Archive for "Spending"

Lottery = full fledged casinos across Alabama

APPEAL TO ALABAMA LEGISLATORS Legal experts are now warning legislators that the current lottery bill is a Double Trojan Horse.  It would (1) give Indians the right to demand a compact from the Governor to set up full-fledged, Las Vegas style casinos in multiple locations around the state and (2) the bill’s loose definition of “lottery” […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Alerts, Gambling, Legislation, Spending

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

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

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

Urge Your Representative To Stand Strong On Debt Limit

Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are under tremendous pressure to compromise on a debt ceiling increase.  Last week, House Republicans offered a solution to the crisis called “Cut, Cap, and Balance.”  Unfortunately, the plan was tabled in the Senate.  Now House and Senate leaders are scrambling to come up with new proposals.  There […]

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

States Facing Tough Choices Regarding Retirement Plans

Alabama is not the only state facing tough decisions on retirement plans.  Governors across the country are being faced with decisions about how to get by with less.  Revenues are down and federal stimulus money has dried up and Governors are having to prioritize. In Alabama, legislation for 2012 may focus on the best way […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Featured, Spending

Stop Sen. McConnell’s Attempt to Give President Obama Power To Raise Debt Limit

Senator Mitch McConnell has unveiled a proposal to give President Obama the power to raise the debt limit on his own by $2.4 trillion in three installments before the end of 2012–unless two-thirds of Congress votes to block it. Senator McConnell’s proposal will undermine everything conservative Republicans have been working for in regard to spending […]

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

Wisconsin Cuts Funding For Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a budget yesterday that eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood.  The Daily Caller reports: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, signed a state budget Sunday that cut spending on education and health clinics, including Planned Parenthood centers, reported National Journal. Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin denounced the budget. The group, which runs […]

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