federal spending

Federal Fumbles and Failures

The federal government has suffered from wasteful spending since the beginning.

Trump Administration Efforts to Reform and Cut the Government

Recent Senate testimony on the Trump administration’s plans to reform federal spending.

Cutting Subsidies

Ever since President Trump and budget director Mick Mulvaney released a proposed federal budget that includes cuts in some programs, the Washington Post has been full of articles and letters about current and former officials and program beneficiaries who don’t want their budgets cut.

Does Infrastructure Spending Boost the Economy?

President Donald J. Trump has promised to induce $1 trillion of new public and private investment in infrastructure over the next decade.

Federal Role in Infrastructure

As part of its 2018 budget proposal, the Trump administration has introduced a plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

Trumps Budget on Infrastructure

Conservative and libertarian fears about Donald Trump’s infrastructure rhetoric will be somewhat allayed by today’s budget.

Heritage Immigration Study and Government Spending

Conservative and libertarian scholars are clashing over the findings and political implications of the new Heritage Foundation immigration study. The study spans 92 pages and is jam-packed full of statistics and detailed calculations.

Senator Patty Murray Is Right…and Completely Wrong…about the 1990s

I wrote about the Ryan budget two days ago, praising it for complying with Mitchell’s Golden Rule and reforming Medicare and Medicaid. But I believe in being honest and nonpartisan, so I also groused that it wasn’t as good as the 2011 and 2012 versions. Now it’s time to give the same neutral and dispassionate treatment to the budget proposed by Patty Murray, the Washington Democrat who chairs the Senate Budget Committee.

The Canadian Model for Fiscal Reform

In the Washington Post today, Brian Lee Crowley discusses the still little-known story of Canada’s

Posted by David Boaz on October 30, 2012 - 2:30pm

Reporters Should Think Big on Budget Reforms

The Washington Post did a great job last week comparing spending earmarks by members of Congress with the locations of property they own in their states. Some members are apparently using our tax dollars to expand infrastructure near their homes and businesses, thus gaining a personal benefit from federal spending.

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