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Update: 2 More E-Mails I’ve been monitoring the activity at the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) for a little over two years now. It’s a great way to know what legislation is coming down the pike in Congress. I highly recommend that you sign up for their e-mail list. Yesterday was a banner day. I received […]
The Heritage Foundation released a report earlier this week that put the cost of amnesty at a minimum of $6.3 trillion. Here’s the key paragraph from the Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrantsand Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer:
Over a lifetime, the former u…
The six candidates vying for the seat vacated by Jo Ann Emerson participated in a candidate forum in Cape Girardeau, MO, this past Thursday evening. The event was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the NPR affiliate in Cape, KRCU. The elec…
Did you know that Congress and the President quietly repealed misguided aspects of the Stock Act a few days ago? I thought not. Late in 2011, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired a sensational news story detailing allegations that lawmakers were profiting from investments spawned by non-public information. Harry Reid seized the moment, and in a highly [...]
President Obama, As a former university lecturer on the subject of the U.S. Constitution, you know the Federal Constitution is fundamental law which cannot be changed by legislation. You also know that the Amendments to the Constitution cannot be changed by legislation because they are also fundamental law. You know…
Senate conservative Ted Cruz (R-TX) has breathed new life into the defund Obamacare movement. As the Washinton Post reports:
Outspoken freshman Sen. Ted Cruz intends to offer an amendment to the stopgap spending plan under debate in Congress this week that would defund President Obama’s health care law until the nation’s economy grows at a rate in line with historical averages.
That effort has picked up support from both FreedomWorks and The Heritage Foundation–both have key voted the Senate vote on that amendment. That means that Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) vote on that amendment will be reflect in the score he earns from those organizations. Heritage makes the case for defunding it as soon as possible:
The most severe and damaging economic impacts of Obamacare have yet to occur, as they will come with the law’s full implementation and the implementation of its funding mechanisms in 2014. After that point, this law will be more entrenched and its damaging effects will be much more difficult to amend.
The Democrats control the Senate so even if the Conservatives unite behind Ted Cruz, it’s unlikely that they will succeed.
- Call Your Representative: Defund Obamacare Now (heritageaction.com)
- Ted Cruz Makes us Proud; Takes Up Defund Obamacare Effort (madisonproject.com)
- Cruz amendment would defund Obamacare (politico.com)
- Bid to defund Obamacare gains momentum in Senate GOP (grumpyelder.com)
- Cruz: Defund Obamacare through spending bill (dailycaller.com)
Yesterday, both 24thState.com and Hennessy’s View reported that the Missouri GOP seems to be flirting with the Medicaid expansion.
I just listened to St. Louis Public Radio’s Politically Speaking Podcast. They had some surprising comments. A…
Paul McKinley is the Republican running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. Earlier this month, Jackson plead guilty to misusing campaign funds. In fighting among the Democrat candidates may create an opportunity for McKinley to pick up this traditionally…
The video above is of Republican State Representative Jason Smith at the Cape Girardeau candidate forum last month. The Kansas City Star just reportsed that Smith has won the Republican nomination in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District:
Twelve of the Republican candidates candidates who are vying to replace Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District made their case in Cape Girardeau last Thursday. Each candidate answered a series of questions from moderator Fau…