Congresswoman-elect Kristi Noem (R-SD) recently spoke to Sean Hannity on his television show about some of the items being taken up by the Republicans in congress, including a moratorium on earmarks, ditching Nancy Pelosi’s plane, promises to introduce spending cuts every week for about three months, and extending the Bush tax cuts.
We can have fiscal discipline backed by self-denial and self-reliance, or we can have fiscal decadence backed by insolvency and dependency. Which vision is truer to America’s Founding vision? Which one can we afford? Which road will take us back to prosperity and independence? Do the politicians and the people have the will for what it will really take to get us back on track?
Earlier this year, the NY Times profiled the prodigious money raising prowess and dubious ethics of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. The Times editorialized, “Of all the money machines shaving ethical corners, few rival the Congressional Black Caucus … the caucus spends far more on gala entertainments and golf outings than on the scholarships that billboard its charity drives.”