Dec
13

Santorum Talks 2016, Jobs, Immigration And Wall Street

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Rick Santorum says I was standing on something that allowed me to win 11 states, tie two states in delegates out of the 30 states I competed in when I was being outspent four, five, six to one. This message must have some resonance.The Daily Caller sat down for an interview with Sen. Rick Santorum, the man who ran close behind Gov. Mitt Romney in the GOP’s 2012 nomination.

Santorum is preparing for another run, and he’s practicing his pitch to middle-income voters, diplomatically calling for a “pause” in the flow of immigrant workers, keeping his distance from the GOP’s financial backers on Wall Street, and running a movie studio, EchoLight Studios.

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Dec
12

Cromnibus Was Obama Gift To Boehner, But Split Democrats
By: E.J. Dionne Jr

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Obama and Boehner have become best buds in DCHow often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner’s rescue even when Republican leaders aren’t willing to give much in return?

And does the president want to preside over a split in his party?

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Dec
11

Advice on that $1 trillion spending bill: ‘If you fund it, you own it’
by Jennifer Harper

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American Enterprise Institute president Arthur BrooksThe giant $1.8 trillion omnibus spending bill now stretched out like a walrus in the halls of Congress has spawned mixed reviews. Some observers say the 1,603-page legislation is a marvelous creature — ample evidence that Republicans and Democrats can play nice and do something good together. Others see the bill as a dangerous beast making threatening noises and waving its 100 or so policy riders at onlookers — like that potential funding for President Obama’s amnesty plans, for instance.

The bill is a “sneak attack,” according to CNBC, while Heritage Action frames it as a “blank check for amnesty.” The activists at Common Cause describe the legislation as “a toxic cocktail of giveaways,” the learned wonks of the Committee for a Responsible Budget cite “budgetary gimmicks,” while the ever-vigilant Tea Party Patriots dismiss the bill as an “all powerful, unaccountable American nightmare.”

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Dec
8

Boehner’s Budget Cram-Down Imposes Risks On GOP Reps
By: Neil Munro

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Boehner has held the budget bill secret until the last days before much of the federal government shuts down for lack of cash on Dec. 12.House Speaker John Boehner is releasing the huge, $1 trillion 2015 government budget on Monday, only three days before the vote on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

That delay jams GOP legislators, who won’t be able to identify or oppose many of the unpopular spending programs that are likely buried deep inside the complex budget, which was drafted by GOP and Democratic members of the appropriations committees.

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Dec
31

The Trillion-Plus Heist

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obamacare_front_bigGovernment produces nothing. It creates no wealth. Yet the District of Columbia is ranked as the richest area in the nation.

Politicians and bureaucrats shriek that business people are “greedy.” But facts show differently. Imagine voting yourself a raise and millions of dollars in allowances. Imagine 5-figure bonuses. Lifetime pensions to which you contribute only 1.3%. Imagine opening 3 or 4 offices around the state for which you pay not a dime.

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Nov
15

Obama’s choice for Fed chair: Hurting savers is good policy

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Janet YellenDuring her confirmation hearing Thursday, Janet Yellen, President Obama’s nominee to become chairman of the Federal Reserve, said she will pursue policies that hurt people who try to build up wealth, claiming that impoverishing savers serves the collective good of society.

 

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