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.
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.
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.
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.
China wants to create a sphere of global influence and improve their defense capabilities via exploring space. We can’t sit back and let them dominate.
The Trump tweet illustrates a much larger problem facing congressional Republicans: They don’t want to fight—about the wall, or about much of anything, particularly spending.
Going without air conditioning is my choice to live within my means without whining or demanding that other people pay my bills.
With the federal debt at $21 trillion and rising, if Congress will not act on this package, when will it discover fiscal discipline?
Mary Katharine Ham and Mattie Duppler host today’s Federalist Radio Hour to chat about America’s week in Royals obsession, the tax bill aftermath, and more.
We agree with President Trump: a spending bill like the one passed this March must never happen again. Unfortunately, Congress currently is on a path to repeat that debacle.
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.
The call to restore earmarks is partly based on the belief that Congress has inadequate control over how the executive branch spends money. False.
In Democratic-majority states across the nation, state legislators are flailing blindly to find a way around the reduced federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.
Democrats don’t want to admit that they imposed per capita spending caps in Medicare as part of Obamacare. Rather than admit the truth, many choose to lie or obfuscate.
Congress still refuses to eat its policy spinach, following the path of least resistance in making easy choices rather than tough ones.
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.
While a certain amount of taxation is necessary, we shouldn’t kid ourselves about its true nature. It’s a form of coerced taking.
To demonstrate that most Republicans have no desire to reduce federal spending, one need look no further than a Politico story last Thursday.
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