Posts by Craig Eyermann
Craig Eyermann is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Managing Director of Political Calculations, and the creator of the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org.
The Growth of Discretionary and Mandatory Spending


Side-by-side visualization of the growth of the fed!

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!

A Boom in Small Business Optimism


It’s amazing what good things can happen when the power and greed of bureaucrats and politicians over regular Americans is diminished!

Federal Government versus Private Sector Compensation


The average total compensation of U.S. government workers is 17 percent higher than the average annual compensation of comparable private sector workers.

Illinois’ Growing Public Employee Pension Liability Crisis


Local governments are now having to reduce needed services to the public to pay for the generous pensions of retired government employees.

Construction of California’s Stonehenge Costing $3.1 Million Per Day


Until the California Bullet Train project is canceled, the one thing that can be guaranteed is that its cost will grow even higher than the $77 billion it is slated to cost taxpayers today.

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).

How the VA Wastes Medical Care for Veterans


VA requiring veterans to undergo unwarranted medical re-examinations in order to continue getting benefits.

Federal Fiscal Year-End Spend-a-Thon About to Begin


With billions left to spend, cronyism will abound.

Federal Bureaucrats Behaving Badly


Bureaucrats put their own interests ahead of those of regular Americans.

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