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To Eliminate Government Waste, Shine a Light on the Bureaucracy

By on July 25, 2021
To Eliminate Government Waste, Shine a Light on the Bureaucracy

by JAMES LANKFORD

Thanks to the Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act, there will now be a searchable list of every federal program, how many people work on it, how much it costs, and how it is evaluated – if at all.

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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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Do Deficits Matter? It’s Complicated…

By on July 25, 2021
Do Deficits Matter? It’s Complicated…

by Farrokh Langdana

Massive monetary infusions only produce inflation when the money is injected into the economy.

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Entitlement Reform: The 800 pound gorilla that’s being ignored in the 2008 campaign

By on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments
Entitlement Reform: The 800 pound gorilla that’s being ignored in the 2008 campaign

by DAVID C. JOHN

When asked what they would do about fixing entitlement spending, with just a few exceptions, the current presidential candidates quickly retreat into clichés.

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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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Do Deficits Really Matter?

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Do Deficits Really Matter?

by DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN

According to the former CBO Director, they matter a great deal.

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A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

by ARLEN SPECTER

SAFE Commission would call on both Democrats and Republicans to serve.

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Debt Reduction Done Right

By on August 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Debt Reduction Done Right

by MAYA MACGUINEAS

With the debt at historic levels, this respected budget expert argues that what the country needs is a bold and balanced plan to curb spending and get the economy back on track.

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Q&A with Alan Simpson

By on August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
Q&A with Alan Simpson

The former Wyoming Senator talks about the politics of the moment and why the plan he coauthored with Erskine Bowles represents the best hope of reducing the debt before it is too late.

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