Feds buying off states with money that increases debt

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Our nation’s founders were more apprehensive about creating an all-powerful central government than they were fearful of intervention by foreign states. For that reason, they created a federalist Constitution designed to check and balance the powers … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government Overreach, Oregon Government, State Budget | 23 Comments

Let’s Talk Turkey – with Uncle Sam

By Steve Buckstein On this Thanksgiving I have to give credit to The Blaze for alerting me to a serious issue of public concern. Apparently the U.S. government, in its collective wisdom, believes that Americans need its help to purchase, … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Federal Budget, Government Waste, Individual Responsiblity, Progressivism | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments

New Monica Wehby ad on govt spending, $17 trillion debt

Posted by at 06:37 | Posted in 2014 Election, Federal Budget, Government Spending, U.S. Senate | 16 Comments

Oregon increasing its appetite for federal money

by Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog Oregon is gorging itself on the the federal pie. The money it gets from the feds rose to 6.1 percent — to $16.4 billion — in 2013-15,  as compared to  2011-13. The Oregon Health Authority got … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Budget, Government Spending, State Budget | 276 Comments

The Sacking of America While the Politicians Preen

The Sacking of America While the Politicians Preen Okay, we just watched the latest installment of political ineptness play out in the fight over the budget and the debt ceiling.  I say political ineptness not because the federal government experienced … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Jobs, Obamacare, President Obama, Public Employees Retirement System | 565 Comments

Shutdown means double pay for Oregon federal workers

by Shelby Sebens| Northwest Watchdog How about we send you home and give you twice your normal salary? Sound like a good deal? In Oregon, about 1,300 federal workers will get double the pay for time off during the 16-day partial … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:32 | Posted in Federal Budget, Federal Government, Unemployment | 17 Comments

Life was simpler under George W. Bush

by NW Spotlight Remember when George W. Bush was president? Back then, it was a simpler time. When something went wrong, you knew who to blame. War overseas? Bush’s fault, even if Congress voted overwhelmingly in support. War casualties? Bush’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:20 | Posted in Afghanistan, Federal Budget, Media, President Obama | 511 Comments

Rep. Greg Walden: President rejected our offer

by Rep. Greg Walden In your family or your job, when you have a disagreement, how to you handle it? You sit down and talk, and find a solution that works for both sides. On Thursday, I joined other leaders … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Federal Budget, President Obama | 2,654 Comments

Sen. Obama voted against debt limit hike

by NW Spotlight Do as I say, not as I do Watchdog.org has a great article today about President Obama trying to justify why he voted against raising the debt limit when he was a senator, but now he criticizes … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:45 | Posted in Federal Budget, President Obama | 697 Comments

Media tells America: Republicans to blame on shutdown

Brit Hume on Fox News yesterday: Media keep telling people Republicans are to blame. Who’s really responsible for shutdown? Government’s status of government services during the shutdown

Posted by at 08:46 | Posted in Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government Overreach, Obamacare, President Obama | 364 Comments

Furloughs Are Designed to Protect the Government Class

You may remember Peggy Joseph, the woman who, in the aftermath of President Obama’s election in 2008, raved on television that Mr. Obama would now pay for her mortgage and her gasoline.  For many she became the face of entitlement.  … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Federal Budget, Government Spending, Oregon Government, PERS, State Budget | 278 Comments

Who’s going to pay for all this?

by Dan Lucas When we talk of the national debt or Oregon’s debt, we’re talking about money our government has already spent that will need to be paid for in the future. When we talk about Social Security, Medicare and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Budget, PERS, Social Security, State Budget | 797 Comments

Paul Ryan vs. Patty Murray: a real budget process emerges

by Eric Shierman On Tuesday, Paul Ryan did what he has done every year this earnest fellow has been chair of the House Budget Committee; he proposed a budget for his committee to vote on and send to the House … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Budget, Fiscal Cliff, President Obama | 22 Comments

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