How Your Government Wastes Your Money

This year, Washington will spend an eye-popping $22,039 per household. That is the highest inflation-adjusted total since World War II, and $5,000 per household more than Washington spent just four years ago. With difficult decisions ahead, government waste should be...

National Security Versus Pork

Should our tax dollars fund our troops fighting in Iraq, or the Smithsonian’s national worm collection? If it’s business as usual up at the Capitol, then this is the type of question Congress will grapple with in the coming weeks. And if history is our...
End Welfare for Corporations

End Welfare for Corporations

The 1996 welfare reforms comprised the boldest social policy reform over the last 60 years. Millions of people moved off the government dole and achieved self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, those reforms excluded a rather large segment of society that still considers...

Washington’s $782 Billion Spending Spree

“If we don’t … reaffirm our commitment to fiscal responsibility, years of hard work could be squandered,” Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan recently told Congress. Considering the ever-climbing spending levels on Capitol Hill these days, his...

“Do the Opposite” on Taxes

Fans of the TV show “Seinfeld” will remember an episode in which perpetual loser George Costanza announces a major shift in attitude: From that point on, he will simply “do the opposite” of whatever he would normally do in any given situation....