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Jonathan Bydlak in The Hill: While attention is elsewhere, Congress spends like mad

October 2nd, 2018 by

Writing today in The Hill, Jonathan Bydlak points out that while Supreme Court drama may be capturing most headlines, problems with the nation’s finances are only growing worse as Congress passes another enormous spending bill: President Trump, who six months ago pledged he would “never sign a bill like this again,” went ahead and signed a bill like this again on […]

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Jonathan Bydlak in National Interest: A New Strategy for Spending

September 21st, 2018 by

Writing today in The National Interest, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak argues that fiscal conservatives have a problem in how we discuss the nation’s spending and debt — specifically, that discussion of the latter crowds out focus on the former. A friend recently recounted a story that’s as instructive as it is alarming. He told me […]

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ICYMI: Ignoring mandatory spending will only make the problem worse

August 20th, 2018 by

Writing in USA Today, David Schoenbrod and Brian Riedl explain why ignoring the nation’s growing entitlement woes will only make them worse in the long run. Politicians promise changes to avoid cuts in Social Security and Medicare, but their alternatives are plainly insufficient. Democrats favor tax hikes on the rich, but even doubling the highest two […]

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