Tag: federal budget
Sidestepping Congress to Build the Wall

President Trump has demonstrated that he has a unique ability to drive the passions of his political opposition in the media.

Crowdfunding the Government

Americans who support the President’s proposed wall are using crowdfunding to collect money to build a portion of it.

Federal Government Shutdown Theater, 2018 Edition

Congress benefits from threatening government shutdown.

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!

Federal Fiscal Year-End Spend-a-Thon About to Begin

With billions left to spend, cronyism will abound.

The Federal Budget in Plain English

According to the President’s Office of Management and Budget, the 2016 federal budget looks like this (p. 115): Now let’s pretend this is a household budget by removing eight zeros: Clearly, this family is financially irresponsible, as rising debt and debt-service costs consume the family budget. To continue the analogy with the federal government,...
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Numbers to Settle Debates: Three Cool Sites

For handy reference, three of my favorite sites: http://www.usdebtclock.org/ (current data) http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/ (historical comparison are more shocking). I blogged about this site here. And, of course, http://www.mygovcost.org/ (Government Cost Calculator)

Fiscal Year 2011 Begins Today, Without a Budget

October 1 is the beginning of the federal government’s 2011 fiscal year. Congress has not passed a budget, and it appears likely that one won’t be passed until January. The government that wants to take over and run your health care (and other aspects of your life) can’t even pass its own budget. One...
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