Tag Archives: government debt

Shutdown drags on, but is it saving money?

Note: This post originally appeared at the Institute for Spending Reform. The United States has now entered its longest-ever government shutdown. With government employees across the country officially receiving $0 paychecks, it’s likely that Members of Congress will get even … Continue reading

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Poll: Voters believe Obama wants tax hike to increase spending

You’ve heard all about the “balanced approach” to the government debt problem. It goes something like this: We can’t balance the federal budget with spending cuts alone, so we’re going to need to increase taxes (on the wealthiest Americans). Never … Continue reading

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Video Friday: Would taxing the rich fix the deficit?

No matter how obvious it is–habitual deficit spending is the sole cause of debt–many insist government must take a “balanced approach” to address the country’s debt problem. “Balanced approach” is often code for “tax increases on the rich” (where the … Continue reading

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