Simply stated, President Obama�s proposed budget not only neglects the plaguing economic crisis facing the nation, but is a virtual insult to the American intelligence. The proposed $3.73 trillion budget is greater than the combined Gross Domestic Products of France, Italy, and Ireland and will serve as the biggest one year debt jump in the history of mankind, $2 trillion.

Despite the plight of the federal deficit and the American economy, President Obama has proposed spending $8 billion for a bullet train program, which will serve as only a down payment for the $53 billion over the next six years. Obama has touted the high-speed train program as a symbol of American innovation, but others contend that it is financially irresponsible.

Last week, the United States House of Representatives failed to extend several provisions found in the Patriot Act under a special expedited procedure that requires a two-thirds majority vote. To the surprise of House Republicans, the measure failed by seven votes, prompting Republicans to bring the bill up once again under a rule, which requires only a simple majority. Not surprisingly, the vote passed on Monday night by a vote of 275 to 144, extending the provisions of the Patriot Act an additional nine months.

ObamaPresident Obama labeled his 2012 budget proposal "a down payment toward a permanent fix" for the expected record deficit, but his fiscal 2012 budget proposal actually leaves deficits higher than his previous budget proposals.

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has proven to be not only a boon for constitutionalism, but also a vindication of what true, constitutional conservatives have long advocated and warned of: that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is not a principled champion of fiscal and constitutional conservatism, but is instead an opportunist whose ideological alliances serve no cause other than his own self interests.

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