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White House “Moving the Goal Posts,” Using “Distortion & Confusion” to Demand Tax Hikes to Replace Its Sequester

February 24, 2013

President Obama got more than $600 billion in tax hikes (with no spending cuts) just last month, and veteran journalist Bob Woodward says the president is “moving the goal posts” in his campaign to replace his sequester with even higher taxes. Read More

Obama “Virtually Absent” from Legislative Process, Making “No Discernible Effort” to Replace His Sequester

February 22, 2013

“Obama’s been virtually absent from the legislative process” of replacing his sequester, reports Politico. After getting the $600 billion in tax hikes he wanted last month (with no spending cuts), “there has been no discernible effort by the White House to work on a bill that might pass.” Read More

White House Clearly Not Happy About Being Held Accountable for Its Sequester

February 20, 2013

The White House staff responded on its blog to Speaker Boehner’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and, well, it’s clear they’re unhappy about being held accountable for President Obama’s sequester. Read More

Boehner Op-ed in WSJ: The President Is Raging Against a Budget Crisis He Created

February 20, 2013

"The president got his higher taxes—$600 billion from higher earners, with no spending cuts—at the end of 2012. He also got higher taxes via ObamaCare. Meanwhile, no one should be talking about raising taxes when the government is still paying people to play videogames, giving folks free cellphones, and buying $47,000 cigarette-smoking machines. Washington must get serious about its spending problem." Read More

House Votes to Overturn Automatic Government Pay Raises, Save Taxpayers $11 Billion

February 15, 2013

"Families can’t be asked to foot the bill for automatic government pay raises when their wages are stagnant, prices are rising, and jobs are hard to come by." Read More

“Obama Waging An ‘Endless Campaign’” While His Sequester Looms, Economy Struggles

February 15, 2013

Here are some things we wish the president was better at (and that would be more productive) than an "endless campaign"... Read More

Senate Democrats Struggling With the President’s Sequester? Here Are Some Options

February 08, 2013

Remember, President Obama proposed the sequester. He threatened to veto any effort to replace it unless taxes went up on families and small businesses -- “There will be no easy off-ramps on this one,” he said. Well, he got his tax hikes. Now we need to address our spending problem. Read More

White House Touts Budget That Got Zero Votes to Excuse More Delays

February 04, 2013

The president’s budget was late last year too – and it received zero votes. If there was anything bipartisan about it, it was the bipartisan rejection. Read More

Speaker Boehner: Wrong Time for POTUS to Scrap Jobs Council & Delay Budget

February 01, 2013

"If government spending was what causes economic growth, as the president believes, then the economy today should be booming, and the unemployment rate in America should be plummeting." Read More

Harper Survey: 72% Back House GOP on #NoBudgetNoPay

January 30, 2013

When asked by Harper Polling whether they “support or oppose the [GOP] plan to give Congress and the President three months to pass a meaningful budget or Congress will stop getting paid,” more than 72 percent said they support “no budget, no pay. Read More