Virtue Is Its Own Reward

G. Tracy Mehan, III The American Spectator 7/12/2011

During the dark days of Republican profligacy, when earmarks were the rule and GOP House and Senate members routinely voted for massive discretionary spending bills (many loaded with pork and earmarks) there was one man who bucked the tide of red ink: Rep.Jeff Flake (R-Arizona).

“I […]

Budget Battles Without Earmarks

Carl Hulse The New York Times 2/26/2011

WASHINGTON — The fact that Congress remains a spending disagreement or two away from shutting down the government no doubt strikes some as remarkable. But there is another extraordinary aspect to the fiscal clash unfolding on Capitol Hill: earmarks have disappeared from the budgetary landscape…

…Even Speaker John […]

ABC News: Obama continues ‘factually incorrect’ statements on budget proposal

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 2/17/2011

Last night, Barack Obama continued to insist that his budget balances spending and outlays. In an interview in Cincinnati with ABC affiliate WCPO, Obama told interviewer Carol Williams that his budget will “solve the short term problem” of deficit spending, emphasis mine:

“The one that we can solve right now if […]

The world according to Harry Reid

Harry Reid: Social Security is “off the table”

Allahpundit HotAir.com 1/31/2011

Via HuffPo, a case study in why nothing short of fiscal catastrophe will bring about bipartisan congressional cooperation on entitlement reform. To put this into context, a choice excerpt from last year’s report on the state of Social Security and Medicare from the program’s […]

SOTU Fact Check: Obama and his imbalanced ledger

Calvin Woodward San Francisco Chronicle 1/26/2011

The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.

Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of […]

Another Farmer says Rep. Sanford Bishop Didn’t Pursue Pigford Fraud Allegations

Lee Stranahan Big Government 1/19/2011

In this video clip, Willie Head discusses his dealing with Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) including the meeting that Eddie Slaughter describes in an earlier post.

Related: At Big Government, Did Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) Want Pigford Fraud Coverup?

The hours of interviews I’ve done with the key people involved […]