Federal deficit (page 5)

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    Barron’s cover story highlights federal debt problem

    Jack Hough of Barron’s draws attention to the federal government’s ongoing debt problem. There’s no snooze button on the national debt clock, though you wouldn’t know it by the way public alarm has quieted as the situation grows worse. October begins a new fiscal year for the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2018
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    Entitlements always expand

    Get paid now to take parental leave in exchange for deferring Social Security payments later. It sounds like a simple and “budget neutral” to help women earn more in their careers while getting their children off to a good start. Kristin Shapiro, Andrew Biggs, and others have argued on…
    Joseph Coletti, September 5, 2018
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    The Senate and spending gridlock

    Susan Ferrechio writes for the Washington Examiner that the upper chamber of Congress could take an important action this week. Lawmakers agreed to begin debate on a bill that would fund the nation’s massive defense budget as well as the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2018
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    Digging a deeper financial hole

    James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute highlights a little-noticed report on federal government finances. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released new budget forecasts this summer that show the nation falling into an ever deeper financial hole. Unfortunately, very few…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2018
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    Garland Tucker: Why can’t Congress shrink the government?

    John Locke Foundation’s Garland Tucker was featured in The Daily Caller answering the question “Why can’t Congress shrink the government?” Garland uses the current debate over reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program to explain this situation. The program was enacted in 1968 in response to escalating premiums…
    Anna Manning, August 9, 2018
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    No Explanation From the Feds For $43 Million Gas Station in Afghanistan

    The U.S. financial commitment to rebuilding Afghanistan is behemoth — more than what was spent post World War II on rebuilding Europe. Unfortunately, huge amounts have been wasted, spent on dubious projects with little accountability, as Reason reports. One such project is a compressed natural gas station. Price tag:…
    Donna Martinez, July 24, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Tennessee study that questions the academic benefits of prekindergarten. John Hood’s Daily Journal calls for a concerted fight against federal budget deficits.
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2018
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    Your tax dollars at work: Dance club drinking edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon exposes another questionable use of your tax dollars. The National Institutes of Health is spending $3 million investigating the goings on at electronic dance music clubs. The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, a nonprofit group based in Maryland, is leading…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2018