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DNC - Sen. Corker Calls Out Fellow Republicans for Ridiculous Gov’t Shutdown Plan

Senator Bob Corker Calls out Republicans for "taking themselves out of the debate" by Threatening to Shutdown the Government


This morning, Senator Bob Corker called out his fellow Republicans for, "taking themselves out of the debate" by threatening to shutdown the government unless Obamacare is defunded. Corker joined an ever growing group of Republicans and conservative leaders criticizing this partisan stunt, calling it a “silly effort” and not “very courageous.” This is just the latest example of the extreme wing of the Republican Party resorting to obstructionist partisan ploys instead of engaging on the real issues important to the American people.






Chuck Todd: I want to move to the debate going on in your party and having to do with how the debt ceiling negotiation and sequester negotiations and whether funding of the President’s health care law should be used as a bargaining chip. What say you?

Senator Corker: I think it's a silly effort and what people are really saying who are behind that effort is we don't have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions. We want to take ourselves out of the debate and act like we are being principled to the American people by saying if there is one dime of funding for Obamacare we are not going to vote for the CR. I don’t look at that as very courageous. Most of us see through it and realize these people are really just taking themselves out of the debate. We’ve got an opportunity to get our country right as it relates to fiscal issues. We have taken big steps and when people take themselves out of the game like this, I think people see through it and they understand what's really taking place.


ALG's Daily Grind - Does human nature compel overborrowing? 

June 14, 2013

Does human nature compel overborrowing?

If man always needs credit because of the need to grow and expand, and he is incapable of controlling credit and debt, then human nature is to indulge until it all collapses.

Virginia Republicans fail to protect tax-hiking incumbents

Two Virginia House of Delegates members primaried for passing the highest tax increase in the Commonwealth's history.

Liberalism is bankrupt

This worldview diagnoses government problems as merely a question of bad management or lack of funding, which is why federal government workers and contractors have become in the past decade some of the most highly educated and best paid people in America.

Bovard: The Reality of Feel-Good Government

"After nearly 20 years and billions of taxpayer dollars, AmeriCorps has little to show."


CanKicksBack - Fmr. Gov. Mitch Daniels to Give "Tele-Commencement" Address on Millennials, Debt & Economy







Fmr. Gov. Mitch Daniels to Speak on the State of the Economy for College Graduates of the Class of 2013 and Young Americans

When: Tuesday, June 4 at 9:30 AM ET

Dial-in: 800-768-3591 | "Tele-Commencement" | RSVP


  • Mitch Daniels - President, Purdue University; former Governor of Indiana
  • Ryan Schoenike - Executive Director, The Can Kicks Back
  • Christopher Breene - Recent college graduate, University of Rhode Island
  • Emily Thuja - Young professional from Ithaca NY

What: Millennial unemployment stands at 11.1%, with many more young people underemployed and malemployed. This conference call will address the role that our growing national debt has on holding back economic growth and what needs to be done to fix the problem. The line will be open for media Q&A after the first 12 minutes of speakers' comments. 

About: The Can Kicks Back (TCKB) is a non-partisan, Millennial-driven campaign to fix the national debt and reclaim our American Dream. More info:


ALG's Daily Grind - Deficit falls to $642 billion in 2013, but debt will still rise by more than $800 billion

May 17, 2013

Deficit falls to $642 billion in 2013, but debt will still rise by more than $800 billion

Don't forget about the government's direct and guaranteed loan programs, plus the growth of debt in the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Democrats Caving to Labor Pressure on Perez Nomination

ALG's Mehrens: "Perez has demonstrated time and again not only a strong willingness, but almost a zeal, to subvert the law to meet his own political agenda."

Oops, maybe government is tyrannical

Practically overnight people labeled conspiracy theorists by the elite were proven prescient interpreters of how big government operates when news broke last Friday that the IRS targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny in their tax-exempt applications.

Epstein: Watching Obamacare Unravel

"The 'Affordable Care Act' is becoming an unsustainable mess. It's time to scrap it entirely."


NRSC - Shaheen Budget Will Hurt New Hampshire 

Shaheen's Support of Unbalanced Budget, Tax Hikes Will Cost New Hampshire Thousands of Jobs, Families Over $2,400 Each Year

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats introduced their budget last week— the first time they have done so in four years.  The Democrat plan raises taxes, increases debt and spending and never balances. Ever. Senator Jeanne Shaheen hasnt ruled out supporting this disastrous budget, which Politico reported is to "the left of [President] Obama himself," and will cost the average New Hampshire family over $2,400 per year and the state an average of over 2,600 jobs per year over the next ten years according to a Committee Report.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is calling on Shaheen to oppose the Democratic Senate Budget because of the devastating effects it has on New Hampshire families and the state:

“Support for this budget shows that Jeanne Shaheen believes that Congress spends money so well that families in New Hampshire should send even more of their dollars to Washington.  Not only is Shaheen likely to support a budget that never balances, it destroys thousands of jobs in New Hampshire and will cost the average family more than $2,400 each year," said NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring.


  • The Senate Democrats’ Budget Will Cost the Average Family in New Hampshire Over $2,400 each year. (Impact Of The Murray Budget, Senate Budget Committee Republican Staff, 3/14/13)
  • The Senate Democrats' Budget Includes $100 Billion In New Stimulus Spending. (Sam Stein, “Senate Democrats' Budget Includes $1.85 Trillion In Savings Through Mix Of Tax Increases, Spending Cuts,” The Huffington Post, 3/12/13)
  • The Senate Democrats' Budget Includes $1 Trillion in new Revenue (Manu Raju, “Patty Murray Budget: $1 Trillion In New Revenue,” Politico, 3/12/13)
  • The Senate Democrats' Budget Also Would Not Balance The Budget—Unlike Paul Ryan’s Plan.  (Manu Raju, “Patty Murray Budget: $1 Trillion In New Revenue,” Politico, 3/12/13)
  • On deficits & debt-to-GDP ratios, the Senate Democrats' Budget even underperforms the liberal Congressional Black Caucus budget (Comparing the Budgets on Spending, Revenue, Deficits, & Debt, The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 3/15/13)