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HOW THE HOUSE BUDGET WOULD BOOST THE ECONOMY

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

 

The Wall Street Journal

  • March 19, 2013

How the House Budget Would Boost the

Economy

Slowing federal spending will alleviate fears of higher future taxes, spurring more investment and consumption.

By JOHN F. COGAN AND JOHN B. TAYLOR

Messrs. Cogan and Taylor are professors at Stanford and senior fellows at the Hoover Institution. The macroeconomic model used in their research was published last month in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, with updated results at Hoover’s Economic Policy Working Group website.

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: According to our research, the spending restraint and balanced-budget parts of the House Budget Committee plan would boost the economy immediately. With the Budget Committee’s proposed tax reform included, the immediate impact would be even larger. The entire plan would raise gross domestic product by one percentage point in 2014, equivalent to about a $1,500 increase for each U.S. household. Ten years from now, at the end of the official budget horizon, we estimate that the entire plan would raise GDP by three percentage points, or more than $4,000 for each U.S. household……

The reductions in the growth rate of spending are to be achieved primarily through entitlement reforms. The Affordable Care Act would be repealed. Medicaid and food-stamp administration would be turned over to the states. Medicare would be fundamentally reformed. Anti-fraud measures would be applied to federal disability programs. Among the major entitlement programs, only Social Security would remain unchanged; this is a deficiency in the plan. As for discretionary spending, the House budget plan would provide for only slight reductions from the levels that are set by the budget sequester.

This week the House of Representatives will vote on its Budget Committee plan, which would bring federal finances into balance by 2023. The plan would do so by gradually slowing the growth in federal spending without raising taxes.

Still, the plan has been denounced by naysayers who assert that it would harm the economic recovery and that, at the least, any spending reductions should be put off until later. This thinking is just as wrong now as it was in the 1970s. (more…)

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VIDEO – PAUL RYAN’S SPEECH AT CPAC 2013

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

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RYAN’S BENGHAZI SURPRISE BY LARRY KUDLOW

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

 

Ryan’s Benghazi Surprise

Ryan s Benghazi Surprise

The irony of ironies: The Biden-Ryan debate was more about foreign policy than the economy and jobs. And yet another irony: Paul Ryan, an expert on all things fiscal, revealed a much better knowledge base of foreign policy than anyone thought existed. Shows how smart and well-rounded he really is.

In fact, Ryan’s Benghazi slam, right out of the chute, won him the debate. This terrorist attack is going to be a huge presidential-race issue. Americans are furious at the Obama-Biden-Clinton stupidity and mismanagement surrounding the tragic Benghazi deaths. They are enraged at the Benghazi cover-up. Ryan accused Biden of malfeasance in every aspect of this tragedy. It was a tremendous body slam right from the start.

And Biden mislead everyone with a string of falsehoods. He said the administration did not have complete intelligence at the start of the crisis. But we now know they did have sufficient intelligence to realize that the killing of Ambassador Stevens and three others had nothing to do with spontaneous reactions to a YouTube video, and that it was a planned al-Qaeda attack.

Then Biden denied that the State Department asked the White House for stronger Benghazi security and was turned down on several occasions. But we know this to be true from various sources. We even know that State Department officials saw the Benghazi attack in real time. These untruths will dog Biden on the campaign trail. (more…)

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KRAUTHAMMER – WHEN YOU’RE BEHIND, SAFE IS FATAL !

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Go large, Mitt

By , Published: September 27

In mid-September 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed and the bottom fell out of the financial system. Barack Obama handled it coolly. John McCain did not. Obama won the presidency. (Given the country’s condition, he would have won anyway. But this sealed it.)

Four years later, mid-September 2012, the U.S. mission in Benghazi went up in flames, as did Obama’s entire Middle East policy of apology and accommodation. Obama once again played it cool, effectively ignoring the attack and the region-wide American humiliation. “Bumps in the road,” he said. Nodding tamely were the mainstream media, who would have rained a week of vitriol on Mitt Romney had he so casually dismissed the murder of a U.S. ambassador, the raising of the black Salafist flag over four U.S. embassies and the epidemic of virulent anti-American demonstrations from Tunisia to Sri Lanka (!) to Indonesia.

