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Budget and Deficit

November 27, 2018

Well Whadya Know: Federal Revenue Is Up


The left predicted that the Republican tax cut legislation would lower federal revenue. Surprise! Federal revenue is up.

November 6, 2018

Outdated Medicaid Rolls May Tell Us Something About Outdated Voter Rolls


States historically have had a difficult time managing their data, such as Medicaid and voter rolls. Trying to clean up those rolls may just be a sign of good governance rather than voter suppression.

October 30, 2018

Does Government-Run Health Coverage Have Lower Administrative Costs?


Advocates for government-run health insurance have the difficult job of proving the government is more efficient than the private sector.

October 23, 2018

Last Year's Half-Trillion Interest on the Federal Debt


Interest on the federal debt—all of the debt—is now larger than the income tax revenue from three-fifths of the states...and rising.

October 1, 2018

A Snapshot of the Trump Economy


The economy grew under President Obama, but slowly and sporadically. However, several economic indicators demonstrate that President Trump's embrace of free market principles has noticeably spurred hiring, investment and confidence.

September 18, 2018

Ending U.S. Aid to Palestinians: A Good Start


The U.S. is reevaluating which countries receive U.S. foreign assistance. That's a good move for U.S. taxpayers and a bad move for Palestinians, which take our money even as they rail against us. 

August 7, 2018

Remember When Republicans Cared About Federal Debt?


Republicans used to talk about cutting federal spending to reduce the national debt; now they only talk about growing the economy.

July 10, 2018

Are Most NATO Members Defense-Deadbeats?


President Trump says several NATO countries aren't meeting their financial obligations; he has a point.

June 28, 2018

Universal Basic Income is a Wildly Unaffordable $3 Trillion a Year - If Implemented in All States


Under universal basic income, everyone from the poorest to the richest — that’s why it’s called “universal” — would receive a taxpayer-provided monthly income, perhaps $1,000 per month, or $12,000 per year.

April 5, 2018

A Do-Over on the Omnibus Spending Disaster?


Aggressive use of the Impoundment Control Act could restore some sanity to federal spending and create consensus toward revision of the filibuster rule.

 

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