Dustin Siggins

Dustin Siggins is the D.C. Correspondent for www.lifesitenews.com and a former blogger with Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest Tea Party organization. He is co-author of the forthcoming book “Bankrupt Legacy: The Future of the Debt-Paying Generation,” which examines the implications of high national debt for young Americans. His work has been published by Roll Call, Huffington Post, National Review Online, and many other publications.The opinions expressed are his own..

When a “Compromise” Isn’t a Compromise

 

On Tuesday night, the Huffington Post’s headline read, “Harry Reid Cuts Unemployment Insurance Proposal In Half To Get GOP Votes.” Based on the headline, one might have reasonably thought that that the GOP had finally forced the Senate majority leader to spend fewer public dollars on a program that was supposed to be temporary, and […]

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The Takeaway from Today’s Jobs Report

 

Today’s jobs report has some good signals for the economy, and some cautionary notes. The media’s takeaway, of course, is that the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent and 203,000 jobs were added. This is the third of four months that have seen at least 200,000 jobs added, though the month prior to that – […]

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This Year’s Deficit is a Failure of Leadership, Not a Success

 

Since the 2013 federal deficit was calculated to be a five-year low of $680 billion, many media voices have incorrectly proclaimed victory over deficit concerns, at least in the short run. One of those voices is Eduardo Porter at The New York Times. Porter’s inaccurate claims are numerous. This post will focus on two. First, how Porter’s argument […]

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Obama’s Sequestration Narrative Collapsing on Itself

 

Earlier this week, Tea Party Patriots described how President Obama blinked first on the GOP/Democratic showdown over sequestration’s “cuts” to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Democrats had hoped the President would insist the “cuts” hurt as much possible to force a replacement deal that included tax increases, as well as to bolster their argument that […]

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Obamacare’s house of cards tumbling down

 

It’s begun. First Obamacare began to fall apart legislatively, with the elimination of one of its many taxes. Then one component was found to be unaffordable, and was subsequently eliminated from the law. Most recently, the Senate gave its support towards repeal of the medical device tax. Now, one of the nation’s most prominent Democrats […]

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Fact-checking The Fact-Checker

 

“Where would we cut spending? Let’s start with ending all foreign aid to countries that are burning our flag and chanting ‘Death to America.’ In addition, the president could begin by stopping selling or giving F-16s and Abrams tanks to Islamic radicals in Egypt.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in the tea party response to the […]

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Our Back Pain Epidemic

 

On Wednesday, former Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue left the position he has held for six years. On Thursday, he was interviewed by the Associated Press. While many of his criticisms of Congress were right on track and are worth reading — particularly how Washington’s politicians and special interests have not done what is right […]

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Obama Using Family as Prop Today

 

Earlier today, it was widely reported that President Obama is meeting with a “middle-class” family to use them as a prop for his push to raise taxes on the wealthy. That family has now been identified on the White House blog: Last week, President Obama called on Americans to speak out about what a $2,000 […]

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Think Progress Misses Boat on GOP Senator’s ‘Crazy Reasoning’

 

On Wednesday afternoon, Center for American Progress reporter Scott Keyes reported on comments made by Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee. According to Keyes on Think Progress: Cloaking his predilection for the rich as concern for the less fortunate, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) argued Wednesday that raising taxes on the wealthy would primarily hurt the poor. […]

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Ezra Klein Misses Forest for Trees With Sequestration

 

In a post published yesterday afternoon, Ezra Klein points readers to two graphs. The first relates to the sequestration cuts to defense. The second relates to cuts in non-defense discretionary spending. Klein’s analysis hits some excellent points, but he missed six key components of the debate over cuts to defense and non-defense discretionary spending. First, […]

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