Chris Edwards

Growing Dependence on Subsidies

In two maps today, the New York Times illustrates the growing dependence of Americans on federal government subsidies or welfare.

Opportunity Zones Fuel Corruption

The federal government dispenses unequal treatment to Americans through subsidies, regulations, and narrow tax breaks.

Federalism Should Not Be Favoritism

Instead of federal favoritism for some areas over others, policymakers should concentrate on making the whole nation an opportunity zone.

Tax Reform 2.0 and Savings

In the wake of their successful Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year, Republicans are now considering Tax Reform 2.0.

Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle at DOE

The federal government spends an unreal amount of taxpayer money cleaning up nuclear weapons sites.

O Zones Fragment America

We do not need another rift between communities in our divided nation. But that is what Congress gave us with a provision in last year’s tax bill that imposed a patchwork of divisions spread across every state.

Farm Bill Flop

Last week, the House voted down passage of the 2018 farm bill. The bill would have reauthorized farm programs and food stamps at a 10-year cost of $867 billion.

TSA Still Awful After 17 Years

It has been 17 years since the federal government took over security screening at the nation’s airports, and they still haven’t figured out how to schedule more screeners during busy times.

GOP to Boost Food Stamp Bureaucracy

The Republicans have so forgotten how to control spending, even when they try something conservative it is not really conservative.

Congress Tees Up an $867 Billion Farm Bill

If you thought that the congressional spending orgy would slow down after the bloated omnibus bill passed in March, you were wrong.

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