Speaker's Blog

SMART MONEY: LINE ITEM VETO ANOTHER GOP EFFORT TO REIN IN WASTEFUL SPENDING

June 20, 2006

While House Republicans continue to make strides in exercising fiscal restraint, tomorrow the House will consider a key legislative component of the “Spring Cleaning” project, the Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890). Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the line item veto reform aims to root out wasteful and unnecessary spending. According to Ryan: Read More

The Democrats’ “Pay [More Taxes] As You Go” Ruse

June 20, 2006

This morning’s Wall Street Journal highlighted Capitol Hill Democrats’ latest ruse to raid the wallets of American taxpayers under the guise of fiscal discipline. In search of a nicer way to advocate massive tax hikes, Democrats are supporting “pay as you go” budget rules (or “paygo”) that “constrain tax cuts, not new spending”: Read More

DEMS TRY TO BUST BUDGET BY $45.2 BILLION

June 19, 2006

While Republicans act to rein in reckless spending and demonstrate fiscal discipline, Democrats want to raid taxpayers’ wallets in their push for ever higher levels of profligate spending. Read More

Pelosi Plan the Wrong Direction for American Prosperity

June 19, 2006

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently said she wants to take her party in the same direction “we were going in during the 90s producing record surpluses.” As Pelosi no doubt knows, the economic prosperity of the late 1990s resulted from Republican pro-growth policies that coupled tax relief with spending restraint after the GOP assumed control of both houses of Congress in 1995. Read More

Democrats In Disarray With No Plan to Win Global War on Terror

June 18, 2006

Divided and confused by their failure to present a coherent plan for waging and winning the Global War on Terror, Capitol Hill Democrats decided to release an “agenda” last Friday that simply omits any mention of it altogether.  This omission is awfully similar to the strategy outlined by Democrats during last week’s House debate on combating terrorism: relent, retreat, and hope the problem just goes away.  Read More

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