Speaker's Blog

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

TAKE SIX: HOW MANY DEMOCRATS DOES IT TAKE TO DECIDE A “NEW” SLOGAN?

June 15, 2006

Capitol Hill Democrats, adrift after failing to produce a Democrat leadership alternative about how best to combat terrorism in a post-9/11 world, have now dumped their old slogan.According to an article in Roll Call: Read More

“SPRING CLEANING” PROGRESS: LINE ITEM VETO PROPOSAL ADVANCES

June 14, 2006

With an eye toward rooting out wasteful and unnecessary spending, yesterday the Budget Committee approved 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). On the proposal, Ryan said: Read More

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