Budget and Deficit
Coalition Letter to Chairman Ryan Promoting Privatization
IPI joins with orther organizations in a letter recommending consideration of a variety of strategies to reduce spending, and increase revenue, through privatization policies.
Did the Sequester Hurt the Economy?
The sky didn’t fall, job creation picked up instead of slowing down, and in the process we’ve managed to begin the process of restraining federal spending.
Without significant changes, entitlements could soon take every dollar of federal revenue.
Your share of the national debt is now $1.1 million
Each US taxpayer now has a federal-debt liability of $1.1 million, and rising.
What Really Hurts the Economy: Government Shutdowns or Obama's Economic Policies?
The two-week shutdown rattled many people and businesses, especially those who depend on the government. But what's causing the real damage is the president’s incessant quest to raise taxes and increase regulations and government spending.
The Debt Ceiling Won't Affect Social Security Benefits, Unless Democrats are Lying
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has been telling the country two different stories about the government’s ability to pay Social Security benefits during the debt-ceiling crisis. So which one is true?
5 reasons the GOP might win the shutdown fight
One week into the shutdown and it appears the predictions of an imminent Republican defeat have been greatly exaggerated—and they might even win.
Government Shutdowns Have Never Hurt the Stock Market
While government shutdowns have never cost the stock market more than a few points (and in most cases the market actually went up), the issue of the federal debt ceiling could have a significantly profound impact on the market.
How John Boehner Blew His Best Chance to Defund ObamaCare
Speaker Boehner said he would return to “regular order”: if he had, the government-shutdown battle over ObamaCare would have had a much smaller impact.
Baum on Money: Showdown, Shutdown, Putdown
It's T minus six and counting to the government shutdown. The Institute for Policy Innovation put together some fun facts about federal government shutdowns.
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