Megan Barth


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Megan Barth is the founder and proprietor of Reaganbabe.com, a nationally recognized political commentator and woman’s advocate. She has appeared on NewsMax TV, One America News Network, America Trends with Dr. Gina, The Blaze Radio, and has regular weekly appearances on a variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.

Most Recent Articles by Megan Barth:

No Room for “Buffetnomics” in the GOP

Oct 16, 2017 — Megan Barth

Make no mistake about it: if Congress, particularly the United States Senate, fails to send a tax bill to the president’s desk, it will imperil the congressional majority, do lasting damage to the Republican Party, and potentially threaten the American economy. The clock is ticking.

Donald Trump made tax reform a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, but he was not the first Republican to do so. Since Ronald Reagan enacted the largest tax cut in American history and reinvigorated the American economy, every GOP nominee for president has promised to provide tax relief. In 2000, George W. Bush promised tax cuts and in 2008, GOP nominee John McCain said that tax cuts were the center of his economic plan. McCain, according to the New York Times, “outlined a long list of tax cuts he favored in the speech, which was delivered on the deadline for filing taxes. He called once again for making the Bush tax cuts, which he voted against, permanent, and for cutting corporate taxes, phasing out the alternative minimum taxand doubling the value of exemptions for each dependent to $7,000 from $3,500. He also proposed giving people the option of using a simpler, shorter tax form.”


Robbing Peter to Pay Pablo

Sep 30, 2017 — Megan Barth

Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live within our borders. That’s 11 million people living in the shadows whom we know next to nothing about. —Congressman Steve Israel, D-NY

A “Fair Share” for the Shadows

Progressives consistently claim that many American’s aren’t paying their fair share. Eating the Rich supposedly solves income inequality in every socialist utopia, yet as Jerry Brown and his progressive comrades have proven, eating the rich through higher taxes and progressive economic and open-border policies, have equalized income by making more Californians poor and dependent. One in five Californians live in poverty, an 8% increase in just 7 years. Representing 10% of the states population, 3 million illegal aliens and their children consume $23 billion dollars a year, 20% of the California budget, paid for by the legal taxpayers who have yet to flee the state.  In FAIR’s latest report, the explosion of illegal immigrants and sanctuary communities across the country are costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year to house, feed, educate, treat and incarcerate those who “live in the shadows.”  If $135 billion isn’t fair, what is the price of fairness?


Bannon the Bombthrower

Aug 22, 2017 — Megan Barth

If you think they are going to give your country back without a fight, you’re sadly mistaken. —Steve Bannon

The GOP establishment hasn’t learned much since November,  but looking towards next November, its important to note that moderates do not win elections unless they campaign as conservatives.  If the GOP was built by moderates, the “Party of Reagan” wouldn’t exist.  On Friday morning, prior to Bannon’s departure, Moderate Mitt Romney spouted off yet again, giving more soundbytes to his fellow Democrats. Lest we forget that his father sabotaged Barry Goldwater?


The Dollars and Sense of Trump’s Missile Defense

Aug 17, 2017 — Megan Barth

Kim Jong Un has decided to walk back his recent threats to bomb the island of Guam, and for now, the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief. But how many times over the last few weeks have we all gone to bed wondering if tomorrow will be the day Kim Jong Un nukes the United States?  And if it isn’t North Korea, then maybe it will be Iran? The world is an increasingly dangerous place, and President Trump’s missile defense budget needs to be passed quickly to provide the funding needed to protect the U.S. from foreign attackers.


What Government Appropriators Can Learn from ‘War Dogs’

Aug 1, 2017 — Megan Barth

Ever since we’ve had government budgets in this country, there have been efforts by well-intended reformers to more efficiently spend the public’s money. One of the more recent efforts is called “Lowest Price Technology Acceptable (LPTA), a standard by which the lowest cost technology or item that meets the government’s needs generally wins the contract at hand. While being frugal is generally laudable, there is a slight problem with this strategy—“technically acceptable” is not adequately defined. At the end of the day, the lowest priced option does not always turn out to be the least costly product or service available.


