Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.
While the media would have you believe the "fiscal cliff" signaled the greatest impending economic catastrophe our country had ever faced, in reality, it may as well have been a "fiscal blip" on the larger radar of our economic troubles.
There's no question that President Obama inherited a fragile economy. Unfortunately, policies enacted by his administration have made the problem worse, significantly weakening the economy and stymieing job creation.
Editor's note: The original version of this guest opinion from
U.S. Rep Jeff Flake stated in the second paragraph that "The
debt-ceiling deal reached earlier this month promised to cut
spending by $2.4 million in exchange for raising the debt limit by
a commensurate amount." It should be "by…
On April 18, Standard and Poor's credit rating agency announced
that unless a plan to significantly reduce the federal budget and
national debt is put into action, our government will lose its AAA
credit rating. Moody's agency's identical warning followed a month
later. And Fitch Ratings' ea…