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Shocker: Politicians Say "Not In My Back Yard" To Sequester

Shocker: Politicians Say "Not In My Back Yard" To Sequester

Parochialism is tearing this country apart. We desperately need to cut the federal government down to something taxpayers can actually afford, and while the sequester doesn’t do that it does at least represent substantial spending reductions. But “not in my back yard” say members of Congress, to the surprise of exactly nobody. Sen. Roger Wicker

Question of the Week: How Much Should Congress be Compensated?

A few days back, House Minority Leader spoke out against possible congressional pay cuts tied to sequester with a rather unique argument: “I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi said. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.” My immediate reaction when hearing

As Navy Pays 622% More For Green Fuel, Refueling Of Nuclear Carrier Delayed Due To Fiscal Uncertainties

In what is no doubt intended as an indirect commentary from the military about the possibility of sequester cuts, the fueling and refit of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear carrier, is being delayed due to fiscal uncertainties: The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an

Rebutting Senator Hoeven's Lame Explanation For Voting For The "Fiscal Cliff" Deal

Earlier today Senator John Hoeven’s office sent out a detailed explanation justifying his yes vote for the “fiscal cliff” deal. You can read the full press release here. I thought I’d respond to some of the claims the Senator is making. First, Hoeven says he voted for it because it maintains tax relief for the

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