federal spending

‘After us the flood’

Rep. Tom McClintock, Washington Times

The RSC budget gores every sacred cow in the federal government, and partisans of the status quo will howl in protest. But we are running out of time and running out of options. Those same voices have placed us on a collision course with bankruptcy, and countries that bankrupt themselves aren’t around very long. Every expert who has appeared before the House Budget Committee has agreed that on our current trajectory, it is only a matter of time until a sovereign debt crisis brings down our country. And time is not our friend.

‘Penny Plan’ Revived: Will Congress Focus on Out-of-Control Spending?

Romina Boccia, CNS News

More lawmakers should look the facts in the eye. There is no silver bullet that will help lawmakers avoid specific and decisive action to structurally reform the key drivers of federal spending growth. The longer lawmakers wait, the tougher reform will be as spending is growing at a rapid pace, and achieving balance is becoming more difficult every year. Proposals like the penny plan make that inevitably clear.

Is Senator Rand Paul Right About Afghanistan?

“I think the Afghan war is long past its mission. I think we killed and captured and disrupted the people who attacked us on 9/11 long ago. And I think now it's a nation building exercise... I think after 15 years and a trillion dollars that it's time for them to take over their country.” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

Capitol Hill GOP Spending Like Obama Is Still President

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that the Freedom Caucus is right: We support funding our troops, however, growing the size of government by 13 percent is not what the voters sent Republicans to Congress to do.

House GOP Establishment Didn’t Get The Message Of John Mica’s Defeat

Special interest earmarks are nothing less than a legal bribe to get Members of Congress to vote for bad policy and more spending. The defeat of John Mica conclusively rebuts the argument that they are good politics.

New Poll: Conservatives Want Ryan Removed Following Budget Betrayal

Conservatives see the “compromise” spending bill crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan as a surrender to President Obama, according to a new poll conducted by FedUp PAC.  A huge majority wants the House to “remove Ryan and install a speaker who will fight Obama down the line.” Please watch our free "message from the grassroots" video and then forward it to your friends to let the Republican establishment know what you think about their complete surrender to Obama.

Obama: Fed. Gov't Not Big Enough; Up Budget by 7%

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Apparently, half a trillion dollar deficit isn't a problem. Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with R's in '11 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget.

Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

Matthew Vadum, American Thinker

What really infuriates namby-pamby GOP senators is that Cruz forced them to take a public stand on the O's unilateral amnesty. They know that the GOP base is mad as hell over the amnesty, and they don't feel the need to answer to mere hoi polloi. 

Ted Cruz Blasts DC as 'Corrupt'

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Sen. Ted Cruz blasted both political parties for quickly passing a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill that didn’t address GOP objections to Obama’s immigration move, and didn’t give anyone enough time to understand what was in the bill.

TEAParty Ready to Primary GOP Who Backed Obama-Boehner CRomnibus

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Remembering which GOP Reps voted for the bill in '16 is exactly what conservative icon Richard Viguerie had in mind when he tweeted: "target list for '16 Repub. primaries found in this roll call YES vote = Primary challenge." TP activists already appear up to undertaking the challenge.

The GOP: For Wall Street, Not Main Street

Erick Erickson, Red State

16 R's voted against the rule on the CROmnibus. GOP leaders headed to the edge of the shutdown cliff, willing to shut down the gov't for a Wall St. bailout, but unwilling to do so to stop O’s amnesty plan.

Will You Fire The First Shot In The Battle To Govern America According To Conservative Principles?

Please send this letter, or your iteration of it, to the editor of your local newspaper to help begin the process of recruiting a primary opponent for any Republican who betrayed conservative principles and voted for the "CRomnibus."

Part Two: RINOS Feed the PIG after 2014 Electoral Harvest

In Part Two of a three-part series themed on George Orwell’s Animal Farm a Northern Virginia Tea Party patriot argues that all the senior RINOs in leadership now, are as culpable as Obama in destroying Constitutional governance. And it is WE the People, not the Republican Party, that have been retaking political ground with the intent to stop this and restore our Republic.

Rand Paul: I Won’t Vote For a Spending Bill That Funds Amnesty

Senator Rand Paul has announced he will be voting against the establishment Republican House leadership’s spending plan, this "abomination" of a bill as he called it, and is urging all Republicans to oppose it.

Memo To House Republicans: If You Fund It You Own It

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Those allegedly conservative Republicans who vote for the “CRomnibus” will own not just Obama's unconstitutional amnesty, they will also own a host of Obama's other destructive policies. I urge CHQ readers to pick-up the phone (the toll free number is 1- 866-220-0044) and call Congress to demand your Representative and Senators vote “NO” on the CR – Omnibus spending plan.

RNC: $18 Trillion Debt 'Sad Milestone For America'

Wynton Hall, Breitbart

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is blasting President Barack Obama over the fact that U.S. debt has soared past $18 trillion. 

Spending, the Deficit, the Debt and Treason

With their near-treasonous level of spending Democrats and Republicans in Congress have created an economic crisis that is about to overwhelm the most productive economy in the world and wreak havoc on America for generations to come.

Beware Of A Rogue President And A Lame Duck Congress

Even though the GOP is getting control of both the House and the Senate in January, this "lame duck" session could wreak a great deal of destruction on our country. Conservatives must demand that Capitol Hill Republicans mount a last ditch defense against Obama's unconstitutional amnesty, liberal appointees and spending from now through the swearing-in of the new Congress. 

Mike Lee’s Plan To Fix Congress

Sen. Mike Lee, The Federalist

Lee offers 5 steps to restore trust, transparency, and empowerment. "Repubs. should make it part of the job description of ‘chairman’ that each committee, and ideally, each subcommittee, propose at least one major, fundamental, long-term policy overhaul each year."

7 Scariest Uses of Your Tax Dollars in '14

Ben Howe, Daily Signal

“Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects,” the Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said when releasing the Wastebook.