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.
Booming Spending Outweighs Record Tax Collections


Where the primary cause of the U.S. government’s growing deficits and national debt is concerned, it’s the spending, stupid!

Federal Bureaucrats Keep Placing Green Energy Bets on the Wrong Horses


The DOE bet $387 million from 2010 through 2016 on what proved to be the wrong green energy horse.

Five Years to the National Debt Death Spiral


Net interest on the national debt has become one of the fastest growing segments of federal spending.

Medicare Trust Fund Is Running Out of Money


Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is set to run out of money by 2026.

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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