Texas Straight Talk

Legislative Forecast for 2008

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by Ron Paul Congress is re-convening this coming week and I would like to take this opportunity to give my legislative forecast for the coming year. Here are a few things we can expect to see from Washington . First and foremost, we will see ramped up spending for the warfare/welfare state. There is no […]

No Sunlight on the Omnibus

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by Ron Paul One Christmas tradition Congress could do without is the broken process of passing the annual Omnibus Spending Bill, which we recently did right before the holiday recess. Every December Congress fights and argues over spending and never seems to be able to pass the necessary appropriations until the very last minute. There […]

On the Omnibus Spending Bill

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by Ron Paul This week Congress finished work on its final spending package for the year. This “Omnibus” bill contains many of the spending bills that did not get passed throughout the year. Last minute changes made by the Senate mean President Bush is likely to sign the legislation into law. What this bill means […]

The Importance of Fiscal Responsibility

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by Ron Paul As the year draws to a close, the battle over spending in Washington is heating up. The Democrats want to expand government healthcare, while the President has vetoed the second attempt to expand SCHIP. The latest version of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program would have expanded the entitlement program and raised […]

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