Category: Budget and Debt

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Why I’m Not Freaking Out About the Budget

  Congress is about to pass a budget. I call it a “Paul Ryan Special.” This budget lets the government spend money for four months. It expires in September. The budget is horrible. Republicans are spinning a few “wins” in the budget, but that’s a terrible argument. It’s like telling a terminal cancer patient, “but …

Budget and Debt

Reagan Gives Trump’s Budget TWO THUMBS UP!

President Donald Trump delivered his budget and a message for Congress. Since I’m lazy, I’ll quote Time magazine. First, the President’s message to Congress: “I urge the members of Congress to remember that last November the American people’s message was loud and clear. The mandate for change, expressed by the American people, was not my …

Budget and Debt

Two US House Members From Missouri Want to Protect Your Bank Deposits. You Can Help.

“Over my dead body.” That’s how Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) described her opposition to any attempts by the US government to seize retirement accounts or bank deposits. Here’s the full quote: “I am solidly behind this resolution and over my dead body will the USG ever raid our personal savings or retirement accts!!” Thank you, …

Budget and Debt

Here’s What Happens Now That Boehner’s “Plan B” Went Down In Flames

Now that Boehner’s “Plan B” strategy has blown up like a poisoned dog, here’s what Boehner will do. Remember this chart from last month? It shows strategic options from John Boehner’s point of view: Yesterday, Boehner tried to land about halfway between the top and bottom quadrant on the left, shown here Now that Plan …

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Don’t Expect Boehner To Play The Black Knight

The GOP didn’t really have a plan in place in case it lost. It certainly didn’t have a plan for getting snotclobbered. And if you try to spin Tuesday’s results as anything less than a good old-fashioned ass-kicking, you’re deluding yourself. Republicans Got Creamed I know Michelle Malkin found 20 things that went right on …