Tag Archives: Federal Spending

Obama’s politicized, lawless executive branch

Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama's abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably reckless spending, his divisiveness, his renegade Justice Department, his regulatory expansion, his executive orders, his overall lawlessness, and more. Obama's conduct concerning Obamacare alone would be enough...

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Where is Steve Stockman?

Have you seen U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman?

The suburban Houston Republican and fierce conservative is mounting a long-shot challenge from the right against Senate minority whip John Cornyn but has made virtually no public appearances in Texas as questions mount about his campaign finances. Now, he's stopped showing up for his day job, too.

Stockman has missed 17 straight House votes since Jan. 9-- including one on the $1.1 trillion omnibus federal spending package he promised on Twitter to vote against. That's unusual since, even though Stockman has a reputation as a Capitol Hill renegade, he missed only about a dozen major votes all last year...

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Here’s how big the left wants to grow government, exactly. And here’s how much it will cost, exactly

Love or hate Paul Ryan’s budget plans, at least they present a long-term vision for America and put a price tag on it. President Obama, on the other hand, likes to stick safely within the 10-year budget window. Based on his budgets, you would almost think the progressive project is pretty much complete other than raising the minimum wage, building some high-speed rail lines, and closing some tax loopholes...

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HHS Will Spend Up to $7B of Your Tax Dollars to Find Ways to Lower Obamacare Costs…

The Department of Health and Human Services revealed on Wednesday a plan to spend up to $7 billion to find ways to reduce spending under the Affordable Care Act while maintaining or improving the quality of health care.  The solicitation for bids for this wide-ranging project appeared today on the Federal Business Opportunities website...

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Outrageous: Obama Claims, ‘We’re Not Lavishly Spending on a Whole Bunch of Social Programs’

The U.S. Treasury Department records the following expenditures on a few of the many social safety-net programs for Fiscal 2013 and Fiscal 2012. In most cases, the amounts increased year-to-year:

--Medicaid: $265.392 billion ($250.534B in FY 2012)

--Food stamps (SNAP): $82.548 billion ($80.401B in FY 2012)

--Housing and Urban Development Department: $56.576 billion ($49.578B in FY 2012)

--Supplemental Security Income: $56.489 billion ($50.674B in FY 2012)

--Child Nutrition Programs: $19.325 billion ($18.309B in FY 2012)

--Temporary Assistance to Needy Families: $17.017 billion (16.136B in FY 2012)

--Women, Infant and Children (WIC): $6.557 billion ($6.837B in FY 2012)...

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