Which states rely most on federal aid in their state budgets? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Congressional Budget Office and Tax Foundation tell us.
Yesterday’s column was a look back on the good and bad things in 2016. Let’s now look forward and hope for the good and bad things that may happen in 2017.
Trump can’t ignore a debt bomb from what is a built-in mathematical result of poorly designed entitlement programs combined with demographic changes.
What could be more fun than to spend the day before Christmas reading about fiscal policy?
In 1962, defense spending represented more than 50% of the federal budget, but are now less than 25%. Entitlements have increased. So, who’s to blame?
The question remains if Donald Trump will address Medicaid reform as part of an overall proposal to block-grant all means-tested entitlement programs.
During the election, Donald Trump promised a big package of infrastructure spending, twice as much new spending as Hillary Clinton was proposing.
Donald J. Trump is going to be America’s next President. The question now is whether he will take action on failing government programs in need of reform.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, one of my main goals will be to convince him and his team not to leave government spending on autopilot.
The burden of government spending is already excessive. But the numbers will get worse if Medicare and other entitlement policy is left on autopilot.