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Thanks Senator Boozman

As we are all either trying to wind our way down to the new year or get those last couple of presents squared away, Washington, DC was at it again trying to spend away the future. The good news is that Senator Boozman kept his promise to preserve spending limits. We hope that you take […]

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The Progressive Legacy: Part III

February 16, 2012 J

Part 3 of the Thomas Sowell series from Townhall.com. Click here to see parts one and two.

The same presumptions of superior wisdom and virtue behind the interventionism of Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in the domestic economy also led them to be interventionists in other countries.

Theodore Roosevelt was so determined that the United States should intervene against Spain's suppression of an uprising in Cuba that he quit his post as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to organize his own private military force -- called "Rough Riders" -- to fight in what became the Spanish-American war.

President’s Budget Shows Feds Can’t Create ObamaCare ‘Exchanges’

February 15, 2012 J

Interesting. Governor Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel should really start paying attention. According to Politico Pro [$]: More than $860 million of President Barack Obama’s proposed $1 billion increase in the CMS budget will go to building the federal exchange, acting [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said during a budget briefing at HHS […]

The Progressive Legacy: Part II

February 15, 2012 J

Thomas Sowell authors an informative series on progressive theory and history. Thanks to Townhall for publishing it!

Editor's note: This is Part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

"Often wrong but never in doubt" is a phrase that summarizes much of what was done by Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the two giants of the Progressive era, a century ago.

Their legacy is very much alive today, both in their mindset -- including government picking winners and losers in the economy and interventionism in foreign countries -- as well as specific institutions created during the Progressive era, such as the income tax and the Federal Reserve System.

More Budget Scrutiny for State Agencies? Why, Yes, Let’s Have Some of That!

February 14, 2012 J

Kinkade does it again. Paging DF&A. Again… paging DF&A. I’m sure you would agree it’s essential we all know where our tax dollars go. Transparency – it’s what’s for dinner this fiscal session. Erroneous headline alert! Erroneous headline alert! A story over at the Arkansas News Bureau reports that “After Forestry Commission flap, state agencies’ budgets […]

Obama’s budget offers short-term help for economy

February 13, 2012 J

Reducing the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years sounds ok until you take into account that the deficit has increased over $1 trillion per year over the last 4 years. Full story here.

The president will send Congress a budget that will provide short-term help to a struggling economy while offering a long-term plan to deal with soaring deficits, the White House said Sunday. Republicans attacked the spending blueprint as offering more of the same failed solutions for the economy.
The 2013 budget being released Monday will propose public works spending while seeking tax increases on the wealthy and corporations to claim progress on the federal deficit in his upcoming budget. The spending plan projects a deficit for this year of $1.3 trillion, the fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficits, and $901 billion next year.