Obama seems not even to understand what happened. He responded with a groveling address to the U.N. General Assembly that contained no less than six denunciations of a crackpot video, while offering cringe-worthy platitudes about the need for governments to live up to the ideals of the United Nations.

The United Nations being an institution of surpassing cynicism and mendacity, the speech was so naive it would have made a fine middle-school commencement address. Instead, it was a plaintive plea by the world’s alleged superpower to be treated nicely by a roomful of the most corrupt, repressive, tin-pot regimes on earth.

Yet Romney totally fumbled away the opportunity. Here was a chance to make the straightforward case about where Obama’s feckless approach to the region’s tyrants has brought us, connecting the dots of the disparate attacks as a natural response of the more virulent Islamist elements to a once-hegemonic power in retreat. Instead, Romney did two things: (more…)

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VIDEO – INTERVIEW OF ROMNEY AND RYAN

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

FOX NEWS INTERVIEW OF MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012

 

 

 

Published on The Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com)

The GOP’s ’76ers

Matthew Continetti

September 3, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 47
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  The American Revolution was fought not only to achieve independence from the British Empire, but also to realize independence for self-governing citizens. But America and Americans have become increasingly dependent in recent years. We are dependent on the government for jobs, for benefits, for pensions, and for health care. We are dependent on overseas energy and on cheap goods from China. We are dependent on consumer debt issued by a consolidated financial system in which the largest, Too Big to Fail institutions and their agents rig the game in their favor (see Rubin, Robert). Our economy seems dependent on an erratic and unaccountable Federal Reserve

‘America is more than just a place,” Paul Ryan told the Norfolk, Virginia, crowd during his first speech as Mitt Romney’s running mate. “It’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government.” The audience roared at this mention of natural rights. Ryan uses similar language in almost every stump speech. He wins applause every time.

Mitt Romney’s selection of Ryan was significant for many reasons, but here is one that hasn’t been much commented on: It gives the Republican ticket a newfound and solid grounding in the language of the Declaration of Independence. When Ryan makes the Republican case, he does not limit his argument to economic efficiency, enhanced productivity, cost cutting, or laissez-faire. He has expanded the scope of debate to include foundational principles of government.

Is the federal government supposed to cater to our every need or desire, or did the Founders have another purpose in mind? Does government grant us social and economic rights in an ever-evolving process, or do we derive those rights from an unchanging human nature that precedes the institution of government? Does government have the responsibility to redistribute property in accordance with theoretical and arbitrary ideas of fairness, or should it rather concentrate on ensuring that property is earned fairly and in accordance with the rule of law? (more…)

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PHOTOS – GRAND FINALE – REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 2012

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

 

 

 

OUR U.S. OLYMPIANS

 

 

CLINT EASTWOOD

 

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO OF FLORIDA

 

HERE COMES MITT !

 

MITT GREETING THE CROWDS

 

 

PAUL RYAN AND HIS WIFE, JANNA

 

 

MITT ROMNEY

 

 

ANN ROMNEY

 

THE DEBT CLOCK

 

THE CLOCK IS TICKING !

 

 

MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN

 

 

BALLOONS DROPPING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL AND JANNA RYAN

 

MITT AND ANN ROMNEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PHOTOS – DAY 3 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN

 

 

PRESIDENT REAGAN AND MIKHAIL GORBACHEV

 

TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

 

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND HIS FATHER, PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH

 

 

FROM THE LEFT: FORMER FIRST LADIES BARBARA BUSH AND LAURA BUSH

 

 

 

INAUGURATION, GEORGE H. W. BUSH

 

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

 

SENATOR ROB PORTMAN OF OHIO

 

