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Budget and Deficit

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.

March 26, 2018

Call It the 'Omni-Bust' Spending Bill


Members of Congress refer to their just-passed government-funding legislation as the “omnibus spending bill.” But “omni-bust” would better describe it, because it reveals all the ways Congress is busted.

February 20, 2018

Trump's Food Stamp Replacement Proposal Has Merit


President Trump has proposed replacing part of the food stamp program with a box of nutritious food. The idea is well worth considering, especially as a state demonstration project. 

February 16, 2018

Dallas Is Right to Wait to Regulate Bike Share


The city must resist the call for an enormous new investment of taxpayer dollars to facilitate these private entrepreneurial ventures.

February 14, 2018

Public Pensions Are Bad for Employees but Such Fun for Bureaucrats


The politicization, cronyism and bureaucracy of public pension management is a recipe for disaster.

 

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