Plus: the unintended consequences of mandating COVID vaccines for students
Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling, while Republicans occasionally remember they're against big government spending.
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.
As inflation increases, we need a low-debt environment.
The U.S. national debt held by the public is currently almost $22 trillion, surpassing the country's annual GDP for the first time since World War II.
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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.
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.
The spending plan demonstrates an unwillingness to govern and a preference for pandering to special interests.
Maybe drawings can deter elected officials from their outrageous spending habits where detailed reports have failed to attract their attention.
The White House is proposing an 8.4 percent boost in discretionary spending, which comes on top of Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, and his proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan.
Fiscal hawks have been sounding the alarm about rising debt levels for decades, but their nightmare scenario of runaway inflation hasn't come to pass. How do we know if this time is different?
Legislators view the disease as a license to spend like there’s no tomorrow.
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Despite Elizabeth Warren's contention that it is the "single most effective economic stimulus that is available through executive action," forgiving student debt is a bad idea.
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.
Trump plans to steal less of other people’s cash then Biden does, though neither has any serious suggestions for paying for their spending schemes.
There's a fox, a goose, and a bag of grain. And a hippopotamus in the middle of the river.
Even without further spending increases, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the national debt will hit 107 percent of GDP in 2023.
The Congressional Budget Office warns that higher levels of debt will slow economic growth significantly in the years ahead.
Biden is proposing about $3 trillion in new taxes, mostly on the rich, to pay for up to $11 trillion in new spending. That's a recipe for even bigger budget deficits.
The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will hit $3.3 trillion this year. The national debt will exceed the size of America's gross domestic product for the first time since the end of World War II.
Research suggests reducing spending will boost consumption in the short- and long-run.
Rand Paul on Republican Plans for Another Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: 'They Simply Don't Care About the Debt'
Congress is currently debating what should be included in the next trillion-dollar (and counting) stimulus bill, but nothing is likely to pass this week.
Debt held by the public equals about 100 percent of GDP. That's hurting growth and will fuel a major crisis.
The Next Stimulus: Infrastructure Week, Another Rural Broadband Boondoggle, and Maybe a Sports Bailout?
It's obvious that there will be more government spending in response to the coronavirus, but distinguishing the essential from the nice-to-have is more important than ever.
And more coronavirus stimulus spending could send that number soaring higher.
Having failed to be fiscally responsible when it would have been relatively easier, our elected officials will now likely hike spending even further.
There was a deficit of debt talk at the conservative conference.
Instead of taking a little off the top, Trump needs to give farm subsidies a buzz cut.
The National Debt Is 'Unsustainable' and the Pentagon's Finances Are a Total Mess, Federal Audit Says
"Absent policy changes, the federal government continues to face an unsustainable long-term fiscal path," America's top auditor warns. But is anyone listening?
And whether it balances at all depends on some creative accounting. Meanwhile, it proposes $2 billion in new spending on the border wall.
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The president likes things big, so that apparently applies to government budgets too.
The problem, as always, is that voters are likely to say they want Congress to balance the budget, but are less likely to back any specific ideas for doing so.
Donald Trump, Democrats, and Republicans agree on trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see.
In three years in office, Trump has added more to the national debt than President George W. Bush did in his entire two terms.
Will tonight be any different or more of the same?