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Commitment to America

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I get a lot of questions about what Republicans will do next year when we take back control of the House of Representatives. These are important questions. After all, we can talk forever about spiraling inflation, record illegal immigration, rising violent crime, foreign policy disasters, fentanyl crisis, “woke” education programs, out of control government bureaucracies, etc. But it’s…

Kicking the Can Down the Road

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If you like peeking behind the curtain and knowing how the sausage is made in Washington, this post is for you. As it stands right now, the federal government is only authorized to spend money through September 30th, which is the end of its fiscal year. Without legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President, a government “shut-down” of non-essential services could happen…

Joe Biden Is Trying To Saddle You With Other People’s Student Debt

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Yet again, Joe Biden is trying to saddle you with other people’s student debt. This latest effort, according to news reports, would “cancel” at least $10,000 in federal student debt for those earning under a certain amount. I put “cancel” in quotes because it’s not canceled at all. Whether it’s the federal government or a private lender, you don’t just erase loans off the books. That’s…

More on the So-called "Inflation Reduction Act"

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I’ll be flying back to Washington this week to vote against this so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.” *** We ought to be flying back TODAY for primetime congressional hearings with the FBI Director on his agency’s contemptible raid on President Trump’s home yesterday. Like I said in my post late last night, we have every reason to question the motives behind this raid, which has all the…

Here We Go Again

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Well, here we go again. Despite inflation at a 40-year high, Senate liberals are close to resurrecting a modified version of their “Build Back Better” plan. Build Back BROKE, as it’s more accurately known, was such a horrible idea that they’re rebranding it with another misleading title: the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Except, of course, there’s nothing in this bill that will actually…

America has officially entered the Biden Recession

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📛 America has officially entered the Biden Recession. Not that there was any doubt, but this morning it was confirmed. Now we know why the White House has been in overdrive lately trying to redefine the common definition of the word recession. More on that in a second. But first, according to data released this morning, our economy shrank during the quarter from April through June.…

A Profound Number

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A stack of 1 trillion pennies would reach the moon, come back to earth, and reach the moon again. Compared to millions and even billions, a trillion is a profound number. Think about this: 🔸 1 million seconds is equivalent to about 11 ½ days. 🔸 1 billion seconds is equivalent to about 31 ½ years. 🔸 1 trillion seconds is equivalent to over 31,710 years. Now think about this: since…

My National Debt Clock Bill

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Tell me this isn’t a great idea. Last night, I introduced a bill in the House that would require a national debt clock be displayed on the floor of the House of Representatives. Perhaps a huge scoreboard-like display behind the Speaker’s chair, or even a jumbotron hanging from the ceiling in the House chamber. I don’t really care what it would look like. The point is many of us in…

What’s Your Solution, Ralph?

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“What’s your solution, Ralph?” I get that question all the time, especially when I talk about wasteful spending in Congress and our $30 trillion in federal debt. Friends, our nation is heading for financial ruin. I’m so tired of being asked to vote “yes” on new spending bills with no offsets. I’m tired of bloated, wasteful government. I’m tired of agency heads who claim they can't do…

Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Wasted

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$50,000 to teach "Indigenous canoe-building."   $350,000 for "exploring the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine."   $3,500,000 for programs addressing "racial equity, climate change, international relations, pandemic recovery, and strengthening democracy."   Hundreds of billions of dollars…