How Some Optometrists Are Robbing Patients Blind

Jul 13, 2017 — Megan Barth

Last month, the largest optometric lobbying group in the nation flew thousands of its members to buddy up with members of Capitol Hill. This is just another example in the recurring history of the American Optometric Association (AOA) attempting to create security in the eye care market by eliminating competition, making friends in Congress, and spreading misinformation.

Before 2003, eyecare professionals—who are unique in that they sell what they also prescribe—had a virtual monopoly over the contact lens marketplace. Thanks to their brand-specific prescriptions, they could control exactly which brand of lenses consumers purchased—oftentimes name-brand at inflated prices. The draconian nature of their big-stick prescription powers stifled the free market by making it virtually impossible for alternative eye-care retailers to sell affordable goods to consumers.

Finally, in 2003, Congress acted to combat these anticompetitive laws. Passing the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA), the body hoped that by mandating that optometrists to hand over prescriptions to their customers, consumers would be more able to make economic decisions to buy contact lens in the broader market.


Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it

Jun 26, 2017 — Megan Barth

The Democrats are a network of criminals who seek to sabotage this past election using the press, various progressive organizations and George Soros NGO’s.  Their deceptive practices are direct assaults on our electoral process and threatens the stability of our republic. Their “Resistance” supported by powerful Democrats and their activists, use inciting rhetoric fomenting violence leading to attempted assassinations of dozens of GOP congressman by Bernie Sanders supporter, James T. Hodgkinson.

Although the Trump-Russia narrative of collusion has been dispelled by lack of evidence, it still makes headlines. Although Lyin’ Chuck Schumer kept repeating a lie, there was never a FBI investigation of President Trump.  The Democrats and their media complex run with fake news in order to run away from the long list of potentially criminal and unethical activities of their friends in the Democrat Party.


One Nation, Under Medicaid, With Misery and Poverty for All

Jun 15, 2017 — Megan Barth

Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.Ronald Reagan

In a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 24 states have a majority of births financed by Medicaid.  In other words, a majority of births in nearly half of our nation are born into poverty. This is progress according to Progressives Socialists, the champions of big government (not the little guy) and the architects of the disaster known as Obamacare.  So why would Socialists double down on a big government solution to a big government problem known as Obamacare?  Simple.  More dependency yields bigger bureaucracy.  Bigger bureaucracy yields more wealth confiscation.  Wealth confiscation yields more poverty, and the vicious, Socialist experiment continues until there is equal misery and poverty for all—except for the politically-connected bourgeois.


Cronyism Kills Capitalism

May 31, 2017 — Megan Barth

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”—Ronald Reagan

Crony capitalism is defined as an economic system characterized by close, mutually advantageous relationships between business leaders and government officials.  Many of our nation’s biggest companies come to the Washington Swamp, to hire lobbyists to preserve tax breaks, to use the power of government for competitive reasons or to secure government money for corporate projects. And Elizabeth Warren is happy to line their mutual pockets.

The battle over tax reform is an excellent example of rampant cronyism.  Last year, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan laid out a bold plan to scrap the corporate income tax for a system that falls more in line with a territorial system of taxation that does not punish companies who sell products domestically. A territorial tax idea would exempt foreign sold goods from being taxed to remove the incentive for companies to reorganize in another country to avoid double taxation.


Progressives and Jihadists: A Multicultural Matrimony of Cultural Genocide Wedded in Blood

May 26, 2017 — Megan Barth

Assimilation is a crime against humanity…There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it…The mosques are our barracks, the minarets our bayonets, the cupolas our helmets, and the faithful our soldiers. -- Tyyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, 2008

The progressive altar of multiculturalism and diversity was bloodied yet again with the lives of the innocent.  Many young girls, one as young as eight, were savagely murdered by a 22-year-old Islamic suicide-bombing loser who detonated a bomb full of nails, bolts and other shrapnel. Twenty-two innocent people murdered, families obliterated, dozens maimed and scarred for life by, yet again, another Muslim male.


