COVID-19

Federal Spending Hits $6.6 Trillion

The Congressional Budget Office has released new estimates. Federal government spending jumped from $4.5 trillion in fiscal 2019 to $6.6 trillion in fiscal 2020, as shown in the chart below. That huge increase was financed by borrowing, the costs of which will land on taxpayers down the road.

Senate Is Right to Resist State Aid

Another week, another news story about supposedly imploding state‐local government budgets.

Repeal Local Restrictions to Revive Economy

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the health crisis and recession.

Federal Aid Dwarfs the Fall in State Tax Revenues

The Wall Street Journal published a news story suggesting that public schools face ruin without more federal aid.

Stimulus Didn't Stimulate

Faced with an escalating pandemic in March, the President and most governors did not want to “stimulate” the private economy.

Spin in WSJ Budget Story

The Wall Street Journal has published a biased news story regarding state budgets.

No More State Aid

In response to the crisis, federal policymakers have passed a series of aid packages providing hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local governments.

California’s Budget and Rainy Day Fund

Congress is considering passing additional financial aid for state and local governments.

Dem Plan for $3 Trillion in New Coronavirus Aid Is Too Costly – States Must Cut Spending

A proposal by House Democrats announced Tuesday to spend over $3 trillion more to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic would send the federal deficit skyrocketing and place an enormous burden on taxpayers to fund.

CDC Failures: Mission Sprawl Is One Problem

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that it “has a unique mission—to save lives by deploying effective, proven strategies to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to disease outbreaks at their source.”

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