Federal outlays per person have increased $1,441 since 2016, to a grand total of $14,652 per person.
It’s a testament to fiscal irresponsibility.
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The president likes things big, so that apparently applies to government budgets too.
House Democrats' $760 Billion Infrastructure Proposal Has Lots of Funding Proposals, Few Proposed Funding Sources
The "Moving Forward Framework" includes some sensible reforms alongside expensive, dubious policy proposals.
This is why we can't have serious conversations about government spending.
Budget negotiations offer lawmakers the opportunity to ditch tax carve-outs and cut spending.
But at least they had enough tax dollars left over to buy a Bob Dylan-made sculpture for the U.S. embassy in Mozambique, and to get zebrafish addicted to nicotine in London.
The Homes for All Act misdiagnoses the roots of the country's housing problems, then adds a boundless faith in the feds' ability to solve them.
Episode 8 of Free Speech Rules by UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh
Dramatic increases in federal spending will not “unlock access” for the poor. It will only help those with the right connections.
The Democratic candidates are making promises they can’t deliver.
In three years in office, Trump has added more to the national debt than President George W. Bush did in his entire two terms.
'Most Americans Don't Want To Work for the Federal Government' Says Andrew Yang, Trashing Federal Jobs Guarantee
The entrepreneur argued instead for a federal universal basic income proposal that would provide every American $1,000 a month.
Climate strikes, "Medicare for All," national security whistleblowers, and Canadian blackface scandals are all distractions from D.C.'s core function: spending more money than we have.
A new report from the Reason Foundation highlights some of the worsening conditions of America's roadways.
The idea that "deficits don't matter" has been growing among Trump-supporting Republicans. Democrats are preparing to take full advantage.
As debt soars, federal payments to service the debt will crowd out the government's core spending responsibilities.
The Senate Will Vote on a $2.7 Trillion Budget Deal That Adds to the National Debt. The Democrats' Debates Ignored It.
CNN doesn't think Americans deserve to hear potential presidents asked about the national debt.
Never before have presidential candidates offered so many giveaways.
And it's actually kind of great.
Both the House and the Senate want transit agencies to stop buying rolling stock from Chinese-owned companies.
Members of Congress are well aware of the looming threat of the $22 trillion (and growing) national debt, but seem incapable of doing anything except making it worse.
Can the Freedom Caucus Convince Trump to Derail This Awful Budget Deal? If Not, Fiscal Conservatism Is Truly Dead.
The House Freedom Caucus could reverse its trend towards irrelevancy by successfully swaying Trump to turn against the new budget deal.
If President Donald Trump signs the deal into law, he will have authorized a 22 percent increase in federal discretionary spending during his first term in office.
The White House is asking Congress to spend $750 billion on the military this coming fiscal year.
Lots of bad ideas from both sides of the political aisle.
The national debt will hit 140 percent of GDP before the end of the 2040s, and that's the optimistic scenario.
There's no need for most federal agencies to be stationed in the nation's capital, one of the most expensive cities in the country.
"Show me the majority for cutting spending," he says.
Thomas Massie Catches Bipartisan Flak for Suggesting Congress Actually Vote on $19 Billion in Disaster Funding
Demanding that members of Congress be in town to vote on spending huge sums of money seems reasonable.
This might seem like nothing more than a snooze-worthy debate over semantics or economic theory or government P.R. strategies. But it matters a lot.
O'Rourke wants net-zero emissions by 2050.
The 2020 presidential candidate ran on spending cuts, troop withdrawls, and means-testing Social Security while primarying an incumbent Democrat 7 years ago.