Category: Government Spending

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 […]

Club for Growth: Don’t Bail Out Highway Fund With Phony Offset

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 Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “There’s simply no reason to keep kicking the can down the road.”   Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement on plans by House GOP leaders to offset a bailout of the Highway Trust Fund by counting savings from a “not as large bailout” of the United States Postal […]

Flake Rails Against Earmarks

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House Violates the Hastert Rule…Again.

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House Republican leaders, ignoring a majority of its members yet again, went ahead and passed the Electrify Africa Act, which included the reauthorization of OPIC, the lesser known cousin of the Ex-Im Bank.   Even though it passed, Republicans opposed it 106-116.   Hastert Rule violation!

Who’s Lost Credibility Now?

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In the National Review today, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola takes house GOP leadership to task for abandoning all pretense of principle on the heels of their decision to put a "clean" debt limit increase on the floor: Let’s review: The Republicans voted for the sequester. Then they spent two years talking about how they didn’t […]

Senator Mike Lee: The Farm Bill vs. America

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The Great Food Stamp Binge

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Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) tries to “Shear” Spending in the Farm Bill

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Jay Leno’s View on Big Sugar

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From Jay Leno: “I saw this in the paper today, the Department of Agriculture wants to use our tax money to buy 400,000 tons of sugar to limit supply and boost prices so sugar producers can pay back government loans that they could default on. You follow me here on this? We loaned them money […]

12 Step Program for Spendaholics

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Club member Bill King from Pennsylvania sent us the following 12-step program for Spendaholics.  Politicians in Congress should admit they have a problem! Admit to yourself and to your constituents that you have been addicted to spending. Admit to yourself and to your constituents that Spendaholism is a major cause of our budget  deficits and national debt. […]