Archive for "Budget"

Better Policy Alternatives Available Than Fiscally Irresponsible SB302 and HB487

Eagle Forum of Alabama finds that SB302 and HB487 are bad policy and will not properly address important public policy issues within Alabama’s prisons and infrastructure. In the last two weeks of the Alabama legislative session, there are two bills that will have profound and lasting effects on the pocketbooks of Alabama taxpayers. The gas […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Alerts, Budget, Featured, Legislation

AGENDA 2: Masters of Deceit and Curtis Bowers in Birmingham next Monday!

Join Curtis Bowers in Birmingham, Alabama for a special screening of AGENDA 2: Masters of Deceit. 2016 is a critical year for America. We can’t get discouraged and we can’t look away.  We’re facing a presidential election, the rise of ISIS, Common Core’s claim on the minds and hearts of our children, the onslaught of […]

Filed Under Alerts, Budget, Conservatism, Events, Featured

Please Call NOW:  Congress to Pay for Obama’s Agenda!

December 16, 2015 On Friday, the House of Representatives will vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government for the next year. This bill represents the final opportunity for the Republican-led Congress to rein in the Obama Administration using the powers given them by Article One of the Constitution . After weeks […]

Filed Under Alerts, Budget, Legislation, Spending, US House, US Senate

Budget Decisions: Consequences of Gambling Expansion (Compact) Vs. Other Ways

May 13, 2015 To:   Governor Robert Bentley Members, Alabama Senate and House From: Eunie Smith, Eagle Forum of Alabama You are in our prayers as you make the hard, limited-government choices that result in the most cost-effective government and the most liberty for our citizens.  We wish to share the following four points with you […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Economic Policy, Gambling, Governor

Two Different Views on the Cromnibus Bill

Congressional Republicans who voted for the Cromnibus bill are experiencing a great deal of backlash.  Following are two articles on each side of the issue.  One is an op-ed from Rep. Martha Roby  (AL-2) published in Yellowhammer.  The other is from Gaston Mooney, Executive Editor of Conservative Review.            

Filed Under Budget, Featured, Immigration, Legislation, Spending, US House

Explaining the Debt Limit

We hear lots of talk about the debt limit and Congressional arguments over whether or not to raise it, but it is all kind of abstract.  This video makes a little easier to understand.

Filed Under Budget, Economic Policy, Featured, Spending, US House, US Senate

No More Subsidies!

President Obama and the Democratic leadership are trying once again to subsidize alternative energy.  H.R. 1380 (A.K.A.the Natural Gas Bill or the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011) is an effort to create a federal subsidy for production and use of natural gas vehicles.  There is an effort underway to get some of […]

Filed Under Budget, Featured, Spending, Taxes, US Senate

S&P Says Internet Sales Tax Bills Will Yield Little

Wall Street credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s say the current push by states to collect sales tax on internet purchases will yield little in the way of increased revenues: America’s state governments won’t see many revenue gains any time soon if they triumph in battles to tax sales by out-of-state Internet retailers, a leading […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Featured, Legislation, Taxes, Technology

You Can Attempt Meaningful Reform And Live To Tell About It

Excellent piece from the Wall Street Journal about the recall elections in Wisconsin. Conservative Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators were under harsh attack from unions and left-wing organizations across the country and still managed to win with the voters of Wisconsin. They called it Armageddon. They promised political revenge, and they said it would […]

Filed Under Budget, Economic Policy, Election, Featured

Spending Cuts In Debt Deal Are Underwhelming At Best

The latest version of the deal to raise the  debt limit is not the answer to our budget woes.  In fact, according to this video by the Cato Institute, the deal doesn’t cut spending at all: The Heritage Foundation has put the following statement out about the deal, “The deal relies on an insufficient level […]

Filed Under Budget, Economic Policy, Featured, Spending, Taxes, US House, US Senate