• Rhetoric vs. Reality: Education Priorities in the Administration's FY 2013 Budget
    Mar 27, 2012  - On Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the president’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request for the Department of Education. If the secretary’s recent appearance in front of the House Appropriations Committee is any ind... More
  • Doubling Down on Failed Stimulus Policies
    Feb 17, 2012  - Hours before the nation recognized the anniversary of President Obama’s failed stimulus plan, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced unemployment could stay above 8 percent for the next three years. We are experiencing the longest run of high unemployment since the Great Depression, d... More
  • More Broken Promises, Fuzzy Math from Obama Administration
    Oct 7, 2011  - Almost immediately after releasing a new report that claims the president’s latest stimulus proposal will “support nearly 400,000 education jobs,” administration officials tried to downplay promises of lasting job creation. According to Wednesday’s Daily Caller article, “White House promises, then r... More
  • The Failure of “Recovery Summer” is No Laughing Matter
    Jun 17, 2011  - One year ago, the Obama administration promised the American people the summer of 2010 was “poised to be the most active Recovery Act season yet.” This was just one more assurance on top of many, including the claim that the $830 billion stimulus bill would invest in “shovel ready” projects to creat... More
  • A Banner Day for Union Bosses
    Aug 10, 2010  - Today is a very good day for powerful union leaders. Congress was summoned back into session – with great complexity and expense – to vote on a multi-billion dollar bailout for unionized state workers. At the same time, the Obama administration is preparing to rollback reporting requirements for uni... More
  • Will House Democrats Continue to Delay Troop Support in the Name of Government Bailouts?
    Jul 19, 2010  - The head of President Obama’s “fiscal responsibility” commission recently made headlines for stating the obvious: the nation’s $13 trillion (and counting) in debt is a “cancer” on our country. Erskine Bowles, commission co-chair and former White House Chief of Staff for President Clinton, called for... More
  • Another Day, Another Report of Rising Costs Under ObamaCare
    Jun 30, 2010  - More than a year ago, President Obama declared national health care spending had placed the country “on an unsustainable course that threatens the financial stability of families, businesses and government itself.” The president described health care reform as a “necessity that cannot wait.” Despite... More