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The End of the Beginning?

The last not quite two years have been exciting.  The Tea Party movement has grown from protests and rallies and inundating Congress with phone calls, e-mails, and visits about pending legislation, to getting real fiscal conservatives elected to Congress.  We brought the foundational principles of Constitutionality and fiscal discipline and the issue of mounting debt [...]

By |2011-03-01T23:13:20-05:00January 25th, 2011|Economy, Tea Party|4 Comments

Second Thoughts About Second Thoughts About Earmarks

It is so nice to be proven right through no effort on one’s part. In my last post, “Second Thoughts on Earmarks,” I said that it was relatively easy know who is requesting earmarks, and voila! Three groups are making that information available to all. According to the Washington Examiner, three groups; Taxpayers for Common [...]

By |2011-03-01T23:20:57-05:00December 24th, 2010|Economy|2 Comments

Second Thoughts About Earmarks?

I’m a Redskins fan, so I know disappointment. Apparently, there are signals that the incoming Republican Congress is considering disappointing us regarding earmarks. All Republican senators and apparently a significant number of representatives signed a pledge before the election to forego asking for earmarks and/or eliminating the practice. (I could not find a list of [...]

By |2011-03-01T23:21:36-05:00December 20th, 2010|Economy|1 Comment

Reforming Congress: Cleaning the Augean Stables

When Eric Cantor was running for his sixth term, I believed that he’d been there long enough and was associated too closely with the Republican establishment. I voted for him because I didn’t want the Democrat to win and I knew that the independent conservative could not win. After reading his plan to reform Congress, [...]

By |2010-11-07T21:38:38-05:00November 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Effecting Change

Like many, I’m waiting for November when Congress will hopefully be in Republican control. However, I’m reminded of a question that Walter Williams’s economics professor asked him about some socialist economic policy: “What then?” Say the Republicans actually take over Congress. What happens then? I haven’t heard anything about a Republican agenda. Where’s the Contract [...]

By |2010-08-10T21:13:33-04:00August 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Reach Out and Touch Someone

During the George W. Bush administration, one thing he was accused was living in an echo chamber where he could never hear any voices dissenting from his policy. As a result, he was out of touch with the American people and developed some sort of political myopia regarding prosecuting the War on Terror and other [...]

By |2010-07-29T22:31:32-04:00July 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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