Craig Eyermann | Monday September 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM PST | Comments Off on 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!
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Craig Eyermann | Thursday June 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM PST | Comments Off on The CBO Agrees: It’s the Spending, Stupid!
U.S. Government’s long-term budget outlook released.
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Lawrence McQuillan | Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 5:28 PM PST | Comments Off on CBO’s Big Mistakes Highlight Need to Privatize Economic Data Series
On February 10, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) admitted a mistake in its projections of the share of earnings replaced by Social Security for people approaching retirement. Last fall, the CBO said the annual Social Security benefit for those born in the 1960s and retiring at age 65 would replace 60 percent of their…
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Robert Higgs | Thursday October 14, 2010 at 6:14 AM PST | 10 Comments
I was on the road a good deal last week, driving from my home in southeast Louisiana first through a long stretch of Mississippi to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, then to the outskirts of Birmingham and on to Auburn, Alabama, and finally from there back to my home by way of Montgomery and Mobile. Along the way, I was…
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