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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 >>

What happens when government spending leads economic growth?

According to new research by the Mercatus Center’s Veronique de Rugy and Keith Hall, the entire increase from the second quarter’s economic growth to the third quarter’s growth can be explained by increased government spending. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the economy grew by a modest 2 percent in the third quarter of […] Read More >>

Why everything must be on the table

Among those who understand government has a severe spending problem, there are considerable differences on what exact spending should be reduced. For a long time the focus has been on eliminating government waste, “porkbarrel” projects and earmarks. The spotlight has recently begun to shine on unsustainable entitlement spending (Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid). Still others […] Read More >>