You Can’t Even “Shutdown” Obamacare

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 7:05 am

Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-Utah) threat to shut down the government unless President Obama defunds Obamacare is stupid, doomed and unworkable. In case Lee’s inability to properly defend the threat or several Senate Republicans calling it a bad idea are not enough proof that this plan is doomed, there is a new report by the Congressional [...]

House GOP Proud to Pay for Four Months of War with Big Spending Cuts at Home

By: Thursday February 17, 2011 1:00 pm

The new class of House Republicans came to Washington to make cuts, and that is exactly what they have begun doing. They have quite proudly managed to put together a continuing resolution that will cut $61 billion from existing programs. No doubt these Republicans will be held up as “serious people” who are willing to [...]

Talking Filibuster: Enforcing “Two Speech Rule” Will Not Fix Broken Senate

By: Friday February 12, 2010 12:44 pm

It is often heard in response to Republican abuse of the filibuster that the solution is to make them actually talk until they can’t talk any longer, and then pass the bill with a simple majority. There are a variety of problems with this solution, in addition to potentially preventing the Senate from passing more [...]