The brief lapse in appropriations had serious underlying causes, and the flip way its correspondents covered the incident led to arguably the dumbest headline in Politico’s history.
Parents and grandparents who otherwise work hard to help their kids have no compunction about burdening them with endless budget deficits resulting in a crushing national debt.
Of course, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer want to ram the deal through Congress by Thursday evening—because we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.
The call to restore earmarks is partly based on the belief that Congress has inadequate control over how the executive branch spends money. False.
The facts of DACA lay bare the fraud underlying the Democrats’ politically motivated, selective shuttering of the federal government.
Shortly before departing for their Christmas break, lawmakers of both parties voted to waive provisions that would have led to federal spending reductions over the coming decade.
To demonstrate that most Republicans have no desire to reduce federal spending, one need look no further than a Politico story last Thursday.
Neither party wants to reduce spending—a bad sign for future generations, who will pay the price for current leaders’ profligate ways.
We calculated how much the taxpayers of Illinois, New Jersey, Kentucky, California, or Connecticut might benefit if some public school families were given school choice.
At the root of criticism of the millennials’ spending decisions is a value judgement and a narrow view of the America Dream.
Continuing resolutions ultimately cost taxpayers, who pay for congressionally induced instability and terribly inefficient funding and contract management.
If an outright repeal of the ‘Cadillac tax’ receives more than 60 votes in the Senate the legislation likely would increase the federal deficit in the long term.
President Trump has proposed cutting the State Department’s budget. Its mission will prevail. The power of cultural diplomacy comes from people, not government funding.
Politicians can make promises without having to worry about transparency or its consequences, like honesty and effectiveness. Thus, America is drowning in state and local debt.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a law that requires a 3 percent payroll deduction for retirement accounts, with the money going to the state for safekeeping.
The Obama administration invited the United Nations to study race relations in America. Predictably, they concluded that black people are victims with little power to change their circumstances.
In The Atlantic, Neal Gabler partly blames his outrageous money woes on ‘financial illiteracy,’ but anybody can understand the key way to make it in life: spend less than you earn.
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