Government Spending

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Baseline spending jumps by $4.4 trillion

The Wall Street Journal reports that baseline spending estimates, which the Congressional Budget Office uses in reports to Congress, has jumped by a staggering $4.4 trillion over the next ten years: To appreciate the magnitude…


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Cost of Government Day

The Americans for Tax Reforms has released the annual Cost of Government Day Report. According to the report, Americans worked 231 days this year ” to meet all costs imposed by government – 8 days…



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More budget cuts in Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered a new 4% budget cut: Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered already slimmed-down Georgia agencies this week to take another 4 percent spending cut starting in August because the state’s new budget…



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Watch I.O.U.S.A. online

I.O.U.S.A., a great documentary on the problems with our nation’s debt, has been put online for streaming. I don’t agree with some of the suggestions offered, but it’s well worth watching to get a sense…



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Is your Congressman a net spending cutter? (mine isn’t)

The National Taxpayers Union has put together a searchable database showing whether Members of Congress are spending cutters or not using the cost-estimates of all legislation sponsored or co-sponsored. For example, Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA)…



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Greecing of America

Bankrupting America has a new video explaining how our country faces a crisis similar to what we’re are seeing in Greece today: