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Omnibus Spending Bill Was a Giant Giveaway to the Swamp

By Sen. Mike Lee @SenMikeLee The Daily Signal March 27, 2018   Omnibus Spending Bill Was a Giant Giveaway to the Swamp     Last Wednesday, House leadership released a 2,232-page omnibus spending bill that keeps the federal government open through October. This bill was negotiated completely behind closed doors by just four people: House Speaker […]

Omnibus Spending Bill Was a Giant Giveaway to the Swamp

Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 26, 2018   Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans   On Friday, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill for 2018. The $1.3 trillion bill was so monstrous that it would have made the biggest spender in the Obama Administration blush. The image […]

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How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

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 […]


In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute

By Matt Agorist Free Thought Project March 1, 2018   In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute In spite of taking in a record-breaking amount of taxes in 2017, the US government managed to lose a whopping $1.2 TRILLION dollars, or $2.2 million—every single minute of 2017.     Illustrating the gluttonous nature […]

In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute

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Is the (Tea) Party Over?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 27, 2018   Is the (Tea) Party Over?   The recently-passed big-spending budget deal’s failure to generate significant opposition from the “tea party” has led some to pen obituaries for this once-powerful movement. These commentators may have a point. However, few of them understand the true causes of the […]


David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 13, 2018   David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending     Watch out for a recession and more trouble for American stocks ahead, warned investing, economy, and politics writer David Stockman in a Monday interview at Fox Business. Hearing Stockman’s informative analysis about that alone should be […]

David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right     He often is. Tax cuts are good. And needed to be had. But with those tax cuts should come a reduction is spending. The debt that hangs over us is expensive in many ways. (From The American […]


Let’s Limit Spending

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com February 7, 2018   Let’s Limit Spending     Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That’s a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the […]

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Earmarks Are Not the Problem

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 17, 2018   Earmarks Are Not the Problem   Last week President Trump urged Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to direct how federal agencies spend taxpayer dollars. Ironically, many constitutional conservatives and libertarians disagree with the president. The reason is, President Trump wants Congress to reassert its authority […]


No, We Don’t Need a Federal “Solution” to Infrastructure Problems

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute January 10, 2018   No, We Don’t Need a Federal “Solution” to Infrastructure Problems   On December 19, an Amtrak train in Washington State killed three people and injured 100 others when it derailed and crashed into traffic lanes on a nearby highway. The day before, Atlanta’s international airport suffered a […]

No, We Don't Need a Federal "Solution" to Infrastructure Problems

More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment

More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment

By Per Bylund Mises Institute September 27, 2017   More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment     It is almost universally asserted today that consumer spending drives employment. This thesis gives support to the general Keynesian idea that government should “stimulate” the economy when it is suffering from a recession, whether it is through fiscal […]