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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

You’re more than likely familiar with Aesop’s brief fable of a mouse and a lion. If you’ve lived under a rock your whole life I’ll bring you up to speed: A mouse convinces a lion to spare his life in exchange for the promise of a future favor. Cue the future. The lion finds himself trapped in a hunter’s net and the mouse responds to his roar and saves him from the net. It’s a quaint story with a timeless message, that is, a kindness is never wasted. It’s a nice thought but we don’t live in a fable, we… Keep Reading

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Senator Rand Paul Won’t Vote For Spending Bill That Adds To Deficit

Congress has a spending problem, much like the rest of the federal government. Most elected politicians are fine with pushing their pet projects and making heavy promises without concern for the overall financial condition of the nation. But there are a handful of politicians who will make difficult positions and stick to them, one of them being the son of former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) announced that he will not vote an end-of-year spending bill that adds to the deficit. In a tweet, the Senator stated he could not in good conscience vote to add to… Keep Reading

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Mick Mulvaney Admits He Holds Frightening Level Of Power As Head Of Consumer Bureau

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has risen from the ranks of the House Freedom Caucus to become one of the most powerful Trump administration officials in the country, as he becomes the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He says his level of power should “frighten” the masses, because the amount of centralized power that has amassed in Washington D.C. “The structure of the CFPB is just fundamentally flawed. Authority that I have now as the acting director really should frighten people,” Mulvaney said on an episode of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Fox Business. “You can sit… Keep Reading

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Rep. Justin Amash Slams Sellout Republicans Who Support Deficit Spending

While social issues and certain philosophical differences separate Democrats and Republicans on the spectrum, in terms of power, they agree on a great deal. There can never be too much power and money in Washington D.C. This was all supposed to change, however, at least for the Republican Party. In response to the rise of former President Barack Obama, the tea party movement rose to prominence pushing a limited government message that centered around fiscal conservatism. Many believed that spending was out of control and the debt was sinking any prosperity this country could hope to find. Congressman Justin Amash… Keep Reading

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Mulvaney, Mnuchin Divided On ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Increase

A recent interview by the New York Times suggests Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney are divided on the issue of whether the administration should push for a ‘clean’ debt ceiling increase or attach preconditions to it. Mulvaney told the Times that, “Steven is on record in his hearings last week that his preference is to see the debt ceiling raise clean…I think I’ve made it clear that my preference would be to add some spending reforms to it.” Asked what types of reforms he would seek to add, Mulvaney mentioned “changing the Budget Act of 1974” and pushing… Keep Reading

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Mulvaney Testifies That Trump’s Pro-growth Policy Will Help Balance The Budget

Today, the Senate Budget Committee heard testimony on President Trump’s 2018 Budget. Today’s witness was Mick Mulvaney, director of OMB. Each Senator had five minutes to ask questions about the proposed budget. Most Senators chose to make long statements for the cameras. Very few questions asked by either side were made in an attempt to actually understand something that they did not already know. One of the leading issues raised by the minority party was that Trump assumed 2.9% growth each year for the next 10 years. Almost every Democrat Senator mentioned this issue and how irresponsible it is for… Keep Reading

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Mulvaney Answers Congress’ Questions About Trump’s 2018 Budget

Former Congressman and House Budget Committee member Mick Mulvaney returns to the House Budget Committee today to testify on the details of Trump’s 2018 Budget. Mulvaney returned as the director of Office of Management and Budget. Before the hearing started, one could see Mulvaney casually talking to various members who he had served with just a few months ago. During the over three-hour hearing, Republican committee members praised the Trump budget for its vision to balance the budget within 10 years. Meanwhile, every Democratic member gave long grandstanding demonizing speeches as to why their pet government project (several of which… Keep Reading

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Trump Administration Unveils The Most Libertarian Budget In History, But Will Congress Approve It?

Fiscally conservative critics of President Trump were shocked today as his first budget was announced. Trump’s budget office director, Mick Mulvaney unveiled a budget today that would cut $3.6 trillion in federal spending over the next decade. The only thing standing in the way of this libertarian budget is Congress. The Trump proposal may be too ambitious to be palatable for Congress. In spite of the Congress being dominated by Republican lawmakers, they have been reticent to making even the slightest of cuts to future government spending for many years. The GOP-dominated Congress even approved all of the Obama administration’s… Keep Reading

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Media Lies, Trump Increases Medicaid Spending

Today, Donald Trump released his 2018 Taxpayer First Budget. Like clockwork, the liberal media immediately proclaimed that Donald Trump broke his campaign promises not to cut Medicaid. One would expect liberal blogs like Mother Jones to deliberately lie about President Trump’s budget. However, even Forbes lied with an article today titled “Trump Budget Cuts Social Security And Medicaid, Breaking Major Promises”. Keep Reading

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Mulvaney Discovers 300 Billion In Unauthorized Government Spending

Ronald Reagan famously stated that “a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” Yesterday, Mick Mulvaney, in the White House Briefing Room announced that his team has discovered over $300 Billion per year in unauthorized government spending. Mulvaney announced that past government budgets have continued to spend money on these programs that Congress only authorized for a set period of time. With the National debt getting close to $20 Trillion, a savings of $300 Billion a year is substantial. Keep Reading

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Trump’s Budget Director Scrambles To Ready 4,000 Page Proposal For Next Week’s Deadline

Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, joked this week that President Trump’s first budget is “not for public consumption yet.” Mulvaney may not be joking for long, as he and his cohorts have less than a week to get the massive budget prepared for unveiling. “I have to go home and read 4,000 pages of budget,” Mulvaney said to a group of conservative legal minds at the Federalist Society on Wednesday, according to a Washington Examiner report. Mulvaney is undaunted by the gargantuan task of reviewing and preparing the budget that lies ahead of him.… Keep Reading

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