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We Need to Reduce our Sea of Red Ink Before We Return to the Sea of Tranquility

By on June 20, 2019
We Need to Reduce our Sea of Red Ink Before We Return to the Sea of Tranquility

by Ross Marchand

No matter what figure NASA reports to the public, taxpayers should take initial estimates with a capsule of salt.

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The Rise of Free Lunch Economics & the Growth of Our National Debt

By on February 19, 2019
The Rise of Free Lunch Economics & the Growth of Our National Debt

by MAYA MACGUINEAS

Even if we are successful in implementing a comprehensive plan to grow the economy, it is not going to be enough to grow our way out of our debt problems.

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Govern Within Your Means: A Unifying Goal in Divided Times

By on December 17, 2018
Govern Within Your Means: A Unifying Goal in Divided Times

by G.T. BYNUM

The greatest contribution President Trump and Congress could make in 2019 is to follow the lead of cities across America and balance their budget.

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With Divided Federal Government, a Silver Lining Could Emerge

By on December 17, 2018
With Divided Federal Government, a Silver Lining Could Emerge

by J.D. MESNARD

At a time when our federal government continues to expand and the national debt continues to grow, there can be virtue in gridlock.

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Troubling Trends in the Federal Budget

By on September 20, 2018
Troubling Trends in the Federal Budget

by ROBERT L. BIXBY

Elected leaders profess to be concerned about the nation’s long-term economic growth. You’d never know it, however, by looking at the federal budget.

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Entitlement Reform: The 800 pound gorilla that’s being ignored in the 2008 campaign

By on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments
Entitlement Reform: The 800 pound gorilla that’s being ignored in the 2008 campaign

by DAVID C. JOHN

When asked what they would do about fixing entitlement spending, with just a few exceptions, the current presidential candidates quickly retreat into clichés.

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Do Deficits Really Matter?

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Do Deficits Really Matter?

by DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN

According to the former CBO Director, they matter a great deal.

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A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

by ARLEN SPECTER

SAFE Commission would call on both Democrats and Republicans to serve.

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Democrats and a Balanced Budget

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Democrats and a Balanced Budget

by TIMOTHY J. PENNY

Will the new majority get it done?

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The Rise of the Supercommittee and the Repercussions of Inaction

By on August 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
The Rise of the Supercommittee and the Repercussions of Inaction

by STEVE BELL

This former Staff Director of the Senate Budget Committee predicts the deficit supercommittee will reach agreement on a plan to reduce the debt. Unfortunately, he argues, it won’t do much good.

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