Wasteful items cited by Ernst include more than $600,000 on coloring books, $60,000 on key chains, $33,000 on snuggies, and $17,000 on koozies.
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he is considering a 2020 presidential bid to primary President Donald Trump.
The United States, a debtor nation with a fiscal deficit pushing $22 trillion, can no longer be big daddy to the world and has to husband its resources more judiciously.
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.
Senator Mike Braun discusses the rising costs of education, healthcare and other economic issues with Executive Editor Joy Pullmann.
If inflation reaches ‘80s levels and the Fed responds by increasing interest rates to ‘80s levels, the United States will undergo a jarring debt crisis.
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.
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.
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.
If Congress fails to comprehensively reform Medicare, seniors will miss out on significant savings, and taxpayers will miss out on the opportunity to slow the program’s cost growth.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cuts rates for most tax brackets, substantially reduces business taxes, increases the standard deduction, and eliminates many tax loopholes and deductions.
Defenders of Roy Moore should reflect that in an era of crisis we’re going to have to fall back on the strength of our values, norms, and institutions.
This is the stage some of us have been waiting for: when Trump tacks back to the Left, makes nice with Democrats, and sells out his core supporters.
The idea that we must rob from Peter to pay Paul has led to historic levels of taxation in this country and helped stifle economic growth for decades.
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