Rich Wilkins nicely sums up the state of the politics on the debt ceiling fight: “Let’s step up. Let’s do it,” the president said at a White House news conference between negotiating sessions with congressional leaders. “I’m prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done, and I expect the other [...]
Sarah Lai Stirland: Federal legislative proposals to help consumers to effectively stop companies from tracking them online without their knowledge might “break the internet,” a key Republican senator working on the legislation said in a hearing on the issue on Wednesday. “In a world where people voluntarily share very personal information on web sites like [...]
I can hardly believe it, but Colby Itkowitz says it’s true: Sen. Pat Toomey said Friday that Republicans should move past the debate on defunding Planned Parenthood – a sticking point in the negotiations over the fiscal 2011 budget — and pass a bill to avoid a government shutdown. “You know, I’d like to defund [...]
Reagan Staffer: Toomey Amendment "Looks Like It Was Drafted By a Couple of Interns on the Back of a Napkin"
Former Reagan policy analyst Bruce Bartlett weighs in on Pat Toomey’s “balanced budget amendment”: In short, this is quite possibly the stupidest constitutional amendment I think I have ever seen. It looks like it was drafted by a couple of interns on the back of a napkin. Every senator cosponsoring this POS should be ashamed [...]
Lots of red meat for the nutty base in this Pat Toomey speech to the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. A few points: 1. Mr. Toomey has joined the furthest right Senators in calling for a Balanced Budget Amendment. Scott Galupo, one of John Boehner’s former staffers, has called this idea “quite simply, insane.” Conservative [...]
D’oh! Jo Ciavaglia catches Pat Toomey lying about employers dropping coverage: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says he “misspoke” last week when he claimed the nearly year-old federal health reform law has already forced “many” businesses to eliminate employee health insurance. At a Monday meeting with the Bucks County Courier Times editorial board, Toomey made the [...]