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Rep. Langworthy on the debt default deal
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law … shall not be questioned.–Fourteenth Amendment The Fiscal Responsibility Act is a historic deal for American taxpayers that will get our country back on the path to … Continue reading
Posted in Congress, Economics, Political, Uncategorized Tagged debt, Default, President Biden, Rep. Langworthy, Robert Reich 2 Comments
The Far Right Case for Default
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law … shall not be questioned.–Fourteenth Amendment In an opinion article in The New York Times, Michael W. McConnell, a senior fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution, argues … Continue reading
Posted in Congress, Constitution, Political, President, Uncategorized Tagged debt ceiling, Default, Hoover Inst., Michael W. McConnell 6 Comments
Is the Debt Limit Constitutional?
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.–Fourteenth Amendment (Section 4) The debt ceiling crisis … Continue reading
First 100 Days
He’s (McCarthy) performed better than I thought he would.–Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) McCarthy will always have little wiggle room. He will have to walk a tightrope.–Jeffery A. Jenkins, Professor of Public Policy at USC Lisa Mascaro, writing for the Associated … Continue reading
Posted in Congress, Economics, Political, Uncategorized Tagged First 100 days, Hastert Rule, John Nance Garner, Kevin McCarthy, Lisa Mascaro Leave a comment
Do we crave circuses?
The government you elect is the government you deserve.— Thomas Jefferson Do we want no more than circuses from our government? It seems so. Why else would we elect clowns as our representatives–you know who some of them are. Why do we tolerate political … Continue reading
Posted in Congress, Economics, Political, Taxes, Uncategorized Tagged Amo Houghton, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, debt ceiling, Thomas Jefferson Leave a comment
Even George Santos can be a member of Congress
Even George Santos can be a member of Congress, as long as his vote is needed. Those who want others to pull themselves up by their bootstraps generally ain’t poor. No one is above the law, unless it be an … Continue reading
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Executive Orders by President President Term Total Orders Avg/year Years in office Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) Total 3,721 307 12.12 Harry S. Truman (D) Total 907 117 7.78 I 504 133 3.78 II 403 101 4.00 Dwight D. … Continue reading
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Speaker McCarthy has a problem
On February 26th, the House considered two relatively inconsequential measures: H. Res. 132 — “Responding to the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on February 6, 2023” and H.R. 538 — “To require the disclosure of a camera or recording capability in certain … Continue reading
Posted in Congress, Environmental, Political, Uncategorized Tagged Rep. Langworthy, Rep. Tenney, Speaker McCarthy 1 Comment
That’s not Conservative
Politicians often claim to be conservative, as if conservative were always better. However, their views often aren’t conservative at all: Conservative views sometimes make sense, often not. Running for office as a Republican doesn’t make one conservative; don’t be fooled.
Posted in Congress, Political, Uncategorized Tagged Conservative 2 Comments