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We Need a Balanced Budget, But NOT a Balanced Budget Amendment

We Need a Balanced Budget, But NOT a Balanced Budget Amendment

With another budget deadline looming, the Democrats continue to be opposed to the idea that to cut spending is crucial in tackling our nation’s $17+ trillion deficit.[1]  They’re wishing that the economy will grow in a time when most of the big impact laws emanating from their Senate majority can only do the opposite.  Of

OCR DOUBLE-TAKE: Thoughtful Conservatism — The Fallacy of Compromise

[Editor’s note: This article is part of an OCR DOUBLE-TAKE.  Read its counterpart here.] “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”  — Goldwater paraphrasing Cicero Compromise.  Cooperation.  Change.  Three buzzwords popular nowadays among the political left, centrist Republicans, and some self-described conservatives. They sound

PRESS RELEASE: Ohio Conservative Review Proves Its First Strike Capability

This week Ohio Conservative Review (OhioConservativeReview.com) once again showed its First Strike capability when it published two breaking articles–ahead of other outlets–related to defunding the Affordable Care Act and a possible government shutdown. The articles, by OCR Featured Contributors Tom Zawistowski and William Todd, give two different yet complementary perspectives on the issue of defunding

An Ohio Tea Party’s Open Letter to Congress

[Editor’s Note: The Portage County (OH) TEA Party sent the following letter to both chambers of the U.S. Congress this week as that body deliberates its actions toward the impending budget crisis, defunding the Affordable Care Act, and a possible government shutdown.  Read about all of these issues in recent OCR articles.  RELATED on OCR: “So

Our Coming Economic Collapse, Part 3: Our Recent Boom & Bust Cycles

The cycle of artificial booms and busts described in Part 2 of this series happened under the Clinton and Bush presidencies.  In the early 1990s, the Funds rate was 8%. By 1993, the year of Clinton’s infamous tax increase, the Funds rate was in the 3% range and the Funds rate stayed in the 4-5%

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 2: Counting the Cost of the Individual Mandate

In the first part of this series, I discussed, in part, why Ohioans’ health insurance premiums are going to rise about 80-88% in the coming year. However, I did not discuss the entire picture. There are several legs to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stool, but the primary ones are guaranteed issue, community ratings mandates,

Abortion Activists Condemn Patient-Protective Legislation

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. —Dave Barry We expect patient safety and full medical information with surgical procedures. Yet abortion activists are fomenting hysteria about provisions in the Ohio budget that increase such protections for women and their unborn children. The majority of Americans do not want their tax funding

Kasich, Portman Should Brace for Consequences

The conservative Republican base will not tolerate reversals on core issues. The Ohio conservative Republican base is showing unprecedented anger and frustration, usually reserved for Democrats, with their own party leaders. Unlike in the past, these conservatives are more than prepared to dish out consequences, especially to those they feel have betrayed them. Unfortunately, Governor

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