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.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) on the Congressional budget process: “This ineffectiveness is not only bad governance – it is a threat to our national security. Our reliance on continuing resolutions has a devastating effect on our military.”
Quin Hillyer: Critics like Judicial Watch imply that it’s a legitimate question to ask why the National Mango Board, or others like it such as the National Honey Board, the National Peanut Board, and the National Popcorn Board, needs federal government support or oversight at all.
John Hendrickson: Coolidge regarded “a good budget as among the noblest monuments of virtue” and believed that the issue of taxation was also a moral issue.
Congressman David Young (R-IA): I remain committed to fighting for meaningful legislative solutions which effectively curb government spending and waste.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released a statement on President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget calling it “more of the same old tired ideas.”
We’ve all heard the stories by now: On March 1st, if the government doesn’t act to prevent it, the dreaded “sequestration” will happen. On March 2nd, babies will be thrown in the snow. Old people will die of spontaneous combustion. The rest of us be will be fighting over the odd can of dog food […]
Video proof that President Barack Obama needs to hire some new speechwriters. The Republican Party just released a new ad which highlights President Obama’s budget speech yesterday. In it they found he recycled the same scare tactics that he used in a similar speech last year. It’s uncanny that he even stumbled over the same […]
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 […]