FORMER GOVERNOR TIM PAWLENTY OF MINNESOTA

 

FORMER GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE OF ARKANSAS

 

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, CONDOLEEZZA RICE

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT NOMINEE REPRESENTATIVE PAUL RYAN OF WISCONSIN

 

PAUL RYAN’S WIFE, JANNA AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN

 

 

 

 

SENATOR RICHARD BURR OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

 

BRET BAIER OF FOX NEWS

 

STEPHEN HAYES OF THE WEEKLY STANDARD AND FOX NEWS

 

ON THE LEFT: SONYA EDDINGS BROWN, CO-FOUNDER OF THE KITCHEN CABINET, A CONSERVATIVE WOMEN’S GROUP

 

MARTHA MACCALLUM OF FOX NEWS

 

BILL HEMMER OF FOX NEWS

 

MARA LAISSON OF FOX NEWS AND NPR

 

KARL ROVE AND MARTHA MACCALLUM

 

KARL ROVE AND DEE MOMONE OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

 

THE BACK OF DEE’S HAT

 

DONNA WILLIAMS OF NORTH WAKE REPUBLICAN WOMEN (RALEIGH)

 

LADY LIBERTY

 

FROM THE LEFT: LINDA DEVORE, JOYCE COTTON, LINDA ARNOLD AND NANCY CLARK, NORTH CAROLINA LADIES ALL !

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PHOTOS – PAUL RYAN RALLY – AUGUST 22 IN RALEIGH, N.C.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

 

PHOTOS FROM THE PAUL RYAN RALLY ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Representative Paul Ryan greeting the enthusiastic crowds in Raleigh on August 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Goodwin, Republican candidate for North Carolina Secretary of State

 

Dan Forest, candidate for N.C. Lt. Governor

 

Debra Goldman, candidate for N.C. State Auditor

 

Dal;e Cooke, Republican candidate for Wake County Commissioner

Alice Forest, wife of Dan Forest, candidate for Lt. Governor

 

Nancy Clark and Kori Fisher, both of Conservative Women’s Forum

Martha Jenkins of Chapel Hill and Nancy Holland of Rocky Mount, NC

 

 

 

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GUIDE FOR THE UNCERTAIN VOTER

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

 

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist


Guide for the Perplexed
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: August 20, 2012
Let’s say you’re generally a moderate voter. You look at the Romney-Ryan
ticket and see that they are much more conservative than you. They don’t
believe in tax increases ever. You think tax increases have to be a part
of a budget deal. They want to slash social spending to the bone. You
think that would be harsh on the vulnerable and bad for social cohesion.
You look at the Obama-Biden ticket. You like them personally. But you’re
not sure what they want to achieve over the next four years. The country
needs big changes, and they don’t seem to be offering many. Where’s the
leadership?
In this disaffected frame of mind, you ask yourself: What really matters
in this election? Well, the big issue is national decline. How can we
ensure that the U.S. is as dynamic in the 21st century as it was in the
20th?
The biggest threat to national dynamism is spending money on the wrong
things. If you go back and look at the federal budgets during the
mid-20th century, you see that they spent money on the future – on
programs like NASA, infrastructure projects, child welfare, research and
technology. Today, we spend most of our money on the present – on tax
loopholes and health care for people over 65.
A study by Jessica Perez and others at the group Third Way lays out the
basic facts. In 1962, 14 cents of every federal dollar not going to
interest payments were spent on entitlement programs. Today, 47 percent
of every dollar is spent on entitlements. By 2030, 61 cents of every
noninterest dollar will be spent on entitlements.
Entitlement spending is crowding out spending on investments in our
children and on infrastructure. This spending is threatening national
bankruptcy. It’s increasing so quickly that there is no tax increase
imaginable that could conceivably cover it. And, these days, the real
entitlement problem is Medicare.
So when you think about the election this way, the crucial question is:
Which candidate can slow the explosion of entitlement spending so we can devote more resources toward our future? (more…)
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