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If Everything is Infrastructure, Common Ground will be Hard to Find

By on July 25, 2021
If Everything is Infrastructure, Common Ground will be Hard to Find

by JAY COST

Because Democrats view infrastructure spending in part as a way to transfer wealth from the rich to the poor, they have no problem raising taxes to finance such projects.

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Do Deficits Matter? Yes.

By on July 25, 2021
Do Deficits Matter? Yes.

by MARC JOFFE

The Grand Old Party should rediscover its fiscally responsible heritage.

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The Ghosts of Budgets Past, Present & Future

By on December 9, 2020
The Ghosts of Budgets Past,  Present & Future

by G. WILLIAM HOAGLAND

Ebenezer Scrooge would have certainly asserted of Congress’ budget process: “it is dead, dead as a door-nail.” In the spirit of the season, it is worth examining why the process now lies with old Marley in the graveyard.

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Ho, Ho, Ho!

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Ho, Ho, Ho!

by ROBERT L. BIXBY

When it comes to federal spending, it’s become Christmas all year.

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Putting an End to Budget Gimmickry

By on August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
Putting an End to Budget Gimmickry

by MARTHA ROBY

The first term Congresswoman from Alabama discusses the bill she has introduced to restore accountability to the budgeting process. “Recent polls indicate that as few as one in ten Americans think Congress is doing a good job. The cause of that discontent is often rooted in a fundamental problem: the American people don’t trust what politicians tell them.
And why should they?”

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