Tag: government spending
The Growth of Discretionary and Mandatory Spending

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

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.

The Truth about Turkey

Mounting debt and rising inflation are driving Turkey’s financial crisis.

DOJ Dishes Out Taxpayer Dollars

DOJ appears eager to hand out millions of taxpayer dollars to just about any group that wants it. 

The CBO Agrees: It’s the Spending, Stupid!

U.S. Government’s long-term budget outlook released.

NEA Grants for Clown College

Of all the strange things that the U.S. government spends money upon, perhaps one of the strangest is a college for clowns.

Capping Federal Medicaid Funding Would Save $110 Billion to $150 Billion in 5 Years

Arguably more important than repealing and replacing Obamacare, a longstanding Republican proposal to change how Congress finances Medicaid would reduce the burden on taxpayers by $110 billion to $150 billion over five years, according to a new analysis by consultants at Avalere. Currently, state spending on Medicaid is out of control because Medicaid’s traditional…
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Health Spending Slows to a Less Alarming Pace

Last week’s second estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the second quarter confirms that growth in health spending took a welcome break. Unfortunately, it is not a clear break in the trend of health spending consuming an increasing share of our national income. The second estimate revised the advanced estimate, and the update was…
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A Vulgar Keynesian Visits My Chamber

I heard a noise that seemed to come from my chamber door. I opened it, and then . . . Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams some Austrians dared to dream before; But recession was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token, And the only words…
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