Rep. Tim Huelskamp on the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Filling “Washington’s Coffers”

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) 92% explained his principled opposition to the Ryan-Murray budget deal on CNBC’s Kudlow Report Wednesday night.  As we have explained, there are myriad reasons to oppose the deal.  It’s terrible policy, and contrary to the remarks of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and other supporters of the deal, it doesn’t mean more deficit reduction — it means more spending.

Rep. Huelskamp provided a clear conservative perspective both on the budget itself and on the dynamics between various Republican lawmakers.

It will mean more revenue from Americans to Washington.  There are fee and tax increases included in there.  You can call it whatever you want — it’s more revenue going to Washington’s coffers for more spending.  

Conservatives now have to fight to maintain even the small but effective sequester cuts, which Republicans have long championed as a victory.

Earlier in the segment, Larry Kudlow directly quoted the Heritage Action statement on the budget deal:

Over the next few days, lawmakers will have to explain to their constituents, many of whom are our members, what they’ve achieved by increasing spending, increasing taxes and offering up another round of promises waiting to be broken. That will be a really tough sell back home.

The Ryan-Murray budget is not a principled approach to budgeting.   The spend-now-cut-later mentality is totally flawed.  And if we stay on this path, it could mean that in 2023 — when our debt reaches $25.228 trillion  — we’ll be looking back nostalgically on our (relatively smaller) $17 trillion debt, wondering what went wrong.

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President Obama’s Remarks on the Economy: “Government is Us”

President Obama made remarks on the economy Wednesday, lamenting inequality in America. Of course, he blames everyone but himself and the big government he promotes for the state of things.

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Dear Liberals, Conservatives Were Always Right About Obamacare

A year from now, as Obamacare’s falling apart with all the evidence, being on the side of the party that tried to stop it and went to the length of taking real political risk trying to stop it, is something that will be admirable, and people will want to be associated with. And look, if I were running the House, I’d have a vote on repeal every single month. – Michael A. Needham in Politico Magazine, November 13, 2013

For years conservatives have been warning lawmakers that Obamacare would harm the American people because it is unaffordable and unworkable. Contrary to liberals’ protestations, Obamacare is a government takeover of healthcare, and the government has proven woefully inadequate for the task.

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Leftists’ Muddled (And Frightening) Message on Life, Marriage, and Family

From marriage, to life, to family, leftists’ message has become so muddled and confusing, it is almost impossible to discern where they truly want America to go besides down. 

In an effort to advance “women’s rights,” liberal feminists have championed abortion for decades.  But to be consistent in their justification of elective abortions, they have to defend sex-selective abortion, a practice that has resulted in disproportionately large swaths of female populations missing worldwide.

Only a handful of states in the U.S. have outlawed the practice, and it is well documented that Planned Parenthood has refused to admit that they will not perform sex-selective abortions unless it has been made illegal.

Arguably, few institutions are more deceptively named than Planned Parenthood; they are in the very lucrative business of preventing parenthood through abortion. 

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Sentinel Story: “Affordable Care Act, That’s a Misnomer If I Ever Heard One”

Our first reaction when we got the letter: I was so enraged and so was Jim.  And we had to just step back from it and just process it and look at what’s really going on in this country.  – Vicki White, Alabama

After nearly 10 years with the individual “blue” plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, with a premium of $402 per month and a $5,000 out of pocket deductible, Vicki and Jim White received a letter in the mail that infuriated them.  They are a hardworking, responsible, healthy couple, so they chose a health insurance plan with a higher deductible, and were putting money in a health savings account. 

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