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Friday, February 22, 2013

Sequester Armageddon? 

To hear the breathless media reports you would think that we are on the verge of an economic collapse, not because of our runaway debt but because of spending cuts ranging from $22 to $85 billion (the sequester) scheduled to be implemented on March 1st. The budget this year is $3.7 trillion, which is the same as $3,700 billion, and we are being told that not spending 1/43 (on the high end) of that $3,700 billion will destroy us! 

Rush Limbaugh was right yesterday when he said this about the crisis: 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

So Much For "Universal" Coverage 

Socialized medicine, with the promise of universal healthcare coverage, is the crown jewel of the left's big government agenda. In 2007, as he was preparing his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama told a union convention, "We can have universal health care by ů by the end of my first term." Obamacare did not achieve universal coverage by 2012. In fact, it is costing more and more people the coverage they currently have.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Foreign Policy Fiasco 

The fundamental transformation of America, economically and culturally, is obvious to most of you, and we are doing all that we can to fight back. But the damage to our foreign policy is not so obvious, and the mess that is being made will be very hard for the next president to clean up. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Obama Denounces His Own Idea 

We're just days away from the looming sequestration cuts, which politicians on both sides of the aisle claim they want to avoid. But rather than coming up with solutions, President Barack Obama delivered another stump speech today defending big government at a highly-staged White House event. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

You Did It 

You did it! Yesterday we asked for your help in stopping the confirmation of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Capitol Hill was inundated with calls and emails. When the vote was taken Democrats were two votes short of the 60 votes needed to end the filibuster. But this fight isn't over. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stop Hagel!

As I reported yesterday, there is a real chance to still stop the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel is anti-Israel and soft on Iran, and he would make it easy to decimate the budget of the Department of Defense. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

State Of The Union 

If you didn’t stay up for the State of the Union last night, I don’t blame you. It offered little in the way of innovative policy proposals or bipartisan aisle-crossing and instead focused on a recitation of Obama’s first term “accomplishments” and an unapologetic defense of Big Government. Only many of Obama’s claims were dubious at best. It would take twenty pages to examine all of Obama’s claims, so I’ll focus below on just a few. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What’s He Hiding?

The Senate Armed Services Committee was scheduled to vote today on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense. If his nomination is voted out of committee, some Senate Republicans are signaling that they are prepared to filibuster Hagel’s nomination, a move that would require that Hagel receive 60 votes in the Senate to be confirmed. Hagel may not have enough support in the Senate to beat a filibuster. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Neurosurgeon’s Speech

Ben Carson is a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who spoke before President Obama at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. In his speech, Carson denounced political correctness and pointed out that freedom of speech is one of our God-given rights and that political correctness tries to smother it. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

No Deal!

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, released a statement yesterday rejecting the so-called “modification” submitted by the Obama administration to the HHS contraceptive mandate.

The administration had proposed allowing more religious groups to opt out of having to directly pay for the employees’ contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. But it offered no exemptions for private businesses owned by committed Christians that don’t want to pay for them.