Federal deficit

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    House Tax Proposal Deals More With Revenge Than Revenue

    Editors at National Review Online critique the latest tax proposal from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues. House Democrats have put forward a worst-of-both-worlds tax proposal: punishing enough to do real damage to the U.S. economy and individual households, but not nearly enough to pay…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    Democrats Want Big-Time Spending While Skipping Out on the Bill

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online reminds us that Democrats can’t stomach paying for their ambitious plans. The House Ways and Means Committee released an outline of tax proposals to offset President Biden’s jaw-dropping spending plans, and it’s the expected assortment of tax increases on business and the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    Democrats on Capitol Hill Face Internal Battle Over Spending

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner predicts a tough September for congressional Democrats. House and Senate Democrats will have to resolve a bitter internal battle over spending in order to pass the two-part social welfare and infrastructure spending measure that lawmakers hope will become the party’s signature achievement…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
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    Fiscal Disaster Looms for Social Security, Medicare

    Philip Klein of National Review Online delivers an important warning. In a week when Americans were distracted by the calamity in Afghanistan, landfall of the powerful Hurricane Ida, and the ongoing Delta surge, one could be forgiven for missing news on another looming disaster. But on Tuesday, we…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2021
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    $1.1 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Bill Tees Up $3.5 Trillion Spending Spree

    The infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684), passed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support on August 10, expands government power, puts America into more debt and sets the stage for a dangerous $3.5 trillion spending spree.  The $3.5 trillion plan passed the Senate the next day, on August 11, though this time on…
    Paige Terryberry, August 23, 2021
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    Biden Blowout Beginning, Says National Review Editor

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about the president’s spending spree. A trillion dollars used to be a lot of money, even in Washington. Now, a trillion-dollar spending bill is a trifle barely worth arguing over and the stuff of bipartisan consensus. Oscar Wilde famously said that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    Democrats’ Spending Bill Even Larger than the Advertised $3.5 Trillion

    Editors at the Washington Examiner call foul on those who peg congressional Democrats’ spending proposal at $3.5 trillion. Two centrist sources, one of them explicitly Democratic, provided further reasons why Congress should reject the Democratic Party’s massive $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” spending bill. The best new reason to oppose…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2021
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    “He is no longer on the fringe of the party. He is mainstream”

    The next time you’re mocked for raising the alarm about how far left the Democratic Party has moved since Barack Obama led the party, remind your critics of this scary headline about Sen. Bernie Sanders and his role in today’s Democratic Party: No, it’s not a conservative analyst…
    Donna Martinez, July 19, 2021