Tag: federal government
How Excessive Government Spending Leads to Financial Repression
The U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure spending bill last week. Shortly afterward, just 50 senators passed an extremely partisan $3.5 trillion budget blueprint. A good question to ask is where is the U.S. government going to come up with the money to pay for all that spending. The simple answer is...
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Pandemic Unemployment Fraud Tops $400 Billion
In early 2020, state governments across the country reacted to the arrival of the coronavirus epidemic by imposing lockdowns. By forcing businesses to close and ordering residents to stay at home, their aim was to “flatten the curve” and limit the spread of Covid infections. It was supposed to be for just 15 days,...
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No $1,000 Handouts, End Payroll Taxes!
As a small business owner, I don’t need a $1,000 handout. This is a gimmick—let’s instead focus on solutions tailored to the problem. I need the tax relief of suspending the payroll taxes I and my workers pay. Some math—my workers are all being paid their normal salaries for the foreseeable future, despite trials,...
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Bogus Bonuses Still Abound in Federal Government. Just Look at Bruce Ohr.
After the EPA-CIA-Vietnam fake John Beale’s case, bogus bonuses still abound in the federal government.
Reducing the U.S. Government’s Regulatory Burden
Federal regulations and restrictions impose a very large cost on Americans.
The Federal Government’s Great American Cheese Stockpile
Rather than reduce dairy subsidies, the USDA has been paying to have surplus milk made into cheese.
The Silence of the Deficit Hawks
The U.S. government did something in August 2018 that it has never done before. It spent $433 billion in taxpayer and borrowed dollars in a single month!
Politicians Have Abolished the Abolition of Federal Agencies
The Trump administration aims to eliminate 19 federal agencies.
Macroeconomic Booms and Busts: Deja Vu Once Again
Consider the following commentary on the economic situation: Foolhardy procedures which are divorced from economic realities, or whose economic implications are not understood by their promoters, do not perforce become sanctified and wise merely by designating them as “action”; tilting at windmills does not draw water. [W]hen a recovery program, which, while it may...
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Bush’s FEMA Was No Gem Either
Open Letter to The Wall Street Journal June 23, 2010 Dear Editor: Paul Rubin argues that President Obama is getting a free pass in the media in light of the environmental disaster caused by the BP oil spill. The press, on the other hand, harshly chastised President Bush, for what Rubin thinks was a...
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