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Legislating with budget gimmicks is shameful, timid, risky, and opportunistic. Mostly, though, it's really expensive.
The problem isn’t the GOP or Senate rules. It’s that Democrats can’t agree amongst themselves.
The federal health care program is on track for a trust fund shortfall in just five years. But instead of paying for the program that exists, Democrats want to expand it.
To spend a lot of money, or to spend a lot more money? That is the question.
A minority of the population picking up the tab would be dangerous if the situation were to last.
Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have proposed the creation of a counterproductive $130 billion federal behemoth.
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The spending proposal is likely to be offset by gimmicks and rosy assumptions.
Are you ready for 30 percent cuts in benefits to keep the program alive?
The American Families Plan hits individuals with identical net worths very differently.
Opposed by LGBT and pro-choice advocacy groups, the measure allows doctors to refuse to perform treatments on moral grounds
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Shows That Republicans Love Big Government Just as Much as Democrats
We don't have a gridlock problem. We have a spending problem.
The hasty work behind the PPP and other relief loans shows the limits of big government.
By effectively casting aside the filibuster while technically leaving it in place, Democrats can maintain the pretense that they played by the rules.
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.
Many Politicians Claim That Increased Spending Sparks Economic Growth. Here's Why That's Misleading.
A new study finds that as the government expands, the private sector shrinks.
More spending on more intrusive government is the Biden agenda all the way down.
The spending plan demonstrates an unwillingness to govern and a preference for pandering to special interests.
The White House chose not to include cost estimates for a number of big-ticket health care policies—while still expressing support for them.
In Biden's plan, the government would consume a historically large share of the economy—and those taxes still wouldn't be enough to pay for everything
Tax hikes and growing debt guarantee shared pain in a hobbled economy.
The president loves big government for its own sake and doesn’t really care what it does.
Americans distract themselves with freak-show headlines while political institutions escape their control.
Joe Biden's spending bill is a Democratic Party wish list masquerading as a public health measure.
Congress throws far too much money at special interests.
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Neera Tanden, Biden's Pick for Budget Office: Now Is Not the Time To 'Worry About Raising Deficits and Debt'
She once suggested that if Americans care about the deficit so much, maybe we should make Libya pay for it.
How to slow massive and unchecked national deficits in an age of runaway spending and divided government.
The COVID-19 pandemic will strain some state budgets, but you shouldn't believe the predictions about catastrophic cuts.
There is no state that will weather the COVID-19 pandemic without making difficult decisions. But the revenue hit will be less severe in places that were being thrifty and vigilant.
Remember when $1 trillion annual deficits were worryingly large? Last month’s budget gap was $864 billion.
Debt held by the public equals about 100 percent of GDP. That's hurting growth and will fuel a major crisis.
It took a crisis for policymakers to see that hundreds of rules were not worth the burdens they imposed.
Most of the items included in the CDC's 2021 budget request are important, serious matters. But many have nothing to do with the agency's mission.
Even in a healthy economy, rising debt and deficits posed challenges. The current crisis has magnified those problems.
A new report from the Social Security Administration expects the program to hit insolvency by 2035. Some experts say it could happen as soon as 2028 if there is a serious recession.
The coronavirus is going to crater tax revenues and hike spending. And the Congressional Budget Office says the deficit was going to exceed $1 trillion even before all that.
No matter how bad the outbreak might turn out to be, politicians will find a way to make it worse.