Will Obama Go Fascist on the Debt Ceiling?

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch Barack Obama has sometimes been fond of branding his Republican foes “hostage-takers,” but officials in his administration have found a new hostage in their negotiations over raising the debt ceiling: the U.S. Constitution. The president’s advisers and several “unbiased” media outlets are suggesting if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling, Barack … [Read more...]

Death (Panels) and Taxes

Barack Obama has unveiled his agenda for balancing the budget: Raising taxes on the living, then sending them to an early grave. In his speech this afternoon, Obama confirmed long-running suspicions that he views extravagant expenditures as “core investments,” believes all wealth belongs to the government, questions the “patriotism” of those who believe in limited government, and plans to set … [Read more...]

Obama Inches U.S Toward Debt Crisis, or Bankruptcy

As Barack Obama held his first press conference in months to promote his new $50 billion economic payback to unions, it bears reading a little-known reports from the Congressional Budget Office admitting out-of-control spending is leading us perilously close to a Greek-style meltdown. CNSNews.com has uncovered an obscure CBO report from July that states, "Combined with an unfavorable long-term … [Read more...]

Costly Shibboleths

Barack Obama set out a few modest goals in his address to both chambers of Congress last night: cure cancer, reform Social Security and Medicare, destroy al-Qaeda, end our dependence on foreign oil, promise education to every American "from the day they are born" to the day they begin work, and "save our planet from the ravages of climate change." The few prescriptions for accomplishing these … [Read more...]