to voice their opinions on the federal budget and the devastating effects that Washington’s growing deficits will have on the U.S. economy.  The discussion will focus on ways … More

    Hoyer Makes, and Misses, His Mark

    Over the past weekend Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House Majority Leader, gave one of the most expansive and surprising speeches of the year.  State-of-the-Unionesque in scope and partisan tone it nevertheless laid out some interesting ideas for debate. On one top tier issue Mr. Hoyer hit the nail on the … More

    Speak Out on Out-of-Control Spending

    This upcoming Saturday, AmericaSpeaks, a non-partisan organization devoted to re-energizing democracy in the U.S., will hold a nationwide discussion on the federal budget and runaway spending in Washington.  Americans with all viewpoints are encouraged to make their voices heard regarding this crucial aspect of America’s future. With the president’s National … More

    Obama Sings “Spend On” While Europe Acts to Dampen a Crisis

    Just what Kool-Aid are they drinking in the White House?  The question is occasioned almost daily now, but today’s issue isn’t Afghanistan, the oil spill, or health care reform.  The Kool-Aid question arises today in the antics leading up to the upcoming G-20 meeting in Toronto. According to press reports, … More