Politicians used the largest spending bill in U.S. history to force through a wide variety of earmarks and partisan boondoggles on the backs of future taxpayers.
House Republican leaders actively participated in Nancy Pelosi’s successful attempt to deny the American people a public vote on the $2 trillion legislation.
While it remains a favorite policy prescription for politicians eager to appear as salvific heroes in times of need, it is untenable as a serious idea to stimulate anything except our national debt.
Instead of bailouts, Congress should create new safety net programs that largely recover the cash relief from the same households and businesses that receive taxpayer support.
Lawmakers always feel the need to ‘do something,’ seemingly irrespective of what that ‘something’ is. The current pandemic only exacerbates that dilemma.
Federal spending cannot and will not stimulate the economy. That is one thing from the Recovery Act you can take to the bank.
Even if the bike shelter had been completed on time, one wonders whether $2 million for a bike shelter is a good use of taxpayer dollars.
To say America appears headed for a destabilizing debt crisis is not the same as saying every cultural consequence will be negative. It could well lead to a mass religious revival.
New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading in urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely.
President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for the NEA, and apparently not wanting taxpayers to bankroll endeavors beyond the government’s constitutional scope demonstrates his lack of humanity.
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.
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 Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act requires a list of every federally funded project that is $1 billion or more over budget or five years or more behind schedule.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be wise to learn from the lessons of an overly-ambitious government project gone awry, wasting taxpayers’ money.
She doesn’t deserve to be lauded as millennials’ feminist icon. Her incompetence with numbers and jumbled facts validate every negative stereotype women have been trying to erase for years.
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.
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