Fixing Dodd-Frank From the Bottom Up

May 12, 2017 — Megan Barth

The fact that the House managed to cobble together the votes needed to pass Obamacare repeal should be a lesson to the House Leadership, which has for too long attempted to legislate from the top down. By giving conservatives like Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) a seat at the table, they managed to pass a bill that many in the media were already pronouncing dead.  It is a lesson that did not escape House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).

Hensarling is stewarding the passage of Dodd-Frank reform legislation in the House.  He crafted a true conservative reform bill that will create jobs, lift job-killing red-tape, and help get our economy moving again. 

Recent history has demonstrated that for conservatives to achieve victory, the House must pass the most conservative, free market bill possible, knowing that the Senate will surely water the measure down. It does little good to water down a bill in the House only to see it further weakened by the upper chamber.  Hensarling, perhaps more so than any other Chairman in the House, understands how the game is played.


Big Government “Off-Sets” Will Stymie the Reagan Revival

Apr 3, 2017 — Megan Barth

Obamacare repeal was supposed to be an easy lift. For seven years, every Republican in Washington pledged to repeal and replace the law that has greatly damaged our health care system.  Yet when it was time for a vote, political and legislative realities hit them in the face.  Enacting legislation, even when in the majority, is never easy.  While the GOP is pledging to revisit the issue, others are now shifting their attention to tax reform.

Newsflash:  Tax reform won’t be easy either.  And if some members of the Republican Party demand a “revenue neutral” budget plan or significant “offsets,” the bill may be doomed from the start.

Let’s remember, the most successful tax cuts in American history – the Reagan tax cuts of 1981 – were not offset and were certainly not revenue neutral – at least in the way that bureaucrats do the counting.


Musk misses the earmark on Mars Colonization

Mar 25, 2017 — Megan Barth

Elon Musk has hit back at claims that President Donald Trump’s new NASA bill will be good for his space exploration business, saying it does nothing to get SpaceX’s mission to Mars off the ground.  Musk also claims the new funding will not provide a boost to his aims of making commercial travel to Mars a reality for the public.

The S.442 funding bill, signed by President Trump, is the first of its kind to pass through Congress in six years and will help facilitate NASA’s deep space exploration projects and promote private-public partnerships, job creation, “achieving human exploration of Mars and beyond,” and legally commits NASA to draft plans that could get a “crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s.”


ITIN: The Massive Tax Loophole Allowing Illegal Aliens to Defraud American Citizens

Feb 28, 2017 — Megan Barth

In 1996, the IRS began issuing a new type of tax identification number, the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are assigned to U.S. taxpayers, predominately illegal aliens and their dependents, who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number.  The primary purpose of ITIN’s was to capture the previously untapped source of new federal tax revenue from undocumented workers.

  • According to the National Immigration Law Center, the most recent information (August 2012) indicated that there had been 21 million ITINs assigned to taxpayers and their dependents by the IRS. 
  • ITINs assigned to illegal alien dependents from Mexico do NOT have to prove that they have ever set foot in the U.S., let alone that they are in the U.S. at the time of application. 
  • Over 9 years and up to 2010, the IRS paid over $14.2 billion of American tax dollars in refunds to illegal aliens, for alleged dependents from whom no identification or residency documents were obtained, and from whom they received $0 in tax revenue.

Making Made in America Great Again

Feb 16, 2017 — Megan Barth

“As Factory Jobs Disappear, Ohio Town Has Few Options.”

That headline from the New York Times has become an all-too-familiar staple of American journalism, a bitter reminder of how globalization has decimated the manufacturing sector in America’s heartland.

Ohio alone lost 160,000 manufacturing jobs over a three-year period, thanks largely to low-cost imports. The Times story describes the heartache this economic upheaval sent through the city of Canton, shuttering factories, spurring hundreds of layoffs and forcing local businesses to declare bankruptcy. One 54-year-old woman who lost her job at a local steel mill told the Times, “We don’t have too much light at the end of the tunnel.”