U.S. Budget and Deficit

Chris Christie News — He Bites The Hand That Feeds Him With Hypocritical Op-Ed

Chris Christie News — He Bites The Hand That Feeds Him With Hypocritical Op-Ed

The latest in Chris Christie news.?What terrible timing for Chris Christie’s op-ed to run in The Wall Street Journal. Chris Christie is now looking hypocritical at best; the focus of his op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday morning is the need to cut taxes in America. This is coming the day after Americans […]

Ben Carson Gets Slapped Down On Fox News For His ‘Biblical’ Flat Tax

Ben Carson Gets Slapped Down On Fox News For His ‘Biblical’ Flat Tax

For those of you keeping score at home, Ben Carson is now 0 for 1 when it comes to his supposedly great ideas which he plans to use as the basis for his 2016 campaign. Seems even Fox News knows this guy is a joke. Carson, appearing on the usually sycophantic airwaves of Fox, specifically […]

Republicans Are Always Wrong – The Bag O’ Nuts Myths: Part 1

Republicans Are Always Wrong – The Bag O’ Nuts Myths: Part 1

Republicans have shown to have a very hard time with change ? probably the reason why they like to deny evolution? or because they have not evolved enough to develop critical thinking, but I digress? One of the diseases plaguing the Tea Party nut bags is what I like to call ?Selective Alzheimer?s? ? or […]

Bernie Sanders Calls Out GOP For Their 2016 Budget Proposal

Bernie Sanders Calls Out GOP For Their 2016 Budget Proposal

Senator Bernie Sanders took one look at the latest budget proposal from Congressional Republicans and immediately said what needed to be said by every Democrat in the country: The GOP will not be happy until the wealthiest Americans have even more money. Sanders, during a meeting of the Senate Budget Committee Tuesday, excoriated the GOP […]

Scott Walker: Doing Away With Income Tax ‘Sounds Pretty Tempting’

Scott Walker: Doing Away With Income Tax ‘Sounds Pretty Tempting’

If by chance Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker does indeed run for and win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, his Democratic opponent will be licking his or her chops in preparation of using some of his more ludicrous statements against him. Walker was in New Hampshire on Saturday, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd as he draws […]

Deficit Has Fallen To Lowest Level Since 2007, Paul Ryan Calls It A ‘Crazy Game’

Deficit Has Fallen To Lowest Level Since 2007, Paul Ryan Calls It A ‘Crazy Game’

We’ve all heard Republicans bemoaning the fact that the federal deficit has grown under President Obama, even though the numbers show that the deficit has fallen to the lowest level since 2007. And yet just yesterday the GOP passed permanent tax cuts for businesses that would add $77 billion to the deficit over the next […]

Won’t Vax? Then Pay a Tax!

Won’t Vax? Then Pay a Tax!

Two law professors and ?the assistant director of a vaccine program at a children’s hospital?recently wrote?a research paper that makes an interesting?proposal: if a family chooses not to vaccinate their child or children, and does not have a special medical dispensation, then they should be levied a tax. Charlotte Moser of the Children’s Hospital of […]

The Swiss Army Knife That Is Obamacare: Cuts Costs, Deficits, Numbers of Uninsured

The Swiss Army Knife That Is Obamacare: Cuts Costs, Deficits, Numbers of Uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Monday that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will cost $1.35 trillion, which is 20 percent less than what they originally expected. This is nearly 33 percent less than the $2 trillion that Republicans predicted it would cost. It should be no surprise that Republicans got this […]

Obama To Propose Tax Hike On Richest Americans

Obama To Propose Tax Hike On Richest Americans

Saturday night, a senior Obama Administration official, who spoke on the condition on anonymity, revealed that President Obama plans to layout a new tax plan in his Tuesday State of the Union address that would benefit millions of Americans and raise $320 billion over the course of a decade. According to the anonymous official, Obama’s […]

What Did Congress Sneak Into The Last-Minute Spending Deal?

What Did Congress Sneak Into The Last-Minute Spending Deal?

What Did Congress Sneak Into the Last-Minute Spending Deal? To shut down the government or not shut it down? Republicans and Democrats have until 11:59 p.m. to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September of next year and avoid a government shutdown. As of Thursday morning, the deal is expected […]

Should Marijuana Continue To Be A Casualty Of The ‘War On Drugs?’

Should Marijuana Continue To Be A Casualty Of The ‘War On Drugs?’

Now that?more and more states have decriminalized and in some cases completely legalized the sale of marijuana, Mexican cartels are reported to have been significantly hamstrung by the loss of revenue. The results in those states who chose legalization have been so overwhelmingly positive, two more states and our nation’s capitol elected to legalize in […]

These 14 Surprising Charts Show Exactly Where Your 2013 Taxes Went

These 14 Surprising Charts Show Exactly Where Your 2013 Taxes Went

It’s difficult to wrap our minds around the billions and trillions of dollars that are working at the government level. We know we pay taxes. Most of us know exactly how much. But where exactly does it go? From Campaign for America’s Future: But what if tax day was something we could be proud of […]

Paul Ryan’s New Budget Plan: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Paul Ryan’s New Budget Plan: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Tomorrow US Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) will unveil his new House budget plan. The 204 page critique will focus on slashing federal programs such as Medicaid and Head Start, and outlining a plan to reform federal welfare programs. Ryan, who has never worked in the private sector and collected Social Security survivor benefits after the […]

Veterans Fall Victim To Benefit Cuts In New Bipartisan Budget Deal

Veterans Fall Victim To Benefit Cuts In New Bipartisan Budget Deal

A wave of GOP opposition and the negative effects on U.S. military members wasn’t enough to keep the Ryan-Murray budget from passing the house 332-94, or the Senate 64-36. It is now moving toward President Barack Obama who has signaled his support for the plan. Recently a budget deal was brokered between House Budget Committee […]

Budget Deal Grabs Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

Budget Deal Grabs Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

The proposed budget deal between the House, represented by Paul Ryan, and the Senate, represented by Patty Murray, once again proves that Democrats will, without fail, protect and preserve the prominence and power of the Republican Party. It was announced today that it is believed the Senate has the votes to pass this “deal.” How […]

Meet The Millionaire Who Wants To Raise The Minimum Wage

Meet The Millionaire Who Wants To Raise The Minimum Wage

We have a new hot-button political issue to talk about these days and it’s none other than the minimum wage. By and large Democrats are for a minimum wage hike and Republicans are starkly against it. Either way it’s hard to deny that the plight of the low-wage worker is a very real problem on […]

Billionaire Apologizes For Wealth Accumulated ‘At Expense Of Workers’

Billionaire Apologizes For Wealth Accumulated ‘At Expense Of Workers’

It has been mentioned before here at the Liberal Conservative that this guy loves Pope Francis. The man is a self-aware, loving, kind, open-hearted, open-minded gentleman. In other words, he’s a stand out among a collection of bitter, angry, greedy, and selfish people. Much like 69-year-old California billionaire, William Gross. Gross is a certifiable billionaire […]