• Forbes: The Basics of Economic ReasonPolicy

    By Congressman J. Randy Forbes No nation, business, or individual can escape the pain of spending more than it makes. This is basic economic reason. If you spend more than you make, you go into debt. If you cannot pay your debts, you risk default. When you default, there are painful consequences. This is the […]

  • Josh is off the ventilator!Virginia

    Three months ago, my wife gave birth to our twin baby boys, Joshua and Dylan.  They were premature, arriving at 31 weeks, and both had to stay at the hospital.  Dylan progressed quickly and came home after 4 weeks.  Josh, who has Down Syndrome and was born with a related heart defect, did not fare […]

  • UPDATE: Tim Kaine to American Taxpayers: “What’s in Your Wallet?”Politics

    …because apparently, Kaine thinks it belongs to him, as today’s op-ed in the Daily Press reminds Virginians: My Republican opponents in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race share their approach.  Jamie Radtke and Tim Donner believe we should “just say no” to raising the debt ceiling, and that despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary there will be no […]

  • On the air with Randy Forbes and Brenda PoggePolicyPoliticsVirginia

    On this podcast edition of “The Score” radio show… Republican U.S. Representative Randy Forbes of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District, who voted for the “Cut, Cap and Balance” debt and deficit reduction plan last week, talks with Scott Lee about that vote and the latest from inside the House. Representative Forbes has written in detail about […]

  • Obama – Bad or Irrelevant?Policy

    I’m beginning to think we need to stop making Senators into Presidents. Not that we do it that often. JFK and Obama. That’s it for the last 60 years. LBJ was VP when he became President, so I don’t count him. When he actually was on the ballot for it, he was already a sitting […]

  • Jamie Radtke piles up the debt…and blames George AllenPolitics

    Jamie Radtke has been talking a lot about the mess in Washington. She thinks she can fix it. But her latest FEC reports shows that she’s $84,000 in debt, but only has $46,000 in the bank. Raising money, in this economy and when there are multiple candidates is a difficult thing. It’s especially difficult when […]

  • Tim Kaine and the U.S. Senate, Out of Step with 2/3 of the CountryPolitics

    Today, the Democrat-controlled Senate has killed the House-passed Cut, Cap and Balance Act by a party-line vote of 51-46. [H/T The Blaze]. In Virginia, we’ve known about Tim Kaine’s love affair with taxes and spending for a long time. Now that he’s no longer Barack Obama’s No. 1 Cheerleader he hopes to snooker Virginians into […]

  • McDonnell to General Assembly: Time’s Up on Redistricting, JudgesPolicy

    It’s July 21st, 2011.  After months of negotiations, stalling until the last minute, pushing localities to the brink on redistricting, and waiting until the last minute on Congressional redistricting as well as judicial appointments, Governor McDonnell has sent a strongly worded letter to both Speaker Bill Howell and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw. The General […]

  • Rep. Wolf Supports Gang of Six Budget ProposalPolicy

    If this doesn’t make sense, don’t worry we are in agreement. Yesterday, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to support the debt plan proposed by the “Gang of Six” in the U.S. Senate. You can read the letter here. […]

  • Cut, Cap, and Balance passes the U.S. House: 234-190Policy

    Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against CCB (most likely because of the implied debt ceiling increase).  Still, the House Republicans have now drawn a line in the sand. If Obama rejects the only plan that will pass the House and preserve America’s credit rating, it will now be his fault alone. UPDATE:  Dem yeas:  Boren, Cooper, […]