Budget

Should We Cut Defense Spending? Actually, that’s the Wrong Question.

"It’s not just about cutting.  It’s about doing the work to make smarter choices.”

2 years ago

America’s Skyrocketing Debt: Real Problem, or Just A Republican Excuse to Oppose Everything?

Over the course of 2020, the federal government spent a massive amount trying to deal with the economic fallout of…

2 years ago

It’s a Trap! Is Using Reconciliation to Pass the Dem Agenda a Giant Mistake?

The Senate is about to use a trick called “reconciliation” to pass Joe Biden’s Covid relief bill.  Many Democrats want…

2 years ago

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Budget

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting this morning that President Donald Trump has told lawmakers in Congress that he will…

5 years ago

Trump’s military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30…

5 years ago

Senate adjourns till 12:01 a.m. EST without approving budget deal

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Thursday until 12:01 a.m. EST (0500 GMT) without approving a budget deal. The current temporary…

5 years ago

Democrats Obliterate Rand Paul For Holding Government Hostage Over Phony Deficit Concerns

What's obvious is that Republicans don't truly care about the deficit – they never have. Instead, they use it as…

5 years ago

House speaker: May need a temporary bill to fund government past Dec. 8

U.S. lawmakers may have to pass another stop-gap spending bill in order to keep the federal government operating Dec. 8…

5 years ago

Republican Retreat: GOP Abandons Border Wall And Planned Parenthood Fight After Trumpcare Loss

The colossal failure of Donald Trump and Republicans to agree on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care…

6 years ago

Trump Eliminates Climate Funding Just As Concern About The Environment Hits Record High

Americans are more worried about the environment than they ever have been – just in time for Trump to gut climate…

6 years ago

Republicans In Chaos As Failed Speaker Paul Ryan Can’t Get Conservatives To Pass Budget

It turns out that Ryan is also failing, and failing big time, when it comes to even the smallest of…

7 years ago

Obama Saves America From Republican Failure By Bringing Deficit Below 50 Year Average

The CBO put the deficit for the just ended fiscal year at 2.4% of GDP, below 50-year average.

7 years ago

A Tea Party Fascist Will Be Second In Line To the Presidency By Halloween

The two leading candidates for House speaker are mirror images and both will dutifully follow the Ted Cruz shut-down-the-government agenda

7 years ago

Republicans Prove They Can’t Govern As Military Funding Bill Collapses Into Chaos

The ghosts of chaos past are haunting the House as Republicans are desperately trying to navigate around their own sequestration…

8 years ago

President Obama Sends A Strong Signal That He Will Veto The Republican Budget

House Republicans saw their budget dreams go up in smoke as President Obama is already signaling that he will veto…

8 years ago

Americans Will Pay For Republican-lite Democrats’ Compromise “At All Costs”  

Whatever the reason, the so-called compromise appropriations bill is an affront to the American people, and revealed that many Democrats…

8 years ago

Republicans May Cause Government Shutdown Over Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

Republicans are going for the full monty of childish behavior. Gone are the real policy complaints. Now they stand naked…

8 years ago

John Boehner’s Outburst at Conservative Groups Was Completely Phony

Boehner's phony indignation targeting conservative groups he bent over backwards serving over the past three years did not have an…

9 years ago

It’s Obvious That Democrats Did All the Compromising on The Budget Agreement

it was fairly clear by the giddy-ass grin on Paul Ryan's face that Senator Murray likely did all the compromising…

9 years ago

Americans Are About to Discover That the GOP Not the ACA is Hazardous To Their Health

Americans will discover in the next week the only hazard to their health is Republicans on a crusade to see…

9 years ago

Obamacare Lies Dealt a Death Blow By Study that Finds Full Time Job Growth Expected

Instead of killing jobs, employers expect to increase the number of full-time employees by nearly 2% over the next year…

9 years ago

McCain Shoots Boehner’s Argument Out of the Water by Urging GOP to Raise Revenue

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) praised President Obama for reaching across the aisle and said Republicans should compromise on the budget…

10 years ago

Paul Ryan Admits That His Entire Budget is Based on a Lie

Paul Ryan admitted that his budget is based on the lie that Obamacare adds to the deficit, and without it…

10 years ago

House Republicans Congratulate Themselves On Killing a Million Jobs

Republicans are congratulating themselves for allowing the dreaded sequester to take effect knowing full well that in the first year…

10 years ago

Unhinged Republicans Completely Abandon Reality With Latest Sequester Lies

Republicans and their punditry have finally gone so far off the rails to avoid any responsibility for the sequester that…

10 years ago

The Sequester Cuts are the Latest Crime in the Republican War on America

Republicans have revealed that the harm their sequester cuts were intended to cause is part of their plan that defines…

10 years ago

Republican Jon Huntsman Says We Need to Fix Tax Loopholes In Order to Grow

Huntsman broke with the Republican Party on the economy, saying we need to curtail tax loopholes in order to generate…

10 years ago

While Leading the Laziest House in History, John Boehner Tells Obama To Do His Job

John Boehner leads one half of the most unproductive Congress in history; yet, today he told President Obama to do…

10 years ago