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Welcome to Shutdown Theater, 2015 Edition

Welcome to Shutdown Theater, 2015 Edition

    By Thomas Knapp Well, here we go again. Sample annual headline: “Republicans Threaten Government Shutdown.” This year’s excuse: A feud over whether or not to continue writing an annual $500 million corporate welfare check to Planned Parenthood. With bated breath, the mainstream media informs us that the usual suspects on Capitol Hill are […]

On John Boehner resigning

On John Boehner resigning

By George Miller Many were surprised to hear that Republican John Boehner is resigning as Speaker of the House, effective October-end. Boehner was the minority leader before the Republicans took over the House in the 2010 elections because of widespread discontent with Obamacare and other Obama-era legislation. Boehner then ascended to the powerful Speakers’ post. That […]

Amnesty hidden in trillion dollar “Omnibus Spending Bill?”

Amnesty hidden in trillion dollar “Omnibus Spending Bill?”

By George Miller At one time, Congress put forth a series of spending bills on different topics, each designed to support, with spending authorizations, what they wanted done. In recent years, because of gridlock in agreeing on priorities and the resulting delays, that has not occurred. Instead, massive catch-all “omnibus” bills have been created to […]

Government “Shutdown?”

Government “Shutdown?”

Viewpoint By George Miller Are the Republicans trying to “shut down” the government? “Shutdown” is the highly misleading term bandied about by demagogues who wish to ram through spending in the form of a “Continuing Resolution” (CR) and blame opposition who were legitimately resisting a relatively small portion of  it. A CR is an omnibus […]