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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SCTPC Convention Update
"We The People"

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Tune In To Tim McGinnisIf you live in the 7th District, please tune in to “Carolina This Week” on WPDE this Sunday morning at 11:00am. I will be speaking with Tim McGinnis about our convention and other items that are important to us. I hope you find this interview lively and informative. For those outside the district that cannot receive this channel, we will have a YouTube video posted here by midweek.

The interest in our 2014 convention has been tremendous and we are thrilled that so many of you, from South Carolina and at least a dozen other states will be attending. We have a fabulous line-up of speakers to keep you informed and up to date on dozens of critical issues.

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