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Trillion-Dollar Deficits Don’t Make America Great

Ten years ago, the federal government reached a dismal milestone: a one-year deficit of $1 trillion. Now, like too many movi

Each American Is $240,000 in Debt Because of Excessive Government Spending

As Americans, we are greatly indebted not only to the men and women who have fought and died for our country, but also to th

America Leapfrogged Other Countries in Tax Reform, and Economic Growth Is the Result

In February 2017, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady remarked at a conference on international tax comp

As a Tax Accountant, I Can Tell You Tax Reform Is Helping Small Businesses

As we enter the summer, Republicans and Democrats continue to debate the merits of the tax cuts. Lost in this partisan bicker

7 Things the Left Said Would Happen If We Ended Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission’s short-lived “net neutrality” rules officially ended Monday, replaced by a measu

Congress Can Cut Billions in Wasteful Spending by Following This Blueprint

The Senate Budget Committee met May 23 to consider the Government Accountability Office’s annual report on government effic

GOP Tax Reform Already Showing Major US Reinvestment

Business fixed investment is up 9.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a National Association of Manufacturer

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Jobs’ Program Would Undo Our Real Economic Progress

Bernie Sanders’ big-idea solution to everything is big government. The independent senator from Vermont wants government-ru

Cruz Pushes to Make the Tax Cuts Permanent

Republicans are looking to make the tax cuts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act President Donald Trump signed into law Dec. 22 pe

In 1 Graphic, Here’s What Uncle Sam Is Doing With Your Tax Money

In 2017, the federal government nabbed more than $3.3 trillion in taxes—but that still isn’t enough to satiate Washington

White House Millennials Conference to Address Economy, Free Speech, and Opioids

President Donald Trump will speak to millennials this week at a conference touting how his policies benefit young people, whi

Trump Goes After Automatic Raises, ‘Worst’ Employees to ‘Drain the Swamp’

Most federal employees—99.7 percent, in fact—get a “performance based” raise each year under the government’s pay s

Power Bills Begin to Drop Because of Tax Cuts for Utilities

Power companies and the states where they do business say consumers will see lower utility rates due to the tax law from cong

5 Principles the New House Budget Committee Chairman Should Follow in the 2019 Budget

Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas was chosen last month to replace a fellow Republican, Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee, as chairm

Apple to Pay $38 Billion in Taxes on Overseas Cash, Invest Billions in US, and Give $2,500 in Stock to Employees

Apple on Wednesday announced one of the largest corporate spending plans since President Donald Trump signed the Republican t

How Tax Reform Will Put More Money in Your Wallet This Year

President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and this sweeping reform of the U.S. federal tax system w

5 Ways Congress Fell Short in Spending Your Money in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s worth remembering that America’s mountain of debt continues to grow. Here are five key fac

Don’t Believe the Democrat Attacks on Tax Reform. Here Are the Facts.

The rhetoric during this year’s tax reform debate is producing more heat than light. While Democrats portray the tax reform

How Tax Reform Became a Fast Track to Drain the Swamp

  In a more rational world, tax reform could have been bipartisan. But once Democrats declared they would be unified

In 1 Chart, the Differences Between the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

The House has now passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate is still working on the final details of its re

Obama’s DOJ $1 Billion ‘Slush Fund’ Boosted Liberal Groups

President Barack Obama’s Justice Department created a “slush fund” of nearly $1 billion using legal settlements with ba

When It Comes to Cost of Living, Red States Win

Where would you rