To the editor: IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews is right on with his criticism of Greenpeace’s ridiculous Santa Claus video.
For the first time in decades, the sequester actually reduced federal discretionary spending, rather than just slowing the rate of growth. That was a huge achievement and is almost certainly one of the primary reasons why the economy is picking up steam again. If the Ryan-Murray agreement passes, the sequester is dead; there won’t be any resurrection.
The two-week shutdown rattled many people and businesses, especially those who depend on the government. But what's causing the real damage is the president’s incessant quest to raise taxes and increase regulations and government spending.
Sebelius recently laid out the “benefits” of ObamaCare for college graduates, all part of a broader push by the left to convince young Americans they really want this law—since almost no one else does.
Having the federal government mandate nationwide online sales tax collection could be the next step in undermining our legacy of constitutional federalism.