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Tag: Federal Spending
  • Just what we need — more defense spending…NOT

    Last week, the Senate approved a $46 billion border security package as part of a comprehensive immigration bill, $38 billion of which was approved in the last week to attract support from the GOP. This bill includes: $30 billion over the next decade to hire more than 19,000 new Border Patrol agents $7.5 billion to …

  • 79% of Americans say more DC spending doesn’t help

    A new Reason-Rupe poll has some interesting and telling findings—namely that a vast majority of Americans don’t think that increased federal spending since the 1990s has improved their quality of life. Here are the details: Adjusted for inflation, federal spending per capita has increased approximately 39 percent since 1992, yet a new Reason-Rupe poll finds 79 percent …

  • Feds looking to hire six-figure salary “invitations coordinator”

    As I was going through the news this morning, I found a link to this federal government job listing, looking to hire an “invitations coordinator” for the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau.  Now, I know it can look like I’m just trying to be mad for the sake of being mad when I see one incident …

  • Debt Deal is Done; Horray for More Debt!

    As of noon today, the long battle over the debt ceiling is at an end (at least for now). The bill passed the House of Representatives by a 269-161 margin yesterday, and cleared the Senate by a 74-26 vote earlier today. From what you’ve probably heard from the avalanche of news about this deal, it …

  • Don’t Cry for Government Space: The Shuttle Program was a Giant Failure

    As the final shuttle flight unfolds over the next few hours or, given the weather, the next few days, politicians, pundits, and former astronauts will laud the success of the shuttle program.  It is all hogwash. As noted in a Boston Globe editorial, by any metric more tangible than the warm and fuzzies, the space …

  • 14 Trillion Reasons Military Spending Should not Be Sacrosanct

    As the national debt continues to climb past $14 trillion, the importance of subjecting all government programs — including, or even especially, military spending — to the budgetary knife seems increasingly obvious.  However, if that figure alone isn’t persuasive, here’s an excerpt from an interesting article on our security budget: The bloated and sacrosanct security …

  • Pick an Agency, Any Agency: SSA

    As fiscal conservatives continue to seek avenues through which to derail the federal gravy train, it helps from time to time to take a look at the mind-numbingly long list of federal departments and agencies that are on board. Of course, this list is hardly exhaustive – just one that is publicly available – but …

  • Pick an Agency, Any Agency: FHFA

    As fiscal conservatives continue to seek avenues through which to derail the federal gravy train, it helps from time to time to take a look at the mind-numbingly long list of federal departments and agencies that are on board. Of course, this list is hardly exhaustive – just one that is publicly available – but …

  • Pick an Agency, Any Agency: GIPSA

    As fiscal conservatives continue to seek avenues through which to derail the federal gravy train, it helps from time to time to take a look at the mind-numbingly long list of federal departments and agencies that are on board. Of course, this list is hardly exhaustive – just one that is publicly available – but …

  • Pick an Agency, Any Agency: Amtrak

    As fiscal conservatives continue to seek avenues through which to derail the federal gravy train, it helps from time to time to take a look at the mind-numbingly long list of federal departments and agencies that are on board. Of course, this list is hardly exhaustive – just one that is publicly available – but …