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Throwback Thursday: Federal Debt Edition

by Demian Brady / /

In my previous "Throwback Thursday" post, I looked back at candidate Obama's unfulfilled promise in 2008 that he would cut more than he would spend. This throwback post doesn't go as far back in time, but since the new Fiscal Year started October 1, the f
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Throwback Thursday: Budget Edition

by Demian Brady / /

Remember this pledge from then-candidate Barack Obama from the 2008 debates? So we're going to have to make some investments, but we've also got to make spending cuts. And what I've proposed, you'll hear Senator McCain say, well, he's
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Balancing the Budget: What It Will Take

by Demian Brady / /

On average, spending is expected to grow by about 5 percent per year. To get the budget close to balance by 2025 without increasing the tax burden, lawmakers need to restrain the growth in spending to about 2.7 percent per year.
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How Resurrecting Ex-Im Could Impact Taxpayers

by Demian Brady / /

The Bank's backers argue that it is good for jobs and balances the global playing field because foreign governments provide similar export subsidies to their native companies. Opponents have singled it out as corporate welfare.
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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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