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How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

By William D. Hartung Mises Institute March 6, 2018   How the Pentagon Devours the Budget   Though the Pentagon’s budget was already through the roof, it will get an extra $165 billion over the next two years, thanks to the congressional budget deal reached earlier this month. To put that figure in context, it […]

How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

Paul Ryan fails again? Democrats celebrate expansion of spending/cronyism in budget deal

Paul Ryan fails again? Democrats celebrate expansion of spending/cronyism in budget deal

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism May 2, 2017   Paul Ryan fails again? Democrats celebrate expansion of spending/cronyism in budget deal     Of course they don’t use the word “cronyism” or the term “crony capitalism.” But that’s what the $5 billion in additional spending is all about – cronyism. Included in the deal […]


Audit the Pentagon

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 6, 2017   Audit the Pentagon   One of the benefits of being an extremely powerful lobby in Washington is the ability to live off the taxpayers without ever having to tell the taxpayers what you they with their money. This includes two of the most powerful lobbies in DC: […]


The Pentagon has never been audited. That’s astonishing

The Pentagon has never been audited. That’s astonishing

By Against Crony Capitalism March 21, 2017   The Pentagon has never been audited. That’s astonishing     Not that astonishing to us. But it is still nuts. (From The Guardian)   On Thursday, Donald Trump released a preliminary budget proposal that calls for a $52bn increase in military spending. But just last December, a […]


A Step in the Right Direction

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito March 18, 2017   A Step in the Right Direction     Trump has released his first budget proposal. It is the most radical budget proposal ever offered by a president in the last seven million years…give or take. The reactions are predictable…and curious. First, the predictable: in no way, […]

An Obama Plot to Sabotage Trump?

A Budget Without Russians: The Empire’s Nightmare

A Budget Without Russians: The Empire’s Nightmare

By Fred Reed LewRockwell.com February 27, 2017   A Budget Without Russians: The Empire’s Nightmare     Methinks the insane hysteria over Russia needs to stop. It probably will not. For reasons of domestic and imperial politics, the American public is again being manipulated into a war frenzy by Washington and New York. It is stupid, without […]


The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

By Alice Salles Mises Institute January 23, 2017   The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget   The US government’s efforts against illicit drugs have finally run their course. With over one trillion dollars wasted over the past several decades and nothing to show but failure, taxpayers are beginning to ask a simple yet […]

The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

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Beltway Conservative Budget Plans Are Big Spending and Anti-Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 21, 2016 Beltway Conservative Budget Plans Are Big Spending and Anti-Liberty   According to a recent poll, 73 percent of all Americans oppose increases in federal spending. Since this anti-government spending sentiment is a major reason Republicans control the House and Senate, one would expect the Republican Congress […]


Do We Need To ‘Rebuild The Military’?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 8, 2016 Do We Need To ‘Rebuild The Military’?   The Republican presidential debates have become so heated and filled with insults, it almost seems we are watching a pro wrestling match. There is no civility, and I wonder whether the candidates are about to come to blows. […]

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Obama's $4.1 Trillion Budget Is Latest Sign of America's Looming Collapse

Obama’s $4.1 Trillion Budget Is Latest Sign of America’s Looming Collapse

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell February 10, 2016   Obama’s $4.1 Trillion Budget Is Latest Sign of America’s Looming Collapse     Republicans have spent the entire Obama presidency engaging in acts of disrespect against this president, and the office that he has been twice elected to by a majority of the voters. […]


No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org November 17, 2015   No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama   It is common to see articles and columns in the Conservative media claiming that President Obama is engaging in “historic defense cuts.” There are claims that not in decades has the military ever endured such budget slashing. “Romney […]


The Military Gravy Train: Full Speed Ahead

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org September 30, 2015   The Military Gravy Train: Full Speed Ahead   There’s something very odd about the United States military that makes many of the most budget-hawkish fiscal conservatives turn into starry-eyed, big government welfare pushers. The hypocrisy is breathtaking; at the same time as many conservatives are talking about “America’s […]