In response to Biden's child tax credits, Sen. Josh Hawley proposes paying parents $1,000 per month—if they're married—and $500 per month if they're single.
Are Gavin Newsom's $600 Checks a Redistributive Vote-Buying Scheme or Welcome Return of Stolen Goods?
California's embattled governor wants to spend $8 billion of the state's surprise budget surplus on individual payments to state residents.
Biden Claims 5 Past Fed Chairs Back His Jobs Plan, but 2 Are Dead and 2 More Have Been Quiet About It
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"We need a Green New Deal for Public Housing," says Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "We need a Green New Deal for Cities…and we need a Green New Deal for Public Schools."
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When everything’s infrastructure, nothing is.
Americans distract themselves with freak-show headlines while political institutions escape their control.
Workers will suffer.
Joe Biden's $2 Trillion 'Infrastructure' Plan Doubles Down on Everything That Makes American Infrastructure Insanely Expensive
The president's speech outlining his American Jobs Plan was rich in ambition, but light on details.
And it has failed in almost every country where it's been tried.
What does this have to do with the pandemic? Nothing.
More Checks Are Coming After Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Bill That Has Little To Do With COVID-19
Some provisions provide direct aid. Others, not so much.
Joe Biden's spending bill is a Democratic Party wish list masquerading as a public health measure.
State Revenue Is 'Virtually Flat.' Local Government Revenue Is Up Slightly. Congress Wants To Give Them $350 Billion Anyway.
The Democrats' COVID bill showers billions of unneeded dollars on state and local governments.
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The rest of us are out of luck.
Congress throws far too much money at special interests.
Joe Biden, Senate Dems Want To Reduce the Number of Six-Figure Households Getting $1,400 'Relief' Checks. Progressives Are Furious.
Moderates and progressives are sparring over how much government assistance should go to upper-middle class families.
Never let a good manufactured crisis go to waste
State, Local Governments Are Posting Surprisingly Sunny Revenue Projections. Democrats Want To Give Them $350 Billion Anyway.
Most states managed to avoid much-predicted fiscal crises during the pandemic. Congress wants to shower them with more federal aid anyway.
The plan would redistribute wealth, create distortions, and grow government.
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Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package Includes More Stimulus Checks, State Government Bailout, $15 Federal Minimum Wage
On the brighter side, Biden wants 100 million vaccinations in 100 days and will push for immediate school reopenings.
When one party controls both Congress and the White House, the result is never a reduction in the size or cost of government.
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COVID Relief Bill Includes $25 Billion in Rental Assistance, 1-Month Extension of the CDC's Eviction Moratorium
Congress' extension of a federal ban on evictions does little to address the legal problems with the policy.
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Congress Could Pass a $900 Billion COVID Stimulus Bill This Week. Or There Might Be a Government Shutdown.
Unsettled political circumstances and the ongoing pandemic crossed with Congress' broken bill-passing process is a recipe for chaos.
Get ready for President-elect Biden to join forces with big spending Republicans.
If we can't trim the Pentagon's budget this year, will we ever?
How to slow massive and unchecked national deficits in an age of runaway spending and divided government.
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.
The president's erraticism and Senate Republican opposition might save taxpayers from having to shell out for another 10-digit relief package.
Democrats and the White House Were Nearing an Agreement on Renter, Homeowner Assistance. Then Trump Tweeted.
House Democrats had approved $71 billion in assistance to homeowners and renters. The White House said it would agree to $60 billion. Now they'll get $0.
It is an abrupt reversal for Trump, who as recently as Saturday had voiced his support for another stimulus package.
Even without further spending increases, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the national debt will hit 107 percent of GDP in 2023.
Democrats are proposing $3 trillion.
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.