Category Archives: Debt Ceiling

Heidi Thiess & Rep. Olson after PTP Meeting

Sometimes, you must demand accountability. Heidi Thiess, Councilwoman for League City, TX wanted REAL answers from Congressman Olson in lieu of the canned answers he gave during the Pearland Tea Party meeting.  Thank you Tanya Robertson for the video!

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Sen. Ted Cruz: This Debate is about one thing: The Debt Limit!

The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

By Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D., Published by The Heritage Foundation, May 6, 2013

Executive Summary

Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue:

  • Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
  • Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • Public education. At a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year, these services are largely free or heavily subsidized for low-income parents.
  • Population-based services. Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.  Continue reading

Senator Dan Patrick: THE FACTS ABOUT THE TEXAS BUDGET AND EDUCATION FUNDING

There have been several news stories about how the Senate is approaching funding schools in this year’s budget. Most of the stories have either been incomplete or inaccurate. Continue reading

Norquist: Sequestration ‘Fine Way’ to Stop Overspending

By Paul Scicchitano (Printed in Newsmax)

With time once again running out to avoid $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, conservative activist Grover Norquist, who invented the “anti-tax increase” tax pledge embraced by Republicans, tells Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg that conservative legislators should allow the cuts to proceed barring an 11th-hour shift in the president’s negotiating tactics. Continue reading