Toughness is not an adjective that one would use to describe either of Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. Yet with respect to leadership in the Congress, toughness has never been more urgently called for.
If President Trump wants to get Congress off the dime in dealing with Obamacare, he can do it with an executive order forcing Congress to eat its own cooking.
For reasons that are becoming harder to understand with each passing week, the GOP majorities in both houses of Congress can’t bring themselves to act like the majority.
The erosion of liberty happens in increments. Few alive today know that the federal income tax as we know it started at a mere one percent on all incomes up to an amount equal to $10.5 million in today’s dollars.
So now it’s the American Jobs Act and $400 billion in the form of money that we don’t have to be thrown at fixing roads and bridges and job training for the unemployed.
Following 9/11Continental Airlines was in nowhere near the financial trouble the U.S. government is in now. Yet Continental’s CEO made dramatic cuts to his company’s expenses to ensure economic survival. No one in Washington is making any such proposal for the United States.
Republicans may wish to avoid a fight with Democrats that results in a government shutdown. But wishing not to fight and refusing to fight are two different things. It’s time to fight.
Three days after Christmas in 1975 the Dallas Cowboys were faced with ending their season by losing the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
Since 1960, the country has been in a tug-of-war between those on the right that believe that one can only be truly free when one accepts full responsibility for one’s own life…
The late U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen was of an era of quotable politicians. It was Dirksen who famously said, “A billion here and a billion there and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”