Paul Ryan's quest to slash government spending is a job-killing agenda. He has to resort to crazy incoherent arguments about interest rates because everybody can see that spending money to create jobs will, you know, create jobs.
In their current form, derivatives are basically government insurance for banks where taxpayers pay the claims. And politicians like Gregg and Nelson are fighting to keep the crooked $600 trillion derivatives market unreformed.
Those who see an income tax increase as the only solution do not understand the problem. With one out of eight Illinoisans out of work, a tax increase would only serve to lead us further down the wrong path.
Thune argues that the large cut in budget authority he proposes for FY 2010 wouldn't impair the functioning of the federal government because agencies could spread out its effects over several years. This is incorrect.
One of every three people living in the Colorado Springs area "depends directly or indirectly upon the military" -- i.e., upon the government. And yet, conservatives tell us that Colorado Springs represents the success of "limited government."