New government fees pepper Obama deficit plan

More than $130B in new government fees pepper Obama deficit plan

Andrew Taylor Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance 9/19/2011

It’s not just millionaires who’d pay more under President Barack Obama’s latest plan to combat the deficit.

Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who […]

Frank Luntz: The American people vs politicians

The Right Scoop 4/18/2011

…Starting with Paul Ryan, a politican stands alone in front of both Obama and McCain voters and gets rated on what he says as he’s saying it. But the more interesting part comes when the American people get to address each politician directly. It’s good stuff…

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“Shredding” the Constitution?: Obama’s crackdown on leaks

TigerHawk 3/7/2011

You’d think the press would be losing its mind over this:

The Obama administration, which famously pledged to be the most transparent in American history, is pursuing an unexpectedly aggressive legal offensive against federal workers who leak secret information to expose wrongdoing, highlight national security threats or pursue a personal agenda.

In just […]

For Government, Let the Good Times Roll

The Great Recession has practically been a boom, if you have a government job.

Rich Lowry National Review February 5, 2010

For most Americans, the Great Recession has been an occasion to hold on for dear life. For public employees, it’s been an occasion to let the good times roll.

The percentage of federal civil […]

Government salaries soar in bad times

Examiner Editorial Washington Examiner December 14, 2009

Something President Obama said during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo about making foreign policy is equally applicable at home, namely, that the world must be dealt with as it is, not as we might wish it to be. This was highlighted by a USA Today […]