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budget battle

Sessions’ Debt Ceiling Solution: Pass a Budget!

January 8, 2013

In a startling move, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions suggested that the people ought to know how their trillions of dollars are being spent if we are to raise the nation’s credit card limit.  So, on the 1,350th day without a budget being passed by the Senate, Sessions suggested that Reid pass a budget, then talks [...]

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Obama’s Budget Response Closes Eyes, Turns Stomachs

April 14, 2011

As I was preparing to show my students a quick video clip yesterday, President Obama was just beginning his anticipated budget speech.  So, we watched it for a while before moving on.  At first this was the 16-year-olds’ consensus: “Wow, he gives a great speech!” and “Why is he turning his head so often?”  I [...]

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Waste According to the GAO

March 1, 2011

The GAO (Government Accountability Office) just released a scathing report (pdf) about the ridiculous amounts of federal government waste, essentially throwing Dems under the bus if they decide to cling to the idea that little to nothing in the government can be cut.  Now I know it’s a shocker that the government would dare waste [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #11, February 27, 2011

February 28, 2011

Episode #11 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  This episode is the most random episode of Axis of Right Radio ever.  Completely unscripted, Mike, Sal and Ryan discuss the situation in Wisconsin, the Budget battle, the 2012 election, pop culture, and more. Axis of Right Radio is available on iTunes, or you can [...]

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Democrats Receptive to Boehner’s Proposal to Avoid Government Shutdown

February 26, 2011

The Republicans promised during the last campaign that they would stop the President’s runaway spending.  Part of that was a down payment of $100 billion in spending cuts during their first year in charge.  Predictably, the GOP backed off that initial number by pushing for a pro rata reduction of $60 billion.  Even more predictably, [...]

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