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How our chief executives can get a handle on spending

Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

Federal spending has exploded in recent years, with our national debt climbing past $18.1 trillion as 2015 dawned. State spending in Mississippi has also climbed, with a debt amounting to more than $15 billion. 768 more words


"GOP Struggles With Phony Deficit Pretense": Literally The Same People Who Ignored The Deficit In The Previous Decade

The perception of the Republican Party as the anti-deficit party used to be 100% true. A couple of generations ago, the GOP actually saw the deficit as a legitimate concern, and shaped their policy agenda accordingly. 541 more words


Another Obamacare Flaw: Can't Even Meet It's Own Cost Projection

Obamacare, man. Can’t get a damn thing right. Expected to cost such and such amount of money, can’t even reach that number.

The major components of Obamacare through the end of the decade are projected to be 20 percent cheaper than first estimated, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Md. County Executive Slashes Costs

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Six hours after being sworn into office, Wicomico County’s newly minted executive began a new era of fiscal conservatism.

Executive Bob Culver cut more than $4 million from the county’s capital-improvement plan at Tuesday’s county council meeting. 104 more words


Supply-side economist Larry Kudlow: marriage is pro-economic-growth

Here’s a Real Clear PoliticsĀ editorial from one of the biggest supply-side economics boosters out there.


The greatest economic challenge of our time is how to restore economic growth.

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Ed Balls embraces fiscal austerity at Labour Party conference: A Major error

The shadow British Chancellor Ed Balls speaking at the Labour party conference has foolishly embraced the fiscal conservative principle of no new deficit financed funding for education or social investment or infrastructure when and if Labour is in office. 248 more words

Deficit Hysteria

John Key leads New Zealand conservatives to 48-25 majority victory over leftists

Note: The New Zealand conservative party is called the National Party, but their policies are center-right, at least on fiscal issues.

The Wall Street Journal… 601 more words