Browsing articles tagged with "cato institute Archives - Coalition to Reduce Spending"

State Aid: The Half-Trillion Dollar Question

Proponents of reducing federal spending to responsible levels often focus on entitlements and military spending, the two largest categories of spending. That’s where the hardest work will be done. But very rarely is it mentioned federal grants and aid to the states and local governments constitute the third-largest spending category. In 2011, the federal government […] Read More >>

Debunking debt ceiling myths

Earlier this week, David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey published an important column in the Wall Street Journal debunking many of the myths about government debt, entitlement spending, and the upcoming battle over whether to raise the debt ceiling. First, a few definitions of terms and some history to help the discussion. Debt […] Read More >>

Brad Lips: Spending cuts must be politically profitable

Brad Lips, the CEO of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation wrote a great recap of the 2012 general election earlier this month in which he channeled the late, great Milton Friedman, who said often:  “I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to […] Read More >>

Milton Friedman explains why Coalition to Reduce Spending exists

Milton Friedman was a great communicator of the ideas of limiting government. In this clip from a lecture in the early 1980s, Friedman explains how reducing government spending is the only way to address government debt. “Keep your eye on one thing and one thing only: how much government is spending…The real problem is to […] Read More >>