This week Senate Democrats announced they will draft a budget for the first time in nearly four years. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chairman of the Republican Conference, says the budget debate is the perfect time to address Washington’s spending addiction. Getting spending under control, he argues, is the best way to jump-start the economy and create jobs and opportunities for American families and workers.
With bipartisan passage of the No Budget, No Pay Act in the House, the American people continue to turn their attention toward the Democratic-controlled Senate and their nearly four-year failure to pass a budget.
"The National Students for Life of America Conference will equip anti-abortion activists with the training they will need to achieve our vision of abolishing abortion in our lifetime. Today, we declare that we are the pro-life generation; we've survived Roe while one third of our brothers and sisters did not. For those whom we have lost and for those coming after us, we WILL courageously abolish abortion in our lifetime." said Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America and author of the new book "Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime."
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” That’s why Congress should not raise the debt ceiling unless it includes immediate reforms today that put us on a sure path to balance, keep us in balance over time, provide for the common defense—and do not raise taxes.
Who was responsible for promoting the fraudulent narratives that al Qaeda is basically the only enemy we face and that it is, as President Obama repeatedly declared during the campaign, "on the path to defeat"? Does Mrs. Clinton agree with either of those statements, let alone both, in the face of abundant evidence that Islamists of various stripes are trying to destroy us (some of whom associate themselves publicly with al Qaeda, many of whom do not) and that such Islamists are at the moment in the process of taking over countries, in whole or in part?
For years, President Obama promised meaningful reform to entitlement programs, and for years, Washington refused to take any action. This weekend, with the majority of Americans hoping the president would lay out a clear path to reduce spending and get our deficits and debt under control, he barely paid lip service to those issues. Entitlement reform was notably absent and the idea of deficit reduction was “almost mocked.” Talk is cheap on our overspending problem, but now it appears to be not even worth mentioning.
"The...idea that if you just let people talk, it will be this pit of racist pandemonium...is sort of childish and it oversimplifies. But it is a great justification for having a lot of power over speech,"