By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Democrats in Washington have called them terrorists and extortionists, but tea party activists say the name-calling is only proof they are finally having a real impact on the debate over government spending.
Acting on a tip, a congressional ethics office wants lobbyists to turn over fundraising information on eight House members, six of them on the Financial Services Committee that worked to overhaul the nation's financial regulations.
Meanwhile, Rep. Melvin Watt, North Carolina Democrat, said passing a balanced budget is avoiding tough decisions and is "like standing behind my mother's skirt."
"Make some responsible decisions, and you won't need the skirt to stand behind," Mr. Watt said.