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Our country has a spending problem, and tackling deficits and debt starts with controlling spending.

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US on track to spend more on debt than defense

November 11th, 2018 by

Wall Street Journal reports today on a troubling, but altogether expected trend in spending and debt: In the past decade, U.S. debt held by the public has risen to $15.9 trillion from $5.1 trillion, but financing all of that debt hasn’t been a problem. Low inflation and strong global demand for safe U.S. Treasury bonds […]

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How do we fix spending?

October 18th, 2018 by

It’s no secret that deficits and debt are at record highs. The major problems are clear: The budget process just doesn’t work, and most discretionary spending is passed in huge, bundled bills that have to pass or shut the government down — an obvious choice for most legislators. The nation’s mandatory spending programs are unsustainable. […]

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Trump calls for across-the-board spending cuts

October 18th, 2018 by

On Wednesday, President Trump spoke to cabinet members and suggested that the Administration is going in a radically different direction after approving nearly $1 trillion in new spending via several omnibus bills Congress sent over in 2018. This week, though, Trump asked cabinet agency heads to draft proposals to cut their budgets by 5 percent. […]

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