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Deficits Getting Less Bad, But Trend Will Not Last

by Demian Brady / /

In FY 2015, the federal government spent $435 billion more than it collected in taxes and other revenues, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. On the positive side, the budget deficit is $48 billion smaller than it was in FY 2014, and is th
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Improper Payments: 124 Programs, $124 Billion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that 124 programs across 22 different agencies made $124.7 billion in improper payments in FY 2014. That's up from $105.8 billion in the year before, and represents what GAO calls a "p
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Jeb Bush's Regulatory Reform Proposal: "Do No Harm"

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

The former Governor of Florida released a plan to ease some of the $1.88 trillion regulatory burden.
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Congress Reconsiders Spending Caps in Long-Term Budget Deal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Caps enacted in 2011 have significantly slowed spending and deficits, and will continue to do so in the future -- if Congress decides to keep them.
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October 1 Marks New Fiscal Year & 200 Days Since Debt Limit Reached

by Demian Brady / /

Thursday October 1 is not only the start of the new Fiscal Year, it will also mark the passage of the fifth straight year that none of the regular appropriations bills have been passed into law. The last time the entire budget was passed without use of an
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BCA Caps and American Household Debt

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Government deficits have been reduced significantly since BCA caps were enacted, which means less debt on the average American's plate.
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Trump's Tax Plan: An Overview

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Donald Trump's campaign announced his tax reform plan today, which it claims will reduce taxes on the middle class, simplify the tax code, and "grow the American economy" and adding a "huge" number of jobs while remaining revenue neutral.
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Don't Forget: Beyond Shutdown Threat, Debt Ceiling Looms

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Beyond the immediate budget controversy, the President and many Members of Congress are seeking a way to bust through spending caps they agreed to just a few years ago.
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Rick Santorum Previews His Flat Tax Plan

by Demian Brady / /

Rick Santorum has vowed to "end the IRS as we know it" and will soon unveil his plan to make that so. While the full details are forthcoming, he provided an overview to an audience in Iowa. The current seven federal income tax brackets would be simplified
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GOP Candidates Offer Military Spending Proposals

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

During last week's GOP debate, much of the policy focus was on issues related to foreign policy and national defense. Nearly every candidate had something to say about how they would utilize and/or expand the military as Commander in Chief.
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