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Budget update

Last night the House of Representatives passed the version of the Republican budget containing the highest level of "defense" spending. The roll-call vote is here. I  also have to correct an error in my blog post on the budget form yesterday. [...]

Government rings in the new year with $100 billion in new debt

While most Americans were ringing in the New Year with Champagne and Black Eyed Peas, the federal government was ringing it in by increasing the national debt by nearly $100 billion.  That's right, the government added $98 billion to the [...]

Cromnibus abides by budget caps but still increases spending

No, that is not a misprint... Last night, the House passed the "Cromnibus" spending bill, which mysteriously grew to 1,774 pages after 171 pages were added in the Rules Committee. The bill will be voted on in the Senate this weekend, following [...]

US Taxpayers paying Social Security to Nazis

Remember this the next time Nancy Pelosi says, “The cupboard is bare. There is nothing left to cut.” Suspected Nazi war criminals are receiving Social Security benefits, funded by US Taxpayers. From The BBC: The US government has paid [...]

Your tax dollars at work

The other day, I blogged about how many in the GOP are abandoning tax cuts in favor of tax "reform," which rearranges, but doses not reduce, the tax burden imposed on the American people. I pointed out that the reason for this new position in [...]

God save the Queen (of the Hill)?

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. As is custom, there will be a series of votes on various substitute budgets, including substitutes offered by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, [...]

How much does the US Government spend on Defense?

The official defense budget is 503.8 billion, but that is not the total the US Government spends on defense. Hidden thought out the federal budget are other items that should be classified as defense spending. So how much does the US spend [...]

Your deadbeat Uncle Sam...

Ever have a friend or family member who is constantly in debt and whose idea of fiscal responsibility is to get an increase in their credit card limit in order to pay off their debts? Well, we all have such a relative... our Uncle Sam. Since [...]

More proof that government is out of control and dangerous

Next time some statist tries to tell you that our deficits are because the government is just not taxing us enough, remind them that federal tax revenues are at historic highs and are projected to increase. Despite the new revenue, government [...]

Government propaganda: Coming soon to a TV near you

Good news. Starting this week, the American people will at last be able to see programs produced by the federally-funded Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). You see, for years the BBG, which operates outlets such as the Voice of America, Radio [...]