All posts tagged "debt ceiling"

  • Government
    To Congress For Spending Our Grandchildren Into Perpetual Indebtedness: The Franklin Solution

    (Thomas Mitchell/4th St8) – Our duly elected representatives back inside the Beltway swamps insist they are doing...

  • Opinion
    Explaining Why Tax Cuts Work To The Uninformed

    (Jim Clark) – Senator Dean Heller was in Incline/Crystal Bay earlier this month at a fundraiser held at the beautiful home of Bruce and Nora James.  The affair was bifurcated into a cocktail and appetizer hour for a larger group followed by a catered dinner on Bruce and Nora’s deck overlooking the...

  • Opinion
    Democrat-Speak Alive And Well In Reid

    (Lori Piotrowski) – Reid doesn’t think much of Romney, who frequently leads the Republicans in the 2012 polls. On the other hand, he has high praise for Pawlenty, who just dropped out of the race. Bachmann? She doesn’t stand a chance. Would you have expected other opinions from Nevada’s leading Democrat? This...

  • Opinion
    Republicans Joined Democrats And President In Raising Debt Ceiling

    (Sara Michele Crusade/Examiner.com) – As I’ve written before, it’s time for a serious assessment of where we are going as a nation. After capitulating to pressure from the President and his leftist army in Congress, Republicans voted to allow an increase in the debt ceiling, supposedly to save America from a horrible...

  • Government
    FAA Deal: Nothing In Washington Means Anything Anymore

    (Thomas Mitchell/4th St8) – Throw away your old civics textbook. Shred that antiquated copy of the Constitution....

  • Opinion
    Obama Definitely NOT A Triple A President

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – How can anybody believe Barack Obama? While using one side of his mouth, allegedly trying to “negotiate” a deal between a GOP House and a Democratic Senate on increasing the nation’s debt limit, the President used the other side of his mouth to tell the American people:...

  • Opinion
    How Much Do You Owe?

    (Lori Piotrowski) – As the debate raged over who had the “best” plan to solve the country’s debt crisis this weekend, a co-worker forwarded a nifty little link. Here’s what you do: plug in your annual salary (or that of your wife, your child, your boss) and learn what this debt problem...

  • Opinion
    Obama And Reid Opt To Burden Our Grandchildren

    (Sara Michele Crusade/Examiner.com) – The debate rages on about whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Nevada’s own Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is siding with President Obama in his desire to increase the debt ceiling just a couple trillion more. The Republicans in Congress are pretending to hold the line for...

  • Government
    Nevada Delegation Splits On House Speaker Plan

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada news Bureau) – Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., announced today he will back a spending reduction plan put forth by House Speaker John Boehner because it proposes a balanced budget amendment that will protect the United States’ AAA credit rating. A vote on the plan scheduled for today was delayed, however....

  • Opinion
    Federal Government Spending Must Be Cut To Sustainable Levels

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A senior fellow with the Cato Institute said today the partisan fight over reducing federal spending is really between one class of people who work, produce, save money and pay taxes and a second group that lives off of the first group. “This whole political clash between...

  • Politics
    The Obama Downgrade

    (Mike Chamberlain/The Cranky Hermit) – WSJ: So the credit-rating agencies that helped to create the financial crisis that led to a deep recession are now warning that the U.S. could lose the AAA rating it has had since 1917. As painfully ironic as this is, there’s no benefit in shooting the messengers....

  • Government
    The Stimulus, Economics, And Politicians

    (Jim Clark) – In last week’s Bonanza, Jeff Quinn wrote in a column titled “Economic Advisors’ Bafflegab” about the just released Council of Economic Advisors report on the effect of the American Recovery and  Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Stimulus” bill). The report stated that the Stimulus bill “raised employment relative to...

  • Government
    National Debt Ceiling: Are We There Yet?

    (Jim Clark) – Democrats have drafted a sweeping debt-reduction plan that would slice $4 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade, but leave untouched the expensive health and retirement programs.  The proposal would stabilize borrowing through sharp cuts at the Pentagon and other government agencies as well as $1 trillion in...