In the election, Congress swung decidedly in a small-government direction, but the Posts reporting did not reflect that reality, and instead presented only the lobbyist point of view.
DHS illustrates a fundamental problem with the federal government: it tries to do far too much, and ends up doing little well.
Im sure that macroeconomic models have grown more sophisticated today, but they still cant predict very well.
This is the most stunning result from the survey: Asked if their leaders maintain high standards of honesty and integrity, just 39.1 percent of employees responded positively.
Thank goodness for the states. Many governors are championing fiscal reforms, and business tax cuts are one area of progress.
Paul Krugman slammed Brownbacks tax cuts, saying, the states budget has plunged deep into deficit, provoking a Moodys downgrade of its debt.
The episode was a very gutsy move by Reagan, with beneficial consequences.
The chart shows that the number of federal subsidy programs has almost doubled since 1990, reaching 2,282 today.
A tragedy is unfolding in Texas as thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring over the southern border.
The VA has one of the highest firing rates for this class of worker at 0.18 percent. But that’s still just 1 in 555 workers in 2013.
President Bush promised that DHS would “improve efficiency without growing government.” Ha!
Mad “asked readers to write FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to request an ‘Official Draft Dodger Card,’” and many did. Hoover was not amused.
Here’s what nearly all media stories on this topic gloss over: the share of U.S. bridges that are structurally deficient has been falling steadily for more than two decades.
The problem is not just that programs such as Medicare keep growing, but also that Congress keeps adding new programs.
Congress should pursue major tax reforms that not only unshackle the economy but also expand our civil liberties.
Total spending was restrained in Bush’s first term, but then rose quite rapidly in his second term.
The aims of federal policies have gyrated wildly over two centuries, and most policies have failed, as is evident from the poor economic conditions on many reservations.
If anything can go wrong in government, it will go wrong—and we’re all paying for it.
The cost of the federal spy budget used to be secret, which was a bizarre thing for a government that is supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
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