Sen. Kyl Doesn’t Want Super Congress Grand Bargain, Obama Does

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:54 am

Republican Super Congress member Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ) has come out against the committee trying to reach a “grand bargain” that includes new taxes and entitlement reform. From National Journal: A top Republican on the super committee charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit cuts over 10 years said on Tuesday he will ask fellow [...]

Republican Super Committee Picks Make Grand Bargain Unlikely

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 9:14 am

The Republican congressional leadership have made their six selections for who will serve on the new Super Committee, according the National Journal. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) chose Senators Jon Kyl (AZ), Pat Toomey (PA) and Rob Portman (OH). From the House side Speaker John Boehner (OH) selected Jeb Hensarling (TX), Dave Camp (MI) [...]

Senators from Both Parties Move to Kill Wasteful Ethanol Subsidies

By: Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:59 am

This country’s subsidies for blending ethanol with gasoline is one of our government’s most wasteful and corrupting uses of taxpayer money. The subsidies distort the market, they don’t create jobs, they fail to improve the environment, and most of the funds flow to a few wealthy individuals and well-connected companies. I’m glad to see there [...]

Damn the Deficits, the Children of the Wealthy Need More Tax Breaks

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 10:30 am

Few things better demonstrate the ludicrous futility of the Senate’s deficit hysteria than Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s (D-AR) and John Kyl’s (R-AZ) long fight to cut the estate tax. From The Hill: Their proposal would require Democratic leaders to amend the small-business jobs bill with a provision that sets the estate tax at 35 percent with [...]

I Agree With Sen. Kyl: One Republican Vote Does Not Equal Bipartisanship

By: Tuesday October 6, 2009 8:50 am

Republican Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) said something on Fox News, which, surprisingly, I completely agree with (not a sentence I expected to write this morning): "I don’t think very many people believe that if you have one Republican out of 100, that therefore, it’s a bipartisan bill," Kyl told Fox News. "I don’t know what [...]