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August 3, 2021
Both ‘Infrastructure’ Bills Are Atrocious. Republicans Voting ‘Yay’ Should Be Embarrassed
Just about nothing US infrastructure has anything to do with DC.
Government Spending
August 3, 2021
Infrastructure Bill as Political Plunder and Social Engineering
Politicians love to spend other people’s money, especially when it enables them to use it to get campaign contributions and election-day votes from those who can keep them in office
Government Spending
July 28, 2021
More Government Debt as Far as the Fiscal Eye Can See
The U.S. government will, again, face an official debt limit starting on August 1, 2021, unless Congress once more raises the limit on what Uncle Sam can borrow.
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Government Spending
May 30, 2020
Government Is Awful at Insurance – and Certainly Shouldn’t Be Rewriting Policies
You don’t want government anywhere near any insurance policies you purchase.
Government Spending
May 20, 2020
China Virus Bailout Coin – Shouldn’t Go to Chinese Companies
There has been much back-and-forthing over who should and shouldn’t get money from the CARES Act.
Government Spending
May 14, 2020
California’s Forecasted Budget Deficit Decades in the Making
For decades, the state that has been dominated by one-party that has been laying the foundation for a budget catastrophe.

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Government Spending
August 3, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
Politicians love to spend other people’s money, especially when it enables them to use it to get campaign contributions and election-day votes from those who can keep them in office
August 3, 2021
By Seton Motley
Just about nothing US infrastructure has anything to do with DC.
July 28, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
The U.S. government will, again, face an official debt limit starting on August 1, 2021, unless Congress once more raises the limit on what Uncle Sam can borrow.
May 30, 2020
By Seton Motley
You don’t want government anywhere near any insurance policies you purchase.
May 20, 2020
By Seton Motley
There has been much back-and-forthing over who should and shouldn’t get money from the CARES Act.
May 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
At the end of April, Illinois utility regulators issued a call to repeal a pro-consumer federal order, called the Minimum Price Order Rule. Here's what this means.
May 14, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
For decades, the state that has been dominated by one-party that has been laying the foundation for a budget catastrophe.
May 13, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson, Jim Lakely
Policymakers should look at how Australia decentralized its infrastructure management to create a similar system in the United States.
April 15, 2020
By Marilyn Singleton
During my last visit to the grocery store, the clerk directed me to the hermetically sealed conveyor belt and, grinning proudly, said, “Welcome to the new normal.”
April 15, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
In Uncle Sam’s 2020 fiscal year that began on October 1, 2019, it is estimated that the federal government will spend around $4.4 trillion, of which about $1 trillion will be with borrowed money to cover the budget deficit of that amount.