January 19, 2019

Conservatives Are NOT Losing Spending Wars

Herewith, several explanations of the spending numbers. While conservatives clearly aren’t winning big in the spending wars, we’re doing better than many conservatives have recognized. Much, much more must be done, of course, but the trend towards extravagance has been significantly slowed, although not yet reversed. First, here is why things are bad, and why the sequester is […]

How Congressional Republicans Can Win the First Battle in the Spending War

What does one do when confronted with the mandatory task of negotiating a deal with someone who is demonstrably dishonest, driven solely by ego and only interested in embarrassing you?   You don’t negotiate with them. You place your best offer offer on the table and walk away leaving the decision to accept or refuse in the […]

How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?

To best understand this spending aspect of the current budget negotiations in Washington, we must answer one crucial question: how much taxation on the top income-earners would be required to fully fund the present level of government spending? To do so, we must first make the unreasonable assumption that the rich will not respond to […]

There must be a demand to identify Obama spending

The house of representatives is in the control of republicans. Due to a real weakness in the leadership, the country will not be able to determine the amount of unnecessary spending conducted by this administration. Why do we have such weak leadership after the resounding wins in 2010. I just hope Mitt Romney attacks Obama […]

Why Some Government Spending Is Better Than Others . . .

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Hunter Baker on 2.24.12 @ 10:46AM We are hearing a great deal at the moment about government austerity, especially in Europe, as various states attempt to deal with massive budget crises resulting from a combination of low growth, bad demographics, and overly rich welfare programs. European Central […]

Incomes up strong 0.5 pct., consumer spending flat

In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, shoppers walk past a clearance sign at the New York & Company outlet store at the Dolphin Mall, in Miami. Consumer spending was flat in December while incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months. But even with the December income surge, incomes for the whole year […]

Spending Wars

The ideas that federal spending exploded under George W. Bush, that “Bush’s wars” account for our spending explosion, that Reaganism died with Reagan, and that we are on a spending binge that started decades ago are all nonsense. Our current spending binge is a very recent phenomenon with a very specific starting point: the year […]