Is the CBO really so infallible?
Almost alone in the public’s appraisal of the government, the Congressional Budget Office emerged from the health care debate as a symbol of nonpartisan truth-telling. Who, asked the media, would doubt the Non-Partisan, Objective CBO? If the CBO claims that the Democrats’ plan will reduce the deficit, who are we [...]
fiat [ˈfaɪət -æt], n., a legally binding command or decision; an arbitrary order or decree
A very dangerous act is being attempted by the Left to secure their rule over the American people and transform the legislative process from a Constitutional Republic to a government by fiat. Today on Fox News Sunday, Democratic leader Rep. Chris [...]
Congressional Representative Michele Bachmann’s appearance on CNN’s Larry King live a few days ago has sent the Denver Examiner’s Keith Vance, not to mention the Obama White House, into a state close to hysteria. Vance is calling Bachmann a liar and accusing her of being part of the conservative smear machine – because she matter-of-factly called for [...]
Following Evan Bayh’s (D-IN) abrupt retirement, comedian Bill Maher appeared on Anderson Cooper 360° to discuss Congressional inertia. His first response to the moderate Democrat’s departure?
He wasn’t working. He’s the problem with Congress.
Maher immediately admonished Cooper for referring to Bayh as a “centrist” when, in fact, there’s a perfectly good ad hominem to hurl. “He’s [...]
The attempted Christmas Day destruction over Detroit of Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is fading from public memory as a fortunate near-miss. This incident should not fade from view. As more information emerges, the picture it paints about the antiterror mindset of the current U.S. government is—there is no other word—scary. Last week [...]
Congressional experts pegged the 2010 U.S. budget deficit at $1.35 trillion, a slight improvement from the $1.38 trillion estimate in August, but the overall picture of the government’s finances remains bleak, according to the annual report released Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office said the government will run an aggregate deficit of almost $6 trillion during [...]
Democrats are still sounding resolute, but are bracing for the worst if a special election in Massachusetts puts a Republican in the Senate and the health insurance bill in peril. Congressional Democrats are meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, but the acrimony is starting to reveal itself as Democrats speak more and more [...]
Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid’s career – Mike Allen and Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com
Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counterattack designed to help save Harry Reid’s political career. First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs [...]