Overheard on Capital Hill


President Trump is thinking of a government shut-down

Posted on October 10, 2018 1:23 pm By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Senator Wilson: Immigration is becoming a serious problem, as if it hasn’t been for some time. The influx from our Southern border is presenting some new hazards. Senator Sampson: Hispanics have come across our borders for decades. What is so different now? Senator Wilson: The influx has been increasing. We’ve had one amnesty for the […]

The Kavanaugh Character Assassination

Posted on July 20, 2018 12:59 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Senator Wilson:          We have the confirmation hearings of Judge Kavanaugh coming up who is President Trump’s appointment to the supreme court to replace Justice Kennedy who is retiring at the end of this month. The American Bar Association (ABA) previously gave Kavanaugh a unanimous “well qualified” rating for his nomination.[21]After Kavanaugh was accused of sexual impropriety, the […]

Physicians should not be a privileged community

Posted on April 3, 2018 5:25 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Senator Mitch: Doesn’t it seem to you that there is wide-spread animosity towards physicians? Senator Chuck: No more than what they deserve. They are making a fortune off our poor and unfortunate. So why should we feel sorry for them? Senator Mitch: I would agree that they are a privileged community. But when you choose […]

In the Senate Lounge

Posted on January 4, 2018 6:41 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a Tax/Spend/Regulate senator (Charles) and a Liberty/Freedom Senator (Mitch) Senator Mitch (R): Medicare will run out of money three years sooner than expected — becoming   insolvent in 2026 — and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said this week in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. […]

After the Welfare State

Posted on June 20, 2011 1:01 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

The moral price of dependence on government is even higher than the financial cost. That crashing sound you hear? It’s the sound of welfare states in collapse. From Albany to Athens, all but the dimmest observers now recognize that the model we’ve been following has run aground—morally, socially and fiscally. Less clear is what’s going […]

Rumors from Texas

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:59 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

New Whispers of Perry 2012 Bid for the White House By NEIL KING JR. For months, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told potential donors and Republican higher-ups he has no interest in running for the White House in 2012. But over the past two weeks, political advisers and friends say, Mr. Perry has changed his […]

American Exceptionalism

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:59 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Is America Exceptional? The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 20, 2012, in Washington, D.C., at Hillsdale College’s third annual Constitution Day Dinner. ONCE UPON A TIME, hardly anyone dissented from the idea that, for better or worse, the United States of America was different from all other nations. This is not […]

TAX/SPEND/REGULATE vs LIBERTY/FREEDOM

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:57 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a TSR senator and a Liberty/Freedom Senator Senator LF (Liberty/Freedom): Now that Obama Care has been implemented, and I understand you voted for it, do you still feel that you have advanced the freedom of the American People? Senator TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate): Senator, you have couched your question in a self- incriminating manner. I should […]

TAX/SPEND/REGULATE vs LIBERTY/FREEDOM

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:56 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a TSR senator and a Liberty/Freedom Senator Senator LF (Liberty/Freedom): Now that Obama Care has been implemented, and I understand you voted for it, do you still feel that you have advanced the freedom of the American People? Senator TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate): Senator, you have couched your question in a self- incriminating manner. I should […]

TAX/SPEND/REGULATE vs LIBERTY/FREEDOM

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:56 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a TSR senator and a Liberty/Freedom Senator Senator LF (Liberty/Freedom): You have given doctors the legal right to extinguish the life of their patients. Are you pleased? Senator TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate): Certainly. Isn’t that the humanitarian thing to do? Senator LF: To give anyone that right is not protecting the poor and disadvantaged. Senator TSR: […]