U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) forced the U.S. Senate to go on the record on balancing the federal budget with a vote on his “Penny Plan” balanced budget bill. U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 18 other Republican Senators voted with Paul in favor of his plan that was defeated 76 to 21.
Jack Whitver: Passing a constitutional amendment to place the 99 percent expenditure limitation into the state constitution is advantageous for Iowa.
I have had the honor of representing Ankeny in the State Senate for the past 3 years. I decided to run for the Senate because when I looked at our government, I was concerned. I saw three deficits: a budget deficit, a trust deficit and a leadership deficit. A lot of the problems with our […]
Recently I wrote a post about David Frum and criticized him for his view on the deficit. Frum argued that the deficit is not an urgent issue, but rather something we can deal with when we want to, when we happen to feel for it, sometime a few years from now or so. A member of another […]