President Trump has demonstrated that he has a unique ability to drive the passions of his political opposition in the media.
Americans who support the President’s proposed wall are using crowdfunding to collect money to build a portion of it.
Congress benefits from threatening government shutdown.
With the close of FY18 looming, federal spending is expected to skyrocket.
The proposed spending bill funds key programs at a hefty price tag.
Side-by-side visualization of the growth of the fed!
With billions left to spend, cronyism will abound.
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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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)
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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