federal spending

Grading Our Governors: A Report Card on Reopening States' Economies

Our friends at FreedomWorks and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity yesterday announced the publication of their new report, Grading Our Governors: A Report Card on Reopening States' Economies. It will come as no surprise that only one Democrat governor earned an "A".  If your Governor did not earned an “A” or a “B” call him or her to demand that the economy of your state be reopened.

Civil Disobedience Against Unconstitutional Lockdowns Spreading

Business owners and citizens wishing to exercise their constitutional rights have begun to actively defy the arbitrary and capricious lockdown orders imposed mostly by Democrat governors, city and county officials. Some, such as Maine restauranteur Rick Savage, have been quickly slammed with suspension of their state licenses and other political retaliation. Others, such as California fitness center owner Sean Covell, are readying legal challenges should the state attempt to continue to enforce its unconstitutional orders.

How Democrats Ignored Science To Kill Thousands Of Senior Citizens

New York, California, New Jersey and other liberal states instituted rules that forced nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients. The next time Democrats claim to be “the Party of science” we hope someone asks them if they believe in the germ theory of disease and if so, why their leading governors sent thousands of coronavirus-infected people to spread those germs to elderly nursing home patients, killing more than 10,000 of them.

Trump Should Not Let Red China Keep Laughing At Us

Our friend Frank Gaffney has proposed a proven avenue by which President Trump can block another Red Chinese raid on American capital markets.  We urge CHQ readers to call the White House (202-456-1111) to tell President Trump it's time to invoke the International Economic Emergency Powers Act to prohibit US military and US government civilian retirement funds from being invested in Communist China by Blackrock’s Larry Fink.

Join Conservative Leaders Opposing Larry Fink’s $7 Trillion Plan To Push Corporate America Even Further Left

79 conservative leaders have posted an open letter to BlackRock, Inc. CEO Larry Fink, opposing his plan to leverage BlackRock's $7 trillion portfolio to promote Leftwing causes that are entirely unmoored from the interests of corporate shareholders. You can add your name to the list of those opposed to putting the interests of Red China and Leftwing social engineering ahead of shareholder value by going to LarryFink.com and signing the letter.

Meet Your New Master: Blackrock’s Larry Fink

We urge every CHQ reader and friend to review Frank Gaffney’s article “Year Of The Rat Fink – Investment Firms Selling Out America” and then call your Representative and Senators. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), make that call to demand that Congress prohibit US military and US government civilian retirement funds from being invested in Communist China by Blackrock’s Larry Fink.

Mr. Coburn Went to Washington and Left a Remarkable Example

John Fund, National Review

When asked why he opposed so much of what went on in Washington, Coburn's answer was both thoughtful and succinct: "Power is like morphine. It dulls the senses, impairs judgment, and leads politicians to make choices that damage their own character and the machinery of democracy." The best way to honor Tom Coburn’s career and his memory would be to remind ourselves that when people like him do get elected to Congress, they deserve full-throated support. Many people grow up thinking that someone like the brave senator that Jimmy Stewart played in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington never existed. Tom Coburn was living proof that such people do serve in public office.

Mortgaging America's future for the sake of economic relief from coronavirus pandemic

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.” Great civilizations: “From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back into bondage.”

Please Mr. President Not Another Infrastructure Spending Bill

What’s needed now is not a new gravy train for unions, Democrat state and local governments and the various potential beneficiaries of government largess who are already deploying their lobbyists to Capitol Hill. What is needed is a plan to get Americans back to the jobs they had and the businesses they ran before these government-imposed lockdowns upended their lives.

Conservatives Applaud President Trump’s Proposed Spending Cuts

In their latest Memo the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project applaud President Trump's budget and urge him to prioritize cutting the trillion-dollar deficit in 2020. Conservatives vehemently opposed the reckless spending bill in 2019 that blew past budget caps. When Congress writes the spending bills later this year, it should follow President Trump’s lead and make significant spending cuts so that a fiscal crisis is averted.

Conservative Leaders To McConnell: ‘a CR into December would be an error’

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call or email their Senators (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 or email through this link). Tell your Senators that you will no longer countenance trillion-dollar deficits and that your vote in the 2020 election depends on their vote against more spending and for fiscal responsibility.

CAP Memo: Conservatives Do Not Support Another Short-Term, Budget-Busting Spending Bill

Over 100 leaders of conservative organizations have put their names to a Conservative Action Project Memo to the Movement stating that conservatives reject attempts by Congress to pass yet another bloated, pork-filled spending bill.

Governing By Spending Crisis

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044), tell your Representative and Senators that you will no longer countenance trillion-dollar deficits and that your vote in the 2020 election depends on their vote against more spending and for fiscal responsibility.

Liberals Don't 'Invest'; They Spend Other People's Money

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

Politicians like Sanders and Warren are now using the terms "invest" and "investment" the same way they have long used the terms "reproductive rights" and "reproductive freedom." They are euphemistic lies meant to cover up an ugly truth. When American politicians say they favor "reproductive rights" or "reproductive freedom," what they mean is they favor the legalized killing of an unborn child. When politicians like Sanders and Warren now say they want to make an "investment," what they mean is they want to take and spend someone else's money. More federal spending creates a bigger federal government with more people dependent on it.

'It's the spending, Stupid!'

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

The CBO numbers also tell us that while revenues are expected to rise gradually over time as a share of the national economy, the spending sprays of the Capitol Dome like Old Faithful. Spending rises from 21 percent of GDP to 23 percent of GDP over the next decade to about 26 percent of GDP over the two decades after that. Again, none of this even includes the added price tag for the tens of trillions of dollars in the Democratic presidential candidate playbook for Medicare for All, reparations, student loan forgiveness, free college, guaranteed income and the Green New Deal. We don’t have a revenue problem in Washington, we have a chronic overspending crisis.

Don’t Let the Swamp Win: President Trump & Congress Must Restrain Spending in Upcoming Budget Deal

As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate a deal on spending caps, 76 leaders of the conservative movement involved in the Conservative Action Project have released a memo urging all parties involved to restrain spending.

ICYMI: April’s Great Economic News

Not that we believe in or promote “conspiracy theories,” you know, like the one that the Trump campaign was spied upon by a corrupt Obama-era FBI and intelligence apparatus. But there is one conspiracy we are convinced exits, and that is that the establishment media refuses to report good economic news.

Billion-Dollar Binge Buying Is No Way to Budget

Sen. Joni Ernst and Adam Andrzejewski, Real Clear Politics

Billion-dollar binge buying is no way to budget, which is why I am introducing the End-of-Year Fiscal Responsibility Act. This bill would limit an agency’s spending in the last two months of the year to no more than the average it spent per month during the preceding 10 months.  This limit only applies to discretionary spending. Entitlement payments, like Social Security and Medicare, and national security-related expenditures would be exempt and unaffected. This bill won’t end all wasteful spending, but it will force agencies to put more thought into long-term planning and curtail the out-of-control impulsive spending.

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.