federal spending

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.

Who Would Want to Be the Next President?

The next president will come into office in early 2021, and the nation will be facing the most dangerous budget situation in peacetime history.

Omnibus Outrage

Congress has passed a giant omnibus spending bill with large increases for every federal budget area. If Trump goes along with the GOP leadership and hikes spending, it would cut his cabinet secretaries off at the knees.

Big Spenders Dominate

Congressional leaders have agreed to a 2,232-page omnibus spending package that allocates federal discretionary spending for 2018. Defense and nondefense spending levels are jacked up, budget caps are blown through, and the deficit is soaring.

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.

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