U.S. Senate Abdicates Power to Declare War; Rejects Paul Amendment

Sep. 14, 2017 by

  — Michael Clayton —   Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 61-36 to kill Senator Rand Paul’s amendment that would have forced Congress to openly debate and authorize wars we are waging in seven different countries. The only Republicans to vote with Senator Paul were Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada. Senator Paul’s amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would have finally put an end to the 2001

It’s official: U.S. National Debt Exceeds $20 TRILLION

Sep. 13, 2017 by

    — John McCardell —   While the country was focused on the devastating hurricanes late last week, another major storm was brewing with our economy but received little fanfare. For the first time in history, our national debt reached the $20 trillion mark after President Trump signed the legislation suspending the debt limit until December 8. In one fell swoop, the debt increased $317,645,000,000 (that’s over 317 billion for those not wanting to count

$19,975,534,446,800 Reasons to use Debt Ceiling Fight to Cut Spending

Aug. 31, 2017 by

  — Michael Clayton —   When Congress returns from August recess next week they will face a plethora of pressing issues – including the fact that the federal government is set to run up against their borrowing limit at the end of September. That’s right, Congress once again has to tackle the dreaded DEBT CEILING, and sure enough political pundits on both sides of the aisle are predicting economic disaster if Congress doesn’t act

Pull them out of the swamp

Jul. 24, 2017 by

These days, about all we hear from Washington, D.C. is how the Senate can’t put together a decent or acceptable ObamaCare repeal bill and Russia, Russia, Russia. There is little oxygen left for Congress or the media to talk about other important issues that simply can’t be ignored. In just over two months (October 1 to be exact), the new fiscal year begins for the U.S. government. At that point, a dozen spending bills need