Black Friday Washington Spending Spree

Washington spending continues…

American shoppers aren’t the only ones getting ready to spend big this holiday season.  In Washington, members of the budget conference committee are considering several options that could increase spending by up to an additional $100 billion.

What’s standing in their way is sequestration: the automatic spending cut mechanism President Obama signed into law with the Budget Control Act (BCA). Continue reading

Curb the Feds Via Convention of States

Convention of StatesThe federal government eavesdrops on our private phone calls and e-mail communications. It targets individuals and organizations for tax scrutiny and penalties based on their political positions. It imposes government-directed healthcare insurance on individual American citizens and redistributes insurance costs to achieve planned goals. It levies thousands of environmental and other restrictive, economy choking regulations on businesses.  In short, over the past 100 years, the federal government has evolved into a multi-tentacle leviathan that dominates American lives in ways never envisioned, and even strictly prohibited, by the Constitution. Continue reading

Lessons from the Virginia Gubernatorial Election

2013 Virginia Gubernatorial Election1With the 2013 Virginia Gubernatorial Election in the books, three things become apparent. First, the citizenry’s aversion to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is alive and well. Second, when Conservatives run inferior campaigns or get duped into the Progressive trap of debating “social issues,” it doesn’t matter how rooted the message is in common sense and fact, Progressives and Liberals will always be able to manipulate enough voters to squeak out election victories. Continue reading

Fundraising vs Lawmaking: Seeking Transparency on Virginia PAC

Today’s Fundraising vs. Lawmaking, Oversight & Investigations; Seeking Transparency On One Virginia “Leadership PAC”

Last Wednesday we wrote here about Peter Schweizer’s new book “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets.

Reagan admirer and chronicler Schweizer spotlighted a number of concerns about what he calls the “underground economy” of campaign money.

Yesterday Breitbart’s Wynton Hall elaborated here in his post “Schweizer Says DC ‘Just Like the Mob, Except It’s Legal’”–

“’If problems are being solved, if things are going smoothly and things are being fixed, a lot of people are not going to give. The party establishments and the political leaders from both sides are collaborating a lot more than they let on,’ explained Schweizer. Continue reading