Category: Federal Budget

In The News… 2.23.16

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Daily Signal, National debt per household projected at nearly $200K in 2026 (and how we can change it) Bernie’s tax plan would “hinder” economic growth, Economics 21  National Review on Trump’s life and campaign of deception

The Hill: A conservative budget is aspirational

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A conservative budget is aspirational By David McIntosh and Michael Needham The elevation of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to Speaker offered hope that Republicans in Congress will be able to overcome internecine warfare, put forward an aspirational agenda and once again refocus on reducing government spending. Though they’ve held the majority for five years, congressional Republicans […]

In The News… 2.10.16

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Daily Signal, What Obama got wrong in his budget (it’s a long list) Forbes, Why so many historians agree with Cruz on the gold standard McCarter calls out Shimkus for not being conservative enough, WSIL Ron Johnson on Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget, We Are Green Bay

What you need to know about the Omnibus bill (2015)

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In October, Congress agreed to suspend the debt limit by more than a trillion dollars and increase federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years, smashing the spending caps set in 2011 by the Budget Control Act. But that was just the beginning. What Congress did in October was to draw a blueprint […]

Club for Growth, Heritage Action Oppose Debt and Budget Deal

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Washington – Late Monday night, the House Rules Committee released text of a massive deal that would  increase the debt ceiling by at least $1.5 trillion and increase spending by at least $80 billion over the next two years in exchange for promises of spending reductions in the last few years of the ten-year budget window. The zombie budget deal […]

Coalition Urges Congress to Keep BCA Spending limits in Place – Club for Growth signs on!

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September 16, 2015 Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of our organizations and the millions of members we represent, we urge you to ensure that any legislation providing discretionary funding for Fiscal Year 2016 adhere to the discretionary spending levels set forth by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA). Congress passed the BCA with […]

More on Ebola…

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In a follow-up from the last blog post, here’s this news item about what the private sector is doing about Ebola. Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. The health care products maker said Wednesday that […]

Is More Money Needed for Ebola?

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There’s two sides to every coin.  On one side ($): “The CDC and NIH clearly do not have the resources they need,” said Rosa DeLauro, ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, said in a statement to CQ Roll Call. “Congress should immediately come back to Washington and […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Senate TRIA Bill (S. 2244)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” ON SENATE TRIA BILL (S. 2244) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (S. 2244) sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer. A vote is expected later today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard. This program was […]

Big Government and Income Inequality

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Economist David Malpass offers a good rebuttal to Democrats who are trying (yet again) to exploit income inequality this election year: Conservatives need to champion economic growth as Reagan did, but they also need to make a more forceful connection between the government’s centralization of power and income inequality.