Breaking News: Vetoes Fail; Budget Passes

As some of you may know, the VA General Assembly passed a budget, but Governor McAuliffe vetoed some sections of it before signing. However just tonight, a special session of the General Assembly rejected the vetoes related to Medicaid expansion (and other veto activity), resulting in the final VA budget! See The Bull Elephant blog [...]

By |2014-06-23T23:10:40-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Featured Categories, Government|0 Comments

‘Hands off My Healthcare’ Rally August 19th

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is having a rally on August 19th to oppose any expansion of Medicaid in Virginia (and rights-reducing Obamacare, generally). Unfortunately for all VA taxpayers, expanding Medicaid will only result in higher taxes for all, once the federal government "sugar" runs out after the initial implementation. And let's state the obvious fact...all [...]

By |2013-08-18T19:07:52-04:00August 4th, 2013|Action Alerts, Featured Categories, Healthcare|5 Comments

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

Time for Economic Fixes IS Now!

It’s December. One election down, but a lot of work and a watershed election coming. So the question is: what are we, collectively and individually, going to do? Actually do. Have you thought about how much time you will devote to specific tasks, and how you will measure results? I have not. The other day [...]

By |2010-12-06T12:40:34-05:00December 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Debt Clock Time Machine: Back to the Future?

Have you looked at the national debt clock lately? It has a handy “time machine” feature (top right corner) that is frightening in what it portends for our federal budget if we continue with our out-of-control federal spending. While 2010 looks pretty bad, with a national debt of $13.7 trillion, the clock projects $17.4 trillion in [...]

By |2010-11-06T14:51:57-04:00November 6th, 2010|Constitution, Elections, Taxes, Tea Party|0 Comments

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