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Fiscal Responsibility

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

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We identify real solutions for reforming runaway spending and debt.

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We work to keep spending in the headlines and in the minds of everyday Americans whose futures are at risk.


Do Elected Officials Really Care About Spending?

October 5th, 2018 by

Getting spending under control has long been one of the main goals that politicians express, but under united government, bipartisan majorities continually break with this message by supporting massive government expenditures. However, this disconnect is not restricted to Congressmen and Senators. Voters also show support for small government while supporting programs that add its size. […]

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Jonathan Bydlak in The Hill: While attention is elsewhere, Congress spends like mad

October 2nd, 2018 by

Writing today in The Hill, Jonathan Bydlak points out that while Supreme Court drama may be capturing most headlines, problems with the nation’s finances are only growing worse as Congress passes another enormous spending bill: President Trump, who six months ago pledged he would “never sign a bill like this again,” went ahead and signed a bill like this again on […]

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Jonathan Bydlak in National Interest: A New Strategy for Spending

September 21st, 2018 by

Writing today in The National Interest, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak argues that fiscal conservatives have a problem in how we discuss the nation’s spending and debt — specifically, that discussion of the latter crowds out focus on the former. A friend recently recounted a story that’s as instructive as it is alarming. He told me […]

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