So the House GOP is already breaking that campaign pledge to cut $100 billion in “waste”: On Tuesday, aides to Mr. Ryan and Mr. Boehner blamed Democrats’ failure to pass the regular appropriations bills for fiscal year 2011 for forcing Republicans to reduce their goal to perhaps $50 billion to $60 billion.
How much do Republicans support our troops? Well, they don’t want to change this: Young, inexperienced, and often drawing their first paychecks, enlisted men and women are easy marks for sleazy car dealers, insurance scammers, predatory lenders, and identity thieves. So pervasive are the rip-offs—and so troubling the debt incurred by military personnel as a […]
I am unfamiliar with Stuart Rothenberg, but this rings true: By beating the conservative drum the way he does — demonizing conservatives who he says aren’t conservative enough, helping nominate candidates more interested in throwing grenades than in passing legislation and belittling compromise in a country built on political compromises — DeMint makes it easier […]
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review characterizes the remarks of House Minority Leader John Boehner thusly: “Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system.” But it’s not in his words, it’s in their words. The money quote linking the “need” for war to the “need” for Social Security cutbacks has […]