Tag Archives: Earmarks

Ann Coulter Pushes John Kline for Senate

Influential and always insightful, Ann Coulter penned a column that deserves a read : We have Obamacare for one reason and one reason only: For a brief, ghoulish period in recent history, Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. We don’t have Obamacare because the public was clamoring for it. […]

Christmas Wish List : Ten More Ships

Anyone who watched the spectacle during the debate approving Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, learned that Republican House members are extremely concerned that this legislation was being rushed … there was not enough time to study the recent survey that was released on November 30th. {SIDE COMMENT : The 115,000 surveys that […]

MN-06 : No Appropriations for Bachmann

The words of soon-to-be-Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH-08) forewarns where the key decisions will be during the next Congressional session : “The Appropriations Committee will be the scene of much action in the next Congress as we work to implement the Pledge to America, which calls for cutting spending to pre-‘stimulus’ levels, repealing […]

$700 Billion TARP Trap and Earmarks

When historians evaluate the TaxEnoughAlready movement, they made conclude that it started when a bi-partisan Congress approved TARP. After all, the “TEA party” was pretty quiet in January 2008 when George Bush proposed a $150 billion economic stimulus package. Bush’s proposal had a little for everybody – checks in the amount of $600 to $1,200 […]

Kline and Demmer : Double Team and Double Talk

John Kline (R-MN-02) was doing Double Duty on Friday. Mr. Kline, as the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, had to issue a statement on the U.S. Department of Labor jobs report : “American workers and employers are looking for some glimmer of hope that the ruling party in Washington sees their […]