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News Briefing for Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Now’s the time to remember that old bumper sticker: ‘Don’t tell Obama what comes after a trillion’ (Quote by Jenny Beth Martin) ““The White House knows this budget is dead on arrival. This administration is more interested in dividing Americans and redistributing wealth than pursuing policies of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future.” (Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots.)” http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/2/inside-the-beltway-obamas-spending-plan-unpopular-/   Grassroots Conservatism — More Than The Tea Party (TPP mention) Get involved and ...

Good news: Florida legislature halts Medicaid expansion

Yesterday, in a piece entitled “Florida rejects Medicaid expansion, leaves 1 million uninsured,” the Wonk Blog’s Sarah Kliff reported that Florida’s legislature did what Governor Rick Scott would not – halt Medicaid expansion in the state: Scott wouldn’t be the one to “deny Floridians” a part of the health care law—but the Florida legislature had other plans. Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing a budget that does not include funding for a Medicaid expansion. Unless the Republican-controlled legislature comes back for a special session later this year—which some Democrats are calling for—Florida will not expand Medicaid in ...

Jonathan Alter: Democrats ignore Social Security & Medicare reform at America’s peril

In budget debate after debate, decade after decade, the overspending crowd has done a great job of convincing the American people that overhauling Social Security and/or Medicare is equivalent to betraying senior citizens. Some even go so far as to say seniors will be in poverty and, in one case, Grandma will be thrown off the cliff. Yet not all supporters of bigger government are letting ideology overcome fiscal reality. On Friday, former Newsweek columnist, editor and current Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter wrote a column highlighting what other government programs will be cannibalized if entitlement reform is ignored. While his thesis is ...

More perspective on the sequester

On Monday, Tea Party Patriots outlined three reasons Americans shouldn’t be concerned about the supposedly devastating effects of the sequestration on the nation. On Friday, Cato’s Michael Tanner did the same thing, in a five-part rebuttal to many of the Beltway talking points: The sequester imposes savage spending cuts Actually, the sequester doesn’t cut federal spending at all, or rather it cuts it only in the Washington sense of any reduction from projected baseline increases is a cut. In reality, even if the sequester goes through, the federal government will spend more every single year. In fact, in 2023 it will be spending $2.39 ...

America’s opportunity with the debt ceiling

On Friday, liberal Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent provided a very solid analysis on how the debt ceiling is likely to be a problem not for President Obama, but for the Republican Party. He concluded with the following: If Republicans are willing to force a choice between destroying the economy and gutting popular social programs, let them wallow in that winning message. If they’re willing to tank the economy to get what they want — after taking a shellacking in the election and proving so dysfunctional that they could not pass tax cuts for everyone but the ultra-wealthy without substantial Democratic help — then it’s on them. Just ...

The TSA Can’t Even Screen Their Own Employees

The last few times I have flown have not been pleasant experiences, thanks to the TSA!  I was told I was selected for additional screening like I had won the lottery.  I didn’t do anything to warrant this extra screening.  Nothing was detected in my luggage or on my person and I don’t look like a terrorist.  (Oh wait, strike that last part, it isn’t politically correct!)   I purchased an over-sized sweatshirt the last time I visited Phoenix because I was cold!!  After passing through the metal detectors at the airport, I was given a lecture and a pat down by a very rude TSA employee.  She informed me that her job would be a ...