John Hendrickson: Priority-based budgeting along with prudent tax reform will create an opportunity for Iowa’s economy to grow and keep vital government functions funded.
President Donald Trump’s first budget eliminates several independent agencies, cuts most department discretionary funding and increases defense spending.
Steven Holt: Several bills are also advancing to make Iowa government smaller and smarter, with the goal of bringing greater economic opportunity and liberty for Iowans.
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum in an exclusive interview with Caffeinated Thoughts discusses his new tax plan and his focus on the American worker.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) appealed to voters in Waukee, IA that Iowans need to send a candidate with experience to the White House.
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says he is running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race for his family, their future, and the future of the country.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Chair of the House Budget Committee, unveiled the House Republicans FY 2014 Budget Proposal.
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 […]
The Des Moines Register’s vision for the Iowa Legislature in 2013 is full of tax hikes and spending increases. We should be doing the exact opposite.
Former GOP presidential candidate & Patriot Voices Chair Rick Santorum called on Congress to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to address fiscal challenges.
Whatever deal Congress and President Obama makes in order to go off the fiscal cliff in the short term we are still in deep, deep financial trouble.
Congressman Tom Latham in a recent interview with Caffeinated Thoughts editor, Shane Vander Hart, said if reelected his first priorty would be to address jobs, the economy and our national debt.
Late last week Senator Rick Santorum’s campaign released his “Made In America” plan to revitalize the American economy through empowering families and building economic freedom. Prior to this his economic plan primarily focused on the manufacturing sector. This plan includes manufacturing, but is considerably broader and goes into more specific taxes and plans. Over the […]
Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) being a late entry in the presidential race was excluded from the debate last night. He did make it down to the spin room where I was able to ask him a couple of questions about Iran, job growth and education. You can watch below: I also participated in a phone […]
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty spoke to a crowd of approximately 175 during the lunch hour at the Iowa Historical Museum. This was his first public appearance after announcing his formal candidacy online last night. He said Iowans deserve to hear the truth, and that President Barack Obama has not been telling Americans the truth […]
By State Senator Paul McKinley To use a baseball analogy, the 2011 legislative session (or stalemate!) has entered into “extra innings” and depending on your perspective, either the batters keep striking out or the pitchers are just too crafty. As Monday begins week 18, the end, unfortunately, still looks to be out of reach. Why? […]