Sequester Resulted in One Layoff

Coburn: ‘Devastating to the credibility of Washington politicians and administration officials’
Tom Coburn

Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) is launching an investigation after revelations that sequestration resulted in only one government layoff in 2013.

According to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the only layoff that occurred to help achieve the $85.3 billion in spending cuts took place in the Department of Justice (DOJ).

U.S. Senator Urges Budget Neutrality on Obamacare Risk Provisions

Marco Rubio

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a prominent Republican critic of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, unveiled legislation on Tuesday to make sure Obamacare would not add to the deficit by compensating insurance companies for possible losses.

CBO: Minimum Wage Hike Will Increase Deficit

40 percent wage increase will hike deficit by $5 billion over 10 years
AP

President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cost the private sector $15 billion and increase the deficit by $5 billion over the next 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday.