The GOP’s Debt Ceiling Gamble

By choosing to go it alone on a debt ceiling plan, the GOP is taking a big risk.

The Mack Truck Sized Hole In The GOP’s Balanced Budget Amendment

The House GOP’s proposed Balanced Budget Amendment contains the seeds of its own utter worthlessness.

Virginia’s Budget Surplus: Fiscal Success Story, Or Fiscal Fraud?

It’s very easy to create a “balanced budget” when you cook the books.

Wall Street Journal: The House GOP’s Balanced Budget Amendment Is A Bad Idea

One of the GOP’s staunchest media allies isn’t too impressed with their Balanced Budget Amendment.

Can Republicans Govern?

David Brooks is mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore.

Balanced Budget Nonsense (Part II)

Let’s look at the actual proposal.

POL 101: Balanced Budget Nonsense (Part I)

Talk of passing a balanced budget amendment is nonsense.

Is The House GOP’s “Cut Cap And Balance” Vote A Political Stunt? Probably

The House GOP has scheduled a vote next week on a debt ceiling package that is solely designed to mollify the base.

Erick Erickson Is Putting Party Before Country

How much of an American can you be if you are willing to wreck the economy for political gain.

Government Debt is Currently Cheaper Than Cash

Right now, it’s more prudent for the Federal government to borrow money than to pay cash.

The Balanced Budget Amendment Is A Bad Idea

House and Senate Republicans are pushing a Balanced Budget Amendment. It sounds like a good idea, but it isn’t.

CA Controller to Withhold Pay of Legislators over Budget

CA’s budget battles continue.

Rand Paul: Both Sides Will Have To Compromise To Reach A Budget Deal

One of the Tea Party movement’s favorite Senators used the dreaded c-word.

The Radicalness of Alleged Conservatives

In all honesty, much of what is coming out of the mouths of self-described conservatives is actually pretty darn radical.

Wisconsin Teacher Showdown

Neither side is covering themselves in glory in the battle over the Badger State budget.

The Debt Ceiling Will Be Raised — Get Used To It

Demanding that the new GOP House hold the line at the current number is satisfying rhetorically, but all-but-impossible politically.

Deficits, the CBO and H.R. 2

When determining the effects on the deficit of a certain legislative action, both revenues and spending have to be accounted for. Indeed, you can’t determine whether there is a deficit, surplus or balanced budget without both variables.

Obama: One and Done?

Democratic consultants Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell offer some free advice for President Obama. It’s worth every penny.

Republicans Still Not Getting Specific On Spending Cuts

They’ve won the elections, but Republicans still aren’t getting specific about exactly where they’d cut Federal spending.

What’s Really Behind The GOP Rhetoric Against Birthright Citizenship

Is the GOP really serious about changing the citizenship rules in the 14th Amendment ? Not likely.

Newt Gingrich at CPAC

My Stimulus Plan

Amazingly Bad Reporting