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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 more pressure to find a solution. Meanwhile, competing stories of standoffs and storming out of […] Read More >>

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 mind taxing the wealthy by a rate of 100 percent would barely dent this year’s […] Read More >>

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 definition of “rich” is anything but narrow). Could increased tax revenues solve the federal government’s […] Read More >>