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What We’re Reading December 12, 2013

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Thursday December 12, 2013.

Conservatives are not happy with what they see as House Republicans buckling to Senate Democrats on the recent Budget deal.

Former federal budget director David Stockman told CNBC on Wednesday. “First, let’s be clear—it’s a joke and betrayal,” Stockman, who served under President Ronald Reagan, said on “Squawk on the Street.” “It’s the final surrender of the House Republican leadership to Beltway politics and kicking the can and ignoring the budget monster that’s hurtling down the road.”

Ted Cruz finds the deal “deeply concerning.” Rand Paul said the deal is shameful and a huge mistake, “There is a recurring theme in Washington budget negotiations. It’s ‘I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. I think it’s a huge mistake to trade sequester cuts now for the promise of cuts later.” Even noted squishy-conservative-sometime RINO Mitch McConnell sounds like he is going to vote against the budget deal.

Pope Francis was chosen as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Um. Should we be worried about this? Congressional staffers were warned Wednesday not to rely on information provided by the ObamaCare exchange website, in an email alert informing them they might not be enrolled for coverage even if they technically signed up.

The Common Culture no longer has any standards of decency

Ramesh Ponnuru argues that Republicans should not be worried about inflation. Mr. Ponnuru is brilliant, but the evidence is clear that inflation is wreaking havoc on our economy.

Here’s Sesame Street parodying Lord of the Rings.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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