Americans are Bad At Math
I’ve always maintained that a balanced budget amendment has intuitive appeal. It makes sense to someone running a household that the government should manage their checkbook the same way they do. “Would you favor or oppose a balanced budget amendment — that is, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would require the federal government to produce a balanced budget?” ...
This Week in False Equivalence
Even after Obama admitted voting against the debt ceiling in 2006 was a silly political move, it’s still being raised as equivalent to the actions of the current GOP congress. Symbolically voting ‘no’ against a bill that you know will pass is not the same as holding the economy hostage in an attempt get a constitutional amendment are not, in fact, the same. Equivalence would be...
The Unconsensus Consensus
LEE: Well, look, what I see developing is a growing consensus behind the cut, cap, balance approach. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/2011/07/15/sen-mike-lee-his-debt-plan#ixzz1SIRyWmOv “Do you think any agreement to raise the national debt ceiling should include only spending cuts, or should it also include an increase in taxes for the wealthy and...
Mike Lee's "Very Serious" Proposition to Obama
In a CBS interview, President Obama said he couldn’t guarantee Social Security checks would be mailed out on August 3rd. This outraged Mike Lee, the Utah senator who replaced Bob Bennett because Bennett wasn’t conservative enough ( a concept that is still hard to digest). So, just for a second, we’ll pretend that if eliminating Social Security outright was on the table…...