Right Turn: budget


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Democrats say the darndest things

What they say isn’t what they do.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Energy, minimum wage, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/01/2014

GOP reclaims strong on defense mantle

Republicans are strong on defense again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, defense spending

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Far right attacks a clean debt-ceiling bill

Outside groups continue to focus on making money, not running the government.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, conservative movement, debt ceiling

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Other CBO nuggets

The CBO’s report has bad news aside from Obamacare’s anti-work impact.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CBO, economy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Cutting money for the oppressed

The president slashes human rights funding.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, human rights

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/17/2013

The Senate margin

More than enough GOP senators voted for cloture on the budget.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Senate 2014

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Voting no on the budget, yet happy it passes

Why so many conservatives will vote no and be happy the budget passes

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

A big win for Ryan, the GOP and the country

The budget win and the size of the win signify the ground has shifted on Capitol Hill and within the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Rubio’s fecklessness alienates supporters

Sen. Marco Rubio sounds like another right-wing crank.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, conservative movement, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Reaction to the budget deal

Positive reaction to the budget deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013

A budget: Good for the economy, for national security and for the GOP

The Ryan-Murray budget deal is a good one for conservatives and for the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Rep. Paul Ryan, Shutdown

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Budget follies

An anticipated budget deal has the shutdown squad in hysterics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Sequester

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Can they make some deals?

There might be a window of opportunity for a very modest deal or two.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, gop house, GOP Senate

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/20/2013

The not-so grand bargain

In the wake of the shutdown, there is hope for deals in three areas.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, Obamacare, Tax reform

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Four sides in a complicated fight

There are really four sides, not two, in the fiscal fights this fall.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Is Obama losing it?

President Obama has never been less equipped to battle Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, media

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Obamacare and debt ceiling ping-pong

A guide to the budget Kabuki.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, House GOP, Obamacare, White House

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

CBO report suggests a different ‘grand bargain’

The CBO says we haven’t fixed the debt problem and we’ve been focused on the wrong things.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CBO, Debt, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013

GOP can do better than Obamacare for a fraction of the cost

Republicans have an opening to present an alternative to Obamacare that is better for consumers and a fraction of the cost.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, House GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Why didn't Heritage try to primary Sen. Jim DeMint?

Heritage and its president didn't always have a shutdown litmus test.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, Heritage, Jim DeMint

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Make the president a counteroffer

The president's latest grand bargain makes little policy sense, but he's right about stripping out the no-can-do items.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Jobs, taxes

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Cruz is right: The GOP should be 'scared'

Ted Cruz has it partially right about 'scared' Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/12/2013

You get what you pay for, even on defense

Defense spending must be reconnected to the strategy objectives we have.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense Budget, Defense Department

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Chuck Hagel, in the dark -- still

Secretary of defense isn't actually doing anything.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Pentagon conundrum

Hawks need to rethink their approach to defense spending and work on reform of the Pentagon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Defense, Pentagon

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Any closer to tax reform?

Have the prospects for tax reform really improved?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, IRS, taxes

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/19/2013

Obama's budget is another instance of lost credibility

President Obama's budget doesn't match his rhetoric, a common occurance these days in an administration that's burned its bridges with the press and the public.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Obama scandals

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/15/2013

New deficit figures, new opportunities

The new deficit figures can change the debate in Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, taxes

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Obama's FAA collapse

The president crumbles again on the sequester.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:36 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, FAA, Sequester

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/24/2013

The White House's FAA fakery

The Obama administration is up to its old tricks, trying to extort taxpayers by hold air travellers hostage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, FAA, Sequester

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013

It's the spending

Take away the labels and the public is more in sync with the GOP on the budget, spending and the debt.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Debt, spending

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Begin the negotiations! Between the White House and Senate

The negotiations should begin -- between the Pentagon and the White House and the Senate Democrats and the White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, Pentagon

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Not balanced, in fact regressive

President Obama's budget is a massive tax hike with a small spending buump.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, taxes

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Chain CPI, muzzle Walden

Republican demagogues don't help the party or the country on critical entitlement reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, House GOP, Social Security

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013

GOP budget heads 'disappointed'

Sen. Jeff Sessions and Rep. Paul Ryan dismiss the president's budget

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, taxes

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/10/2013

GOP reacts to Obama budget

Obama's budget DOA with GOP

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Debet, entitlement reform, taxes

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Time to align the budget with reality

Politicians must realign priorities.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, Sequester

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Don't conservatives like people?

It's fine, conservatives, to let on that you care about people.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Conservatives, entitlement reform, GOP

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Paul Ryan talks to Right Turn

Rep Paul Ryan sketches out the budget differences between the parties, leaving one to wonder if a budget deal is impossible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan, Tax reform

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Truth trumps parody

Politicians are behaving in ludicrous ways so no wonder parody is taken for truth.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Debt, Media bias, Paul Krugman

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Democrats: The party of no

Republicans have their troubles but their rivals are out of ideas.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, Republican Party, taxes

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Budget battles

The budget battles are heating up, absent the president thank goodness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, entitlement reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/08/2013

The jobs picture

The Feb. jobs report is good news, and makes conservative policy-makers' jobs easier.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, Jobs

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Sequester fabrication revealed

The White House admits its sequestration exaggeration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:13 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Media bias, Sequester

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/22/2013

White House and media cry wolf

The sequester will leave domestic discretionary spending 10 percent higher than in 2008.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, defense spending, domestic spending, Sequester

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Why do we let hysterics run our government?

The howls about sequester doom are untethered to reality.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Sequester, taxes

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Sequester posturing

Liberals delude themselves if they think the GOP is going to back away from the sequester.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Defense, Sequester, taxes

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/05/2013

White House sequester antics

Republicans reject the president's invitation to raise taxes in lieu of the sequester.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Fiscal Cliff, Sequester, taxes

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Obama's thirst for taxes

President Obama made clear he wants more revenue so the spendiing cuts can be small.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Fiscal Cliff, President Obama, Speaker of the House, taxes

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Six questions for the Senate Democrats' budget

The party's era of irresponsible hiding is over.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Senate Democrats, taxes

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013

House Republicans play it smart on debt ceiling

The GOP has learned its lesson and come up with a smart approach to the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, House Republicans

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Jack Lew's truth problem

Jack Lew has not demonstrated the most important quality we need in a Treasury secretary.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget, Jack Lew, Obama cabinet, Treasury Department

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012

The lapdog media

The media never asks Obama the tough questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, budget, Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, Immigration reform, Media bias, Second Term, Simpson Bowles, Syria

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Obama needs a defense budget to match his vision

If Obama now appreciates American firepower, mustn’t we pay for it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, national security