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8 September 2012 0 Comments

Democratically Controlled Media Misleads: Paul Ryan and the Phony $6,400 Myth

The Democrats, who can never be trusted with your money, have been pounding Paul Ryan’s viable plan to reform Medicare as adding $6,400 to senior’s medical expenses. Not true as WSJ 19 August explains. “In other words, the $6,400 has no relevance for any senior today. None. But it also is unlikely to have any […]

6 September 2012 0 Comments

Paul Ryan: Not Limited Government Radical versus Good Government Efficiency

Tim Carney dispenses with the idea that Paul Ryan is a Radical Limited Government Tea Party Activist: “In the Bush era, Republicans spoke of free markets and limited government, but they regularly expanded the government when Big Business asked them to. And Paul Ryan consistently took the Big Business-Big Government side.” Ryan’s corporatist past gives […]

2 August 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: A Simple Lesson – Oklahoma 1 Votes for You

The Simple Lesson of John Sullivan’s Defeat in OK-1  Oklahoma is the birthplace of T. Boone Pickens and is home to Chesapeake Energy Corp., the biggest beneficiary of the NatGas Act. READ MORE The Madison Project 27 Jun2 2012

1 August 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: USPS Monopoly Going Bankrupt – A Continuing Fiscal Embarrassment

The Madison Project brings us up to date on the USPS At present, it appears that the USPS will not have enough moneyto make the schedule August 1 payment of $5.5 billion into a health-benefits fund for future retirees. As part of the 2006 agreement for USPS to recoup some of the money they had […]

29 July 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: Mr. Speaker, Tear Up This Farm Bill

The Madison Project explains why this is not a good bill for The Forgotten Taxpayer, the productive worker,saver and investor.   “Put simply, the farm bill is an anathema to free enterprise, limited government, and individual responsibility. The House version (H.R. 6083) authorizes $957 billion in spending over 10 years, 80% of which will go […]

28 July 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: Bad Bills Good Bills

2012   Bad Bills Good Bills The Madison Project Bad Bills House Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill – (roll call #450)   Click here for performance on amendments Budget-busting Highway/Student loan omnibus bill: House (roll call #451) (color-coded spreadsheet Highway bill_Student Loan) Senate (roll call #172) $1 Trillion Farm/Food Stamp Bill: Senate- (roll call #165) Click here [Farm […]

27 July 2012 0 Comments

Overview: Federal Tax Loopholes – The Federal Budget

The NYTimes gives us an overview of Tax Loopholes 23 July 2012: Federal tax receipts are reduced by more than $1 trillion a year by various tax deductions and credits, known as tax expenditures, often tied to a policy aim. Ending them would nearly eliminate the federal deficit, which is projected to be $1.2 trillion […]

27 July 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: Republicans Help Grow Transportation-HUD and Big Government

The Madison Projects Exposes the Sleight of Hand where spending seems to decrease while government grows. Three Card Monte players would be embarrassed by this “The House just completed work on another FY 2013 spending bill; the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill. This is a unique appropriations bill because most of the underlying content is an anathema […]

26 July 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: Voting the District – Do Republican House Members Really Vote the District?

The Madison Performance  Project has introduced a fascinating comparative analysis of Republican House votes to Republican House Districts and concluded that often, Republican House Members do not vote as conservative as the district. More on The Madison Project “Consultants of those in the Hall of Shame have complained that it is unfair and opens these […]

18 July 2012 0 Comments

Senator Pat Toomey Exposes the Cost Flood Insurance in the Highway Bill

The Senate passed a bill this week to reauthorize highway spending and flood insurance, but I helped remove a new mandate from the bill that could have cost Pennsylvanians millions of dollars. (Note: this bill was passed in the Republican controlled House). Sen. Toomey speaks on the Senate floor about the flood insurance bill  Wednesday, […]