Tag: federal deficit
Government Thinking Versus the Real World

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

Congress’ New “PAYGO” Rule

An excuse to raise taxes on the American people.

Leviathan and the Budget Deficit

Treasury department’s new graphic helps explain deficit.

The Return of Trillion Dollar Deficits

Federal Student Loan program driving national debt.

The Fiscal Impact of President Trump’s Tax Cuts

Not fully paying for themselves nor “exploding” the deficit.

The Jason Lewis Show Interviews Emily Skarbek on the Government Cost Calculator

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Jason Lewis Show” (Premiere Radio Networks). In the program, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending on the personal situation for any individual in America. [audio:2010_09_29_skarbek_lewis.mp3] Download audio file (18...
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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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Obama’s Tax-and-Spend Bender

The Wall Street Journal reports that as if the recent Senate election in Massachusetts never happened (or perhaps because of it?), President Barack Obama’s budgets for 2010 and 2011 will push federal government spending up to gigantic new levels: The budget reveals that overall federal outlays will reach $3.72 trillion in fiscal 2010, and...
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More Stimulus: Insanity?

Warren Buffett says the economy is not recovering and we might need a second stimulus package to turn things around. In other words, what we did before isn’t working, so let’s do it again. Insanity has sometimes been described as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. When George W....
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Budget Crunches Supply Golden Opportunities for Governmental Reform

Unprecedented budget deficits at the local, state and federal levels of government should not be cause for despair, but rather taken advantage of to force the public sector to confine itself to its constitutionally delegated powers. In last Thursday’s (June 18, 2009) Orange County Register, columnist Shawn Steel jumped on a bandwagon I’ve been...
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