Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Budget«

Let The Budget Battles Begin

March 23, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The announcement of a new fiscal budget for the U.S. government always sets the stage for struggles between the spenders and those trying to put some limits on the spending. The spenders usually win because politicians—particularly progressive ones—love to tap the national treasury in order to reward their supporters. As the […]

Moving The Goal Posts

February 8, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ When is a deal not a deal? When it’s with Barack Obama. On Monday, President Obama announced his fiscal 2016 budget with a whopping 7 percent increase in federal spending. That breaks a deal he signed with Congress back in 2011. In exchange for permission to hike federal borrowing by […]

Winners And Losers Emerge From The 1,695 Pages Of The $1.1 Trillion Budget

December 18, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ If you want to know how your tax dollars will get spent next year, the answers are in Cromnibus-the 1,695 page bill that Congress hurriedly passed last weekend to fund the federal government through September 2015. Republicans won big with Cromnibus, along with farmers, political parties, incandescent bulb users, Blue […]

Politico’s Donovan Slack Makes Up Boehner’s Reaction To Obama’s Budget

April 11, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Any time you see an establishment press reporter fail to use quotation marks in characterizing something said by a subject of his or her report, be on the lookout for misdirection, misinterpretation, and downright distortion, especially if the person is a conservative or Republican. A story at Politico by Donovan Slack […]

The Speech No One Heard

March 7, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ On Tuesday, March 5, Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, offered some remarks on the Senate floor that were largely, if not completely, ignored by the mainstream media. They were a stark warning about a dysfunctional government led by a President who is already in full campaign mode for the 2014 midterm […]

Running the USA into the Ground

December 22, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba I needed a mattress cover so I went over to the local dollar store today and discovered they have them in every size but twin. I returned home. I went online to Bed, Bath and beyond. With a few keystrokes I not only had the exact item I wanted, I also received […]

President’s Debt Ceiling Agreement A Raw Deal for National Security

August 2, 2011 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D. This week, President Obama celebrates both a birthday and (maybe) a budget deal. The second looks to hardly to be a cause for celebration. Obama has worked hard to ensure a deal that leaves open the prospects for deep defense cuts. As the debate has progressed, the President’s antipathy toward national […]

The Fog of Numbers

April 5, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba There are several reasons why Rep. Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans in Congress want to cut four trillion dollars from the 2012 budget. Here are just four of them: • The 1994-1996 Social Security Advisory Council • The 1995 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. • The 1999 National Bipartisan […]

Obama, the Great Bloviator

January 8, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba If Ronald Reagan was the “great communicator”, then surely Barack Obama is the Great Bloviator. We have reached the unhappy point in his first term when virtually everything he said to get elected and everything he’s said since being elected is either a lie or of such dubious merit as to be […]

A Fannie And Freddie For Food?

June 12, 2010 by

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By Conn Carroll Paul Krugman will forever deny Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s role in the housing bubble, but there is a reason Americans are now more skeptical of Washington than ever. But the Obama administration does not care what Americans think. Instead they want to do for food what Fannie and Freddie did for […]

Kill Obamacare Now!

February 25, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba Should the Republicans meet with President Obama to discuss their proposals for the reform of healthcare legislation? No! As with everything else involved with Obama, the meeting on Thursday is pure political theatre. It has nothing whatever to do with compromise or changes in his proposed healthcare reform. The Republicans should not […]

Cuts In Border Security In Proposed Budget

February 5, 2010 by

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By Jim Kouri CPP While telling the American people that national security is a priority for the administration, the White House submitted a 2011 budget proposal that includes cuts to U.S. border security. The proposed budget cuts include a reduction in Border Patrol agents and a cut in the amount of money allocated for the […]

Defense Spending, Health Care, And More Political Comment

February 3, 2010 by

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The Patriot Post Chronicle The Foundation “The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” –Alexander Hamilton Editorial Exegesis “Last week the Russian air force celebrated the maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50, Moscow’s version of the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. We have shut down the […]

The National Madhouse

February 3, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba If you think that you are going mad, based on the statements out of the White House and Congress, let me assure you that you are sane, but those in charge of governing the nation appear to have lost their wits. The Democrat’s third-ranking House leader, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), during an […]

Obama’s Spending And “Saving”

February 3, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba Alan Caruba writes a daily post at Warning Signs. A business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center. Read more thought provoking articles at Warning Signs

State Of The Union And More Political Comment

February 1, 2010 by

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Monday Brief from The Patriot Post The Foundation “Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” –Benjamin Franklin Opinion in Brief “The Constitution requires that the president ‘from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.’ But it doesn’t mandate the modern pageant […]

Obama Proposes Huge Hike In War Spending, Will Media Revolt?

February 1, 2010 by

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By Noel Sheppard Less than two months after receiving a Nobel Peace Prize, the President is proposing a huge increase in war spending. Despite his campaign pledges to the contrary, Obama’s new budget calls for expenditures associated with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to increase to levels only ten percent below the average of […]

The Devil In The Details

May 14, 2009 by

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By Nancy Morgan The change Obama has promised, and the American people have voted for, is here. And its not pretty. Defying history, reality and common sense, Obama’s $3.5 trillion budget resolution passed by Congress earlier this month signals a dramatic shift in the priorities and scope of the federal government. Not that most Americans […]

100 Days Of Devastatingly Swift Success

May 1, 2009 by

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Newt Gingrich. To mark President Obama’s 100th day in office, I’m going to say something you might find unexpected, even shocking: President Obama’s first 100 days have been spectacularly successful. President Obama is the strongest domestic Democratic President since Lyndon Johnson. His ability to get Democrats in Congress to give him things that undermine their […]

Is Racism The TEA Party Concern – Or An Awakened Electorate?

April 22, 2009 by

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David Webb. The comedienne, Janeane Garofalo, recently referred to Tea Party-goers as a “bunch of teabagging rednecks,” adding “this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.” Such sweeping condemnation is not only fantastic but of course untrue, demonstrating that when it comes to playing the race card, […]

The Shut Up And Swallow Congress

April 2, 2009 by

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Michelle Malkin. Deliberation in Washington is dead. We don’t have legislators. We have lemmings. We don’t have debates. We have high-speed hysteria sessions. After ramming through stimulus legislation that no one read and bailout bills that no one understood, Congress is now poised to stuff down taxpayers’ throats a deficit-exploding $3.5 trillion budget that enshrines […]

Exactly Wrong On The Economy

March 10, 2009 by

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Newt Gingrich I’m beginning this week by doing something I don’t usually do: thanking the New York Times. Last week, this was the Times headline over a story about President Obama’s budget: “A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas” And so I want to thank the New York Times for portraying the Obama budget for […]

Sardine In A Tank Of Sharks

March 1, 2009 by

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BARACK OBAMA SURROUNDING HIMSELF WITH SPIVS AND CHANCERS Andrew Bolt TonyfromOz prefaces ….. Today we post a full column from Andrew instead of just one of his usual shorter blog entries. It’s a fairly long piece, but well worth the read. For the sake of comparison, think back to before his election, and how some […]