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.
The Worst Budget Deal in History


As in 2009 and 2010, it is unlikely that we will see greater prosperity in the future as a result of the 2019 budget deal.

The Scariest Words in Washington, D.C.


For Americans troubled by the ongoing lack of fiscal discipline on Capitol Hill, nine other words are perhaps very scary: “We have actually now agreed on the spending numbers”.

Spies, Federal Grants, and Cronyism


Cronyism that enables favored academics to regularly receiving federal grants to fund their research is not limited to the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessments.

States Enjoying an Unexpected Benefit of Federal Tax Reform


The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 appears to be delivering an unexpected benefit to state governments: It is lowering their cost of their borrowing.

U.S. Government Could Max Out Its Credit by Early September


If things go as analysts at the Bipartisan Policy Center expect, the U.S. government will face a heightened risk of defaulting on its $22 trillion debt in early September.

Nonpartisan Congressional Agency Is Pessimistic About Nation’s Long-Term Fiscal Health


The Congressional Budget Office has published its Long-Term Budget Outlook for 2019, projecting the U.S. government’s fiscal health will become much worse over the next 30 years in its baseline scenario.

No Spending Growth Restraint in Sight on Capitol Hill


The one thing politicians and bureaucrats can absolutely do well is to spend exactly as much money as they say they will.

Shattering Federal Bureaucrats’ Shield of Executive Immunity


Executive immunity shields, not just the bureaucrats, but can also their entire departments from being held truly accountable.

California Farmers Waiting on a Train That Will Never Come


As monumental boondoggles go, it’s hard to top California’s bullet train.

U. S. Defense Contractor Shows How Government Regulation Can Lead to Price Gouging


Government regulation contributes to stifling effective competition in the free market which leads to price gouging and excessive inflation.

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