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Budget and Deficit

May 20, 2016

Letter Regarding Puerto Rico Bankruptcy & Harmful Precedents


Proposed legislation to facilitate Puerto Rico's bankruptcy process continues harmful precedent of throwing investors under the bus but protecting government pension systems.

April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day By Protecting The Planet - And Taxpayers


As America celebrates Earth Day, it might be a good time to recall just how much Obama’s desire for a green legacy is costing taxpayers.

April 5, 2016

Ooops! Apparently CBO Made a $136 Billion Obamacare 'Boo-Boo'


Surprise! The Congressional Budget Office now says that Obamacare will cost a whole lot more than the government and our president predicted.

March 17, 2016

A Picture of the Obama Economy


If a picture is worth a thousand words, so is a graph. We have compiled several graphs that convey a picture of the Obama economy, and it isn't pretty.

March 17, 2016

Picture Imperfect: Economic Graphs Tell Story of Obama's Failed Policies


If a picture is worth a thousand words, so are economic graphs, which can tell an economic story better than the raw data. IPI's new publication “Trend Tracker: A Picture of the Obama Economy” uses 10 charts to illustrate economic and political trends. There has been widespread concern President Obama's policies have led to years of tepid economic growth that have hurt the middle class; the graphs seem to verify those concerns.

March 10, 2016

Should U.S. Coastal Cities Spend Billions To Combat the Flooding That's Expected To Be Caused By Climate Change?


Many coastal city officials are considering spending millions—in some cases billions—of taxpayer dollars preparing for an impending flood caused by rising sea levels. 

March 7, 2016

Bold Policy Reforms for the 2016 Election


Challenging times require bold reforms, but very few political candidates have proposed any. With this paper we try to fill that gap by identifying five reforms that would solve current problems, spur economic growth and return power and money to the states and the people.

March 7, 2016

Five Bold Policy Reforms 2016 Candidates Should Embrace


House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican candidates are looking for bold policy reforms. IPI has responded with proposals that reduce the size and scope of government, empower people and states to make their own decisions, and keep more money in the private sector rather than the public sector.

February 23, 2016

When Will Republican Candidates Start Identifying Proposed Spending Cuts?


Tax cuts are nice but they are not enough. The government doesn’t just take too much money, it also spends too much.

February 9, 2016

Our National Debt Is Trillions Of Dollars More Than You Think


Conservatives frequently remind voters that federal debt has risen to more than $18 trillion under President Obama. But that figure overlooks another nearly $3 trillion, which would put total federal debt at about $21 trillion.

 

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