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House leaders struggle to get support for Pentagon spending bill

May 14th, 2019 by

Facing an uncertain future of negotiations on the rest of the federal budget, House Democratic leaders are struggling to gather support for their $733 billion plan for Pentagon spending. Bloomberg Government reports that House Democratic leaders see this level of Pentagon spending as a necessary part of getting Republicans on board with the level of […]

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Jonathan Bydlak: Blaming tax cuts for ballooning deficits misses the point

April 9th, 2019 by

Writing today in The Hill, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak discusses a major misconception in recent discussions of rising deficits. There’s been a lot of talk about tax policy, and many blame it for rising deficits, but the fact is, spending remains the problem. Recent reports make this very clear. [I]f you’ve been reading […]

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Here comes another fiscal cliff

April 3rd, 2019 by

POLITICO reports this week about the latest in the indefinite series of fiscal cliffs that Congress likes to set up for itself. This time, a handful of budget deadlines and a debt limit fight will soon come together as Congress, the President, and leaders on both sides seem to want different things. These fights are […]

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