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Budget and Deficit

January 10, 2017

Republicans' Biggest Challenge: Remaining Small-Government Conservatives


Republicans campaigned on cutting the size of government, but they will face a lot of pressure to abandon those promises and spend like Democrats.

November 22, 2016

It's Not Just Tax Cuts, We Need Spending Cuts


Tax cuts are important but so are spending cuts, and it will take a lot of them if we aren't going to grow the federal debt.

September 20, 2016

If Student Loan Debt Is a 'Crisis,' What Does That Make Mortgage Debt?


Hillary Clinton claims to be very concerned about the number of Americans with student loan debt, but unconcerned about the millions more who have mortgage debt, which raises the question of whether she is only trying to use taxpayer dollars to buy votes.

September 6, 2016

Don't Cry for 'Free' Argentina--It's Finally Doing Something Right


Leftists and unions are protesting against Argentina President Macri because he is cutting government jobs and scaling back government utility subsidies—both of which the U.S. should be doing also.

August 24, 2016

No Surprise in Return of Ballooning Federal Deficits


The sequester spending restraints, pared with reasonable economic growth, could have balanced the budget on autopilot.

August 16, 2016

Surprise! Medicaid Expansion Cost Much More than Projected


The federal government has announced that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion cost much more than it had predicted, and no one was surprised except, apparently, the federal government.

July 22, 2016

The Democratic Convention Will Be a Buffet of Vote-Buying and Phony Promises


This year’s convention is set to be a four-day effort to buy votes with taxpayer and employer money.

July 15, 2016

Deficit Balloons After Washington Busts Sequester Spending Caps


The  White House has announced the federal budget deficit is expected to be $600 billion in 2016, a $162 billion increase from last year. That increase was completely predictable. Federal deficits declined as a result of the budget sequester; but Congress abandoned the sequester. 

July 12, 2016

You Won't Believe How Much Federal Debt Obama Will Leave His Successor


Sometimes being an overachiever isn't a good thing. 

June 21, 2016

Shocker: Number of Federal Employees Nearly the Same After 50 Years


While federal spending, regulations and intrusion are much larger today than they were 50 years ago, the number of federal employees is about the same.

 

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