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Head-On Collision: House vs. Senate

Written by Gary North on March 21, 2013

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill this week. Senate Republicans buckled. “Spend, spend, spend!” The House of Representatives is about to offer its version of the budget. “Cut a little bit for the sake of public relations in our districts!” There will be gridlock in March. This will be enough to let 2011’s bipartisan law […]

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Gridlock. Wonderful Gridlock.

Written by Gary North on March 13, 2013

The crunch will come on March 27, when the federal account juggling going on in Washington finally will end. Then sequestration will begin. Congress is deadlocked. Senate Democrats are proposing tax hikes. Surprise, surprise. They want taxes to increase by a trillion dollars over 10 years — the ever-popular “decade game. ” They will also […]

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Poll: Obama Falls Behind Republicans on Deficit Issue

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2013

In a recent poll, 44% of people polled said they prefer the Republican’s stand on the deficit. Only 42% preferred Obama. This means that the country remains split. This means that gridlock prevails this month. This means that the Republicans have not yet capitulated on hiking the debt ceiling. They will in May. The present […]

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Who Will Win the Game of Sequestration Chicken?

Written by Gary North on March 1, 2013

Obama says Congress must raise taxes on the rich. Public opinion polls say most Americans agree. Most Americans are thieves. They want all of the government-provided goodies at someone else’s expense. That is what the welfare state is all about. Speaker of the House Boehner says “no deal. Cut spending.” If he deviates this month, […]

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Back on the Street Again: Deportees Are Released

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2013

The immigration bureaucracy, known as the ICE, has released several hundred deportees. They were free to go. They went. The head of the agency said that this was in preparation for expected budget cuts. A federal bureaucracy is trying to save money.What’s going on here? This is a tried-and-true strategy of all governments that are […]

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Government Spending Cuts? No. Spending Increases.

Written by Gary North on February 26, 2013

We have head about the trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts. It’s headline news. That’s part of the decade flim-flam. The government always reports one full decade’s cuts. But it never, ever mentions in these reports regardung the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of total federal spending over the decade: $47 trillion. You mean that the […]

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