Tag: National Debt
The Fed and the U.S. National Debt

Now that the Fed has changed its policies, U.S. taxpayers will be forced to bear a larger burden in paying for the full cost national debt.

Interest Due on U.S. National Debt Starts to Explode

The interest due on U.S. national debt has put the gov on a course to spend more on debt than national defense.

The Return of Trillion Dollar Deficits

Federal Student Loan program driving national debt.

Unlawful Obamacare Fees to Add to National Debt

HHS must reimburse states for unlawfully compelling them to pay the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF).

An Ugly Hockey Stick of Student Loan Debt

The U.S. government has cumulatively borrowed more than a trillion dollars to be in that business of making student loans.

National Idolatry and Constitution Day

By federal statute, September 17 is designated as a holy day in the American civic religion. On that day in 1787, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention affixed their signatures to the document that they had created and that governs us today. The website constitutionday.com encourages public demonstrations of love for the Constitution and...
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The Federal Budget in Plain English

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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Krugman Attacks Us

When Paul Krugman starts attacking us, we know we’re doing something right. John Maynard Keynes’s presumptive heir, Krugman apparently doesn’t like the findings of our recent book edited by Research Fellow David Beckworth, Boom & Bust Banking: The Causes and Cures of the Great Recession, exposing the profound fallacies of Lord Keynes’s love affair...
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Inserting the Constitution into the Budget Debate

In recent weeks, Americans have been debating issues related to the national debt and current budget. One camp calls for higher taxes while the other urges spending cuts (or at least a reduction in the rate of growth). What’s been missing from the debate is any conversation about the appropriate powers of the national...
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Skarbek and Shughart Interviewed on Budget & Tax News Podcast

MyGovCost.org Director and Independent Research Fellow Emily Skarbek was a guest on the Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News podcast. Click to listen to her commentary on the roots of our current spending crisis, what’s at stake in the Congressional budget war, and how to use the Institute’s very timely and user-friendly Government Cost...
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