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It's A Spending Problem

It's A Spending Problem

Courtesy of Yuval Levin at National Review, here’s another look at the “fiscal cliff” deal’s impact on the nation’s debt and deficit problem: And then there’s this comparison of spending and revenue, each as a percentage of GDP: Going back to 1973, we’ve never been able to hold federal revenues much above about 18% of

Spain Selling Off Wind Farms

Remember when President Obama was touting Spain’s “green energy” policies as something worth emulating here in the United States? Well Spain, where unemployment has hit rates as high as 20%, is now selling off their wind farms (via Million Dollar Way): In its concerted effort to reduce debt and maintain investment grade credit rating, Iberdrola

"We Can't Cut Our Way To Prosperity" When Prosperity Is Based On Government Spending

“We cannot simply cut our way to prosperity,” President Obama said last night in response to the House sending him the “fiscal cliff” legislation to sign. That statement always strikes me as curious, as though government drives the economy instead of burdens it. I’m no anarchist. We need government. There are lots of things government

North Dakota State University Teams Up With Planned Parenthood To Spend Obamacare Money On Sex Education

The State of North Dakota turned down a grant, made available through the Obamacare legislation, to fund sex education in North Dakota. But North Dakota State University, part of that fourth branch of government that is our university system, has accepted it. Now two NDSU professors are working with abortion mill giant Planned Parenthood to

Schafer Column: North Dakota's Lesson For Solving The Deficit Problem

North Dakota was just rated as the “Best Run State in America”, and there are lessons to be learned as we approach our financial problems in the federal government. President Obama pushes tax increases to solve the outrageous deficit problem facing our country and says “the majority of Americans agree with my approach.” David Axlerod

We've Taxed The Rich, Now What?

I won’t tell you that the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress yesterday was a good thing. I think going over the cliff would have been better for the country. The spending cuts in the sequestration were more meaningful, and the tax hikes were more broad. I don’t think we’re going to see an appetite

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