Posts by Craig Eyermann
Craig Eyermann is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the creator of the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org.
Wave of Red Ink Set to Strike Social Security


Beginning next year, the total amount of Social Security benefits paid out to beneficiaries will exceed the amount of money that working Americans pay into it.

A Check-Writing, Wealth Redistribution Machine


When you think of all the ways that the U.S. government spends money, which of its functions do you think tops the list?

What Government Doesn’t Know About Health Care


What government doesn’t know about health care can keep you from getting the care you need when you need it.

Why 2018 Federal Tax Collections Rose Even Though Corporate Tax Revenue Fell


Together, faster economic growth and increased numbers of Americans earning higher incomes led to increased individual tax collections.

The CBO’s Ideas for Saving Money


Last December, the Congressional Budget Office generated a list of ideas for how the U.S. government could save trillions of dollars over the next 10 years.

Federal Agency Fines Robocallers $208 Million, but Collects Only $6,780


How often is your day interrupted by robocalls? According to call-blocking mobile app-maker Hiya, last year Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls, or rather, automated telemarketing solicitations, on their mobile phones, which they estimate is up 46 percent from 2017. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that, in 2018, Americans received nearly 48 billion robocalls...
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Government Thinking Versus the Real World


Federal spending hits highest level since bank bailout and Obama stimulus.

Should Tax Disclosure Rules Apply to All Politicians?


Arbitrary discretion in enforcing laws is one of the perks of wielding political power.

Bureaucrats Licensed to Spend Your Tax Dollars


Every September, as the end of the U.S. government’s fiscal year draws near, thousands of federal bureaucrats go on a massive spending bender.

Another Really Bad Idea in Illinois


California isn’t the only state with a federal government-funded bullet train project that will never live up to expectations.

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