Republicans Scare About Sequester Cuts' Impact While Accusing Obama Administration Of Poor Preparation
Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., former chairman of the House Transportation Committee, ripped the Homeland Security Department and
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year, seeking to avert a potential government shutdown when the continuing resolution expires on March 27.
"This is neither regular order nor rational policy. It ought to be rejected," Hoyer said. "This CR [continuing resolution
A project to repair the iconic Capitol Dome could stay on track and NASA would be protected from the harshest effects of
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office.
Every time Republicans mention a "spending crisis," we should remind them that our non-military spending is at historic lows (to say nothing of the fact that they were the ones who busted the federal budget with tax breaks for the rich, and who blocked the only path to significant cost savings, single payer health care.) It would help, as well, to be more forceful in driving home the message that the government spends (wastes) a lot more on tax breaks for the rich than assistance for the poor. The federal government spends about twice as much on the mortgage interest deduction, for example, than low income housing, and provides most of the mortgage interest gift to upper income people who don't need it. Is it really necessary to spend federal dollars (via tax expenditures) subsidizing multi-million dollar second homes?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the RGA vice chairman, used the press conference to highlight the fiscal records that he and
Unless Obama and Republicans reach a deal, about $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts will kick in at the beginning
Thanks, but no thanks. More than 200,000 positions are at risk in Virginia if sequestration goes into effect, according to