Federal Budget

Political Hay

The Democrats’ War on Paul Ryan

By 4.25.11

It sounds very much like the liberal warnings against welfare reform.

The Congressional Spectator

Open for Business

By 4.11.11

But avoiding a government shutdown is only one step toward outdoing Newt Gingrich.

Boehner’s Bargain: Conservative Victory?

By on 4.9.11 | 11:33AM

Conservative opinions of the compromise deal struck late last night, which averted a shutdown of the federal government, are decidedly mixed. Andrew Stiles of National Review was triumphant, applauding "Boehner's robust leadership." And by avoiding the shutdown scenario -- which some Democrats clearly relished as an opportunity to excoriate Republicans as "extremists" -- Boehner's compromise deal "allows the Republicans to live again and fight another day," as our own Jim Antle observed in the wee hours.

Democrat Senators Threaten Government Shutdown

By on 2.21.11 | 11:30AM

Over the weekend, there have been several headlines suggesting that a budget impasse will lead to a replay of the 1995-96 government shutdown:

Government Shutdown Looming: What Does it Mean to You?

Congress, Obama brace for showdown as government shutdown looms

Despite the fear-mongering headlines, House Republicans -- including Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan -- have repeatedly disavowed any intention of a shutdown. So who's talking it up?

Schumer: Republicans 'clamoring' for government shutdown

The Obama Watch

Pinko Economics Delivers More Red Ink

By 2.8.10

Fiscal insanity never had it so good.

The Obama Watch

Spending America Into Oblivion

By 2.3.10

Rep. Jeb Hensarling has President Obama's number -- and then some.

The Public Policy

Buttered Guns

By 1.29.10

"The fatal arithmetic of imperial decline."

The Current Crisis

Government Giveth and Taketh Away

By 12.10.09

Our president knows we're out of money -- a perfect time, in his view, to tax and spend without end.

The Public Policy

It Will All Come to Tears

By 10.21.09

GAO tells it like it is.

The Public Policy

Please Don’t Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!

By 7.14.09

Pretty funny, but what about the Debt Tsunami?