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CRFB Releases Update on Mandatory Spending Growth

May 7th, 2018 by

Our friends at Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget put out a blog post on the growth of federal government spending. Unfortunately, the rise in spending falls almost entirely on mandatory spending. They estimate that healthcare spending, Social Security, and interest on the debt will account for over 80% of growth from 2018-2028. This massive increase […]

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CBO Releases Grim Fiscal Outlook

April 19th, 2018 by

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook. The update included the tax cut passed last year and the spending deal that was enacted a few months ago. The outlook was already trending in the wrong direction and this only makes it worse. The 2018 deficit is projected […]

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Jonathan Bydlak in The American Conservative

March 27th, 2018 by

In The American Conservative this week, Institute for Spending Reform founder and president, Jonathan Bydlak, wrote about the need to fully understand Pentagon reforms and cuts when pushing them. He compares this idea to the current gun control debate, where some have very little knowledge of the things they are pushing to regulate. On Pentagon spending, he states […]

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