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A fascinating report was delivered this week from the Congressional Research Service to the Senate Budget Committee. Titled, “Spending for Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income, FY2008-2011”, this report is chock full of some very interesting facts and figures – even non-wonks will find the conclusions of this report intriguing.
The Passing Of A Legend In Conservative Politics In The Pacific Northwest – RIP Don McIntire, Taxpayer Champion
We lost a conservative stalwart last week when Don McIntire was found dead of a heart attack at age 74. Don still had a lot of good work left in him, and his passing comes too soon. In fact, he was in the process of working on a ballot initiative much like the Wisconsin and Indiana laws that would make it illegal to involuntarily withhold public union dues from the paychecks of public employees in Oregon.
Will President Romney Seriously Tackle Entitlement Reform?
In the aftermath of the first Presidential debate last week, I wrote that it was an unmitigated success for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. While it was clear that it was a thorough tactical defeat that has vaulted Romney in the polls and placed Obama permanently on defense for the remainder of the campaign, there was a notable lack of focus on debt reduction.
Debate Fallout - The Effects Of The Bunker Buster Bomb Dropped On Obama By Romney
By now, we've watched the first Presidential Debate on October 3; we've read and watched the post-game analysis; we've digested what we saw and how it was analyzed. It was universally hailed by the punditocracy, both on the right and the left, as a significant victory for Romney.
Hating Breitbart: An Interview With Director Andrew Marcus
While guest hosting on the Jayne Carroll Radio Show on www.kuik.com this week, I had the privilege of interviewing Andrew Marcus, director of the new documentary on the life, ascension and pioneering spirit of Andrew Breitbart (official film website here).Download the audio podcast here:
Obama Is Not Improving Ohio's Economy - Fracking Is
At the Basic American Rights Seminar in Eugene, Oregon on September 29, the keynote speaker was Ann McElhinny, director of the documentaries Not Evil, Just Wrong and FrackNation. Always an energetic speaker, one subject of her talk really stuck out.
A Disturbing Trend Among Oregon Democratic Candidates - Ducking Debates
This week, at least three prominent campaigns were in the news for all the wrong reasons in Oregon. In each case, debates have either been blown off, fought about or refused altogether. In all three cases, it was the Democrat candidate who was responsible for the breakdown.