Given that Puerto Rico is just recently standing up better fiscal accountability, now is the time taxpayers need the Puerto Rico Oversight Board doing the job Congress gave them to do.
Congress should require that, within six months of Tax Day, the Internal Revenue Service must issue to all taxpayers a rundown of how much they paid, and what programs it went to fund.
The president’s budget proposes we spend vastly more money for 15 years than we take in, and lead us to spending more in interest payments than we do on Social Security or defense.
Congressional salaries should be reduced every time a budget is passed with spending exceeding revenue, a firm cap on spending should be imposed, and entitlement reform should become an urgent priority.
The Senate’s outgoing education chairman is focusing on reforms that are worthwhile but paltry compared to the problems of politicization and trivialization in higher education.
In some cases, living paycheck-to-paycheck is unavoidable. In other cases, people need to wake up and take a long look at their foolish finance habits.
The more I watched, the more I became convinced that Marie Kondo is the hero we need to declutter the giant, oppressive mess we’ve made of the U.S. government.
Republicans may criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for proposing new spending, but the difference between her and most GOP members represents one of degree rather than of kind.
We spend gobs of money on our military, so what do we get in return? A lot of foreign intervention that has little clear benefit to Americans.
With the federal debt at $21 trillion and rising, if Congress will not act on this package, when will it discover fiscal discipline?
The two immense challenges we citizens will eventually be forced to face are the staggering explosion of federal debt and the accompanying increased dependency upon government.
Members of Congress have it within their collective power to change the ways their respective chambers act—if only they have the political will.
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