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Budget & Spending Legislative Alerts
Instead of keeping the promises they made to their constituents on spending control, Senators joined their House counterparts in allowing Washington to kick the can even further down the road.
$10,000 for a pole-dancing performance, $125,000 for pizza research, and $319 million for a broken health care website; these are just some of the highlights (or lowlights) from Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) annual “Wastebook” released yesterday.
Extending the 2008 farm law is less than ideal, but it could be worse.
Looking at the changes to direct spending, we see that nearly 60 percent of the savings are pushed to the last two years, 2022 and 2023.
By Thomas Fletcher What has come out of the Budget Conference is a feeble deal that continues the status quo of overspending in Washington. This budget agreement fails to address this country’s long term fiscal problems. Instead of getting meaningful reforms on entitlements and government programs, this “deal” trades current spending reductions that were already [...]