What the FAA Fight Shows About the Danger of Obama’s Entitlement Reforms

By: Friday April 26, 2013 8:24 am

The sequester cuts are starting to hit multiple groups and programs but so far Congress has only moved swiftly to address a few of them. Two of the biggest are making sure meat inspectors didn’t get furloughed and recently stopping airport delays. What these two changes have in common is that they affect both regular [...]

Obama Wants Yet Another Bipartisan Deficit Gang

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 6:16 am

There has already been the Gang of Six, the Bowles-Simpson Commission, the Gang of Eight, the Super Congress, and the Boehner-Obama negotiation. Even though all these previous bipartisan deficit reduction groups failed, President Obama is apparently not going to stop until he cuts Social Security. According to Politico, Obama is pushing for the formation of [...]

Another Poll Shows Americans Oppose Chained-CPI Cut for Social Security

By: Friday April 19, 2013 7:07 am

There is yet another poll showing that a majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s efforts to cut Social Security benefits by adopting the chained-CPI. The poll also found that American people overwhelmingly think raising the Medicare age would be a bad idea. Only 30 percent favor gradually raising the age while 59 percent oppose it. While our political leaders still seem to be enamored with making old people poorer, it is good to see the American people have roundly rejected two of the worst ideas proposed in Washington.

Actually Charlie Cook, Young People Want to Protect Social Security

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 8:37 am

Political Analyst Charlie Cook apparently decided to drop the “analyst” part from his title when wrote his most recent National Journal column. He claims the way to the heart of my generation is by cutting Social Security, despite this being something Millennials oppose. From Cook: For liberals, Democrats, and others to argue that Social Security [...]

Obama Tries to Make Every False GOP Attack True

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 7:30 am

What I find most ironic about President Obama’s budget is that in trying to find “common ground”, he became the caricature Republicans created about him. Throughout most of Obama’s first term Republicans attacked him based on what were two false premises. The first was that Obama raised taxes on the middle class. Republicans would sometimes [...]

Americans For Tax Reform Call Chained-CPI a Middle Class Tax Increase

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 9:45 am

Here is another reason Republicans are sadly our best hope for protecting Social Security. The powerful conservative group Americans For Tax Reform, founded by Grover Norquist, called chained-CPI a middle class tax increase. Supporting it would be a violation of the tax pledge most Congressional Republicans have signed. From Americans For Tax Reform: On the [...]

Obama’s Plan to Shield Groups From Chained-CPI Proves It Is a Con

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 9:18 am

If chained-CPI was merely a technical fix or a more accurate measure of inflation, it should be applied equally across the entire federal budget. This is not what Obama is proposing. Instead he plans to “shield” many groups from what he claims is only a technical adjustment. From CBS News: White House Press Secretary Jay [...]

Chained-CPI, The Media and Governing by Con

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 6:52 am

President Obama’s proposed switch to chained-CPI is primarily a Social Security benefit cut and a middle class tax increase. Most importantly, it also an elaborate con. It is a con on the American people that Obama feels the media will allow and/or help him pull off. It is not a technical improvement. I’ve heard very [...]

Obama’s Misguided Long Term Priorities

By: Friday April 5, 2013 9:14 am

The Obama administration hasn’t officially decided what to do about the Keystone XL pipeline yet but recent statements made at a fundraising indicate the President is leaning towards approving it. From the New York Times: Mr. Obama appears to be leaning toward the approval of the pipeline, although he did not specifically mention it to [...]

Obama Is the Driving Force Behind Cutting Your Social Security

By: Friday April 5, 2013 7:43 am

If it wasn’t already abundantly clear there is now more proof President Obama really really really wants to cut Social Security benefits for current retirees. Obama will include the chained-CPI, which is a yearly and continuously growing cut to your Social Security benefits, in his budget. From Politico: President Barack Obama will make another run [...]