Chris Edwards

Who Gained from the Tax Cuts?

The Tax Policy Center (TPC) has released a new analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December.

Heritage Foundation Calls for LIHTC Repeal

A recent Heritage Foundation analysis found that the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is complex and inefficient.

Budget Projections Show We’re Headed to Poorhouse

New projections show a grim fiscal future and crushing debt burdens on young Americans.

CBO Report: Spending Blasts Off

If Congress makes no reforms, federal spending is expected to rise from $4.14 trillion this year to $7.05 trillion by 2028.

Federal Spending Rescission

Worried that their spending spree in the recent omnibus bill will suppress conservative turnout at the polls this November, Republicans are now considering a “rescission” package.

Corruption in Virginia Government

As Washington Post readers know, there has been extensive corruption in the District of Columbia government for many year, but I’ve been surprised about the relative dearth of news articles on corruption in the suburbs, particularly the Virginia suburbs.

New Study on the Economic Development Administration

The EDA, which cost taxpayers $287 million in 2017, funds activities that should be funded by local governments and the private sector.

Hearings Show Most Republicans Are Spendthrifts

I am a fan of Kimberley Strassel’s columns about federal politics in the Wall Street Journal. But her recent column about the omnibus spending bill—which increased spending 13 percent in one year—was off the mark.

Corrupting Federalism

Federal funding of state activities induces state and local governments to spend wastefully because the money comes “free” from Washington.

Spending Catastrophe

The 2,232-page omnibus spending deal signed into law last week threw fiscal sanity out the window.

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