Month: May 2021

Here Are 3 Glaring Consequences of the $6 Trillion Budget Biden Just Proposed

History will not remember President Biden for his frugality. The president has already signed into law a massive multi-trillion-dollar “COVID” stimulus spending package and proposed trillions more in “infrastructure” spending. Now, the White House has released its budget request for Fiscal Year 2022—a stunning $6 trillion. “President Biden will propose a $6 trillion budget on Friday that would take the […]

Social Security, Medicare should not be cut for deficit woes: AARP

Conservative lawmakers have proposed slashing $14T from the nation’s budget Congress should reject any effort by lawmakers to slash funding for Social Security and Medicare in order to reduce the nation’s ballooning budget deficit, AARP said Wednesday. “Targeting Social Security and Medicare to pay down the national debt is the wrong approach and is strongly […]

House GOP wants to designate debt a ‘security threat’ after voting to increase it

Most GOP backers of a resolution to declare the national debt a ‘national security threat’ also backed Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) wants Congress to declare the U.S. national debt a “threat to the national security of the United States” and to commit to “addressing the fiscal crisis.” But he and most […]

Wall Street is facing a $9 trillion problem

London (CNN Business)Central banks were the superheroes of the early phase of the pandemic, taking dramatic steps to save the economy and financial markets from ruin. Now, as the recovery kicks into gear, they’ve become a major risk for investors. What’s happening: The latest reading of the Back-to-Normal Index from CNN Business shows that the US economy’s comeback is […]

Unconstitutional debt and future generations | Napolitano

Earlier this week, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. asked Congress to raise taxes and increase borrowing so his administration can spend $2.3 trillion — on top of the $1.9 trillion Congress authorized two months ago for so-called COVID relief — for thousands of projects he calls “infrastructure.” All this is in addition to the $2 […]

Sens. Scott, Lummis: Our national debt is almost $30 trillion — let conservative states lead on reducing it

As a former governor and a former state treasurer, we know what it takes to balance a budget By Rick Scott, Sen. Cynthia Lummis | Fox News With our national debt nearing a staggering $30 trillion, one would think that President Joe Biden would be ready to take a hard look at our spending and find ways to reduce […]


U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-Ill.) introduced legislation to repeal the national debt ceiling, an arbitrary limit set by Congress on the amount of funding that the United States Treasury may borrow. “When partisan politics raises the specter of defaulting on Treasury bonds, […]

TOM PURCELL: Never save for a rainy day!

\When I grew up in the 1970s, my father taught my sisters and me to “always save for a rainy day.” He was a child of the Depression, after all, one of the longest “rainy day” periods Americans have ever experienced. In 2021, however, America’s new national mantra appears to be “borrow and spend like […]

Letter: The national debt is both parties’ problem

The May 1 letter to the editor “Opinions should be based on facts” reminds me of the saying “dishonest people make biased arguments while pretending it’s objective truth.” How much each American president contributed to the national debt can be easily confirmed by simply googling “how much did the national debt grow under each president,” […]

The US balance sheet is out of whack

Americans are running up against Monday’s deadline to file their taxes — a month late in this pandemic year — and leaders in Washington have designs on spending even more taxpayer money going forward. Most of the $3.5 trillion the government brings in — about $1.9 trillion — is from you and people like you, in the […]