Fiscal Responsibility

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    The Budget Act at Forty: Time for Budget Process Reform

    As this thorough study discusses, Congress’s budgetary process is outdated, encourages runaway entitlement spending, and needs to be revamped.

    Mercatus Center at George Mason University, March 25, 2015
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    An Unappealing ‘Doc Fix’

    Republican and Democratic leaders have negotiated a “doc fix” that is poised to increase Medicare spending and deficits while giving the federal government new authority “to become the official arbiter of what constitutes ‘quality’ in physician care‎.”

    National Review, March 25, 2015
  • The Obama Rosy Scenario

    Having watched the national debt double in just a few short years, Americans should be highly skeptical of the Obama administration’s claims that a nearly half-trillion-dollar deficit in 2014 is a sign of responsible governing.

    National Review, October 16, 2014
  • Corporate-Welfare Queens

    Conservatives can help put a stop to corporate welfare by, at the least, preventing Fortune 500 companies from double-dipping from federal assistance programs.

    National Review, March 27, 2014
  • The Entitlement Hang-Up

    Dropping the misleading and inappropriate label of “entitlements” would allow for a more honest and useful debate on the cost-effectiveness of government programs.

    Real Clear Politics, October 21, 2013
  • The Bigger Battle Behind the Shutdown

    The current shutdown should serve as a reminder of our profligate federal spending, an amazing four-fifths of which isn’t even appropriated by Congress.

    The Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013
  • The Nation’s Budget Challenges Haven’t Changed

    Our deficit has dipped some—but it’s still over half a trillion dollars, our 14-digit debt is still growing, and our long-term fiscal challenges are still the same.

    U.S. News & World Report, June 13, 2013
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    Taxation Without Cessation

    Contrary to the impression given by both parties, taxes have nearly doubled over the past 50 years, and our massive deficits are simply a function of runaway spending—on everything but defense.

    The Weekly Standard, January 21, 2013
  • The Cost of Obama

    In terms of runaway deficit spending, this presidency truly has been historic.

    The Weekly Standard, February 14, 2012