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.
The FIRST STEP Act called for $75 million for reentry programs. It's not listed in the White House's summary.
When libertarians dole out blame for the growth of government, perhaps we should take a look in the mirror.
Chalk it up to use-it-or-lose-it spending.
Whether its supporters care is another question.
Support drops when you tell people it would require higher taxes, longer lines, and switching insurance plans.
A year after the tax law, growth is up but tax revenue is down.
Plus: Democrats divided on deficit-neutral spending and an autopsy of The Weekly Standard.
Departing congressman warns against populism, "cult of personality," "post-truth" politics, and a government spending addiction that threatens to drive the American civilization "extinct."
No, but it's nice to fantasize.
Yes, it's only temporary. But if it stops Trump from blowing money on a stupid border wall, cheer it on.
No but really, the shutdown is probably going to happen.
Taxpayers shell out big time to keep poor folks who haven't even been convicted of crimes behind bars.
It sounds like Trump is folding, which is probably for the best.
The FIRST STEP Act might get shoved into an end-of-year spending bill.
Plus: France postpones planned fuel-tax hike after Yellow Vest protests.
As it turns out, the 3D-printed solution costs 50 cents
Republicans have paved the way for the Democrats' big government agenda.
The federal government spent $790 billion more than it taxed during fiscal year 2018. The deficit is about to get worse. Much worse.
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
After Millions of Dollars Spent and Hundreds of New Lane Miles Built, Bike Ridership Is Down Across America
The 2017 American Community Survey finds the number of people biking to work is falling nationwide.
Trump will "now be put to the test," Amash says.
The president is angry that Congress funded other wasteful projects instead of his.
The program's goals might be admirable, but the reality is a whole different story.
Federal officials are supposed to travel in a cost-efficient way. The former secretary of health and human services rarely did.
Entitlement spending, health care costs, and the GOP tax legislation will drive up the debt.
Congressional Republicans Say They Just Cut $15 Billion in Spending. It's Actually Only $1.1 Billion.
President Donald Trump's rescission bill actually cuts just $57 million from current year spending. So that oughta solve the fiscal crisis.
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The Congressional Budget Office is about to release a report. Spoiler alert: It won't be pretty.