Craig Eyermann Archive

Craig Eyermann is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Managing Director of Political Calculations, and the creator of the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org.

Federal Spending Drives Budget Deficit in 2018



Despite tax cuts, tax revenue actually increased in FY18.

How Does Your State Rank on Individual Taxes?



Individual income tax indicates states’ business tax climate.

Debt Trap Diplomacy



U.S. taxpayers to pay the price for countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The Return of Trillion Dollar Deficits



Federal Student Loan program driving national debt.

Binge Spending by Government Bureaucrats



With the close of FY18 looming, federal spending is expected to skyrocket.

President Trump Starts Signing 2019 Spending Bills



The proposed spending bill funds key programs at a hefty price tag.

The Growth of Discretionary and Mandatory Spending



Side-by-side visualization of the growth of the fed!

The Silence of the Deficit Hawks



The U.S. government did something in August 2018 that it has never done before. It spent $433 billion in taxpayer and borrowed dollars in a single month!

A Boom in Small Business Optimism



It’s amazing what good things can happen when the power and greed of bureaucrats and politicians over regular Americans is diminished!

Federal Government versus Private Sector Compensation



The average total compensation of U.S. government workers is 17 percent higher than the average annual compensation of comparable private sector workers.

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