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 […]

31 July 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: Scoring the Committees – The Problem with Red State Republicans and Bipartisanship

Bipartisanship is not The Forgotten Taxpayers’ Friend – Bipartisanship is another word for Big Government. Bipartisanship grows the Leviathan. Scoring the Performance of Congressional Committees  Friday, July 13th, 2012 “Much of the dirty work performed in Washington is orchestrated on a congressional committee level.  For all the talk of partisan bickering between the two parties, […]

30 July 2012 0 Comments

The Madison Project: Scoring the Farm/Food Stamp Agriculture Committee – The Problem with Red State Republicans

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee marked up the preposterous $957 billion farm/food stamp bill (H.R. 6083). Despite the media reports about severe cuts to the food stamp program, this bill actually locks in the appalling levels of spending established in the Obama-era. In many respects, the committee votes from last week shed light on […]

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

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 […]