Every stimulus grabs control from shoppers and hands control to government people. You will pay again later by getting less for the lower-value dollars as Social Security checks.
Lean, effective government, lower taxes, and pro-growth regulations will revive the U.S. economy far better than bailouts for mismanaged states.
Conservatives should demand more than the soft bigotry of low expectations that Republican lawmakers’ miserable track record on spending has led them to expect.
Pelosi’s caucus is looking to keep the special interest gravy train flowing, while chucking the average American another deficit-funded check like red meat to a dog they’re trying to get off their trail.
Because of the coronavirus bailouts, the federal deficit is now expected to be $3.7 trillion for fiscal year 2020. This is a huge drag on Americans’ earnings and retirement security.
Shutdowns and bailouts are unsustainable for 18 months to two years. We need a new and better set of strategies, and we can’t put it off any further.
Oregon lawmakers can’t raise taxes fast enough to keep up with an entitlement pension plan that dominates all other spending needs across the state.
After getting an extra $13.5 billion in March’s ‘Phase 3’ stimulus bill, the education lobby is now asking Congress for another $175 billion as it ponders a Phase 4 bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is determined to exploit this crisis for political gain, on the well-founded calculation that if Democrats ask Republicans to unleash a horde of locusts, they’ll agree to half the locusts.
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.
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