Spending Straight Talk

The Institute to Reduce Spending is dedicated to providing objective and straightforward research about spending. Discourse about the debt and spending can often be difficult to understand and littered with terms almost no one can keep track of. In order for people to keep track of what’s happening with the budget, they have to know what’s going on in the first place! Thus, the idea for Spending Straight Talk was born. These short briefs cover both current topics and large-scale issues — without all the clutter.


Continuing Resolutions and the Budgetary Process
Your Unauthorized Government: When Zombies Infect Congress’ Purse
An Update on Reconciliation
Reconciliation: Can Less Debate Mean More Spending?
The NDAA No-Man’s Land: Blurring Battle Lines and Budget Caps
Rehabilitating Social Security Disability Insurance
The CRomnibus
Ebola Funding
Smarter Sentencing Act
CBO Deficit Projections
The Farm Bill

Affordable Care Act Pt. I: Website Rollout
Affordable Care Act Pt. II: “Keeping Your Plan…”