Posts by Craig Eyermann
Craig Eyermann is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the creator of the Government Cost Calculator at
Who Owns $21.5 Trillion of the U.S. National Debt?

The U.S. national debt has nearly reached $22 trillion, rising by nearly $500 billion since the U.S. government’s 2018 fiscal year ended on September 30, 2018.

CBO: Autopilot Spending To Send National Debt Soaring

The Congressional Budget Office has issued its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2019 through 2029, where it projects that for the next 10 years, the U.S. government’s spending and tax collections will each grow at an average annual rate of 5 percent a year.

USDA Imposes the Worst Regulation Ever

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard lacks any positive benefit to justify costs.

How Much Did the Government Shutdown Cost the Economy?

Little agreement on Capitol Hill will likely continue to impact business confidence and financial markets.

America’s Reduced Regulatory Burden

For the first time on record, the estimated cost for Americans to comply with federal regulations will go down instead of up.

The Wasteful Priorities of Bureaucrats

As the deadline to the partial government shutdown neared in Dec 2018, State Department rushed to spend taxpayer dollars on an LGBT film festival in Mumbai

The DEA’s New $42,595 Vacuum Cleaner for Spies

The various branches of the federal government sometimes spend taxpayer dollars in very strange ways.

Congress’ New “PAYGO” Rule

An excuse to raise taxes on the American people.

Governors Get Graded on Fiscal Policy

Now that 2018 is over, how did your state’s governor do on their fiscal policy report card?

A Very Bad Start in 2019

Despite collecting record levels of revenues from taxes, somehow the Gov. is managing to increase its spending even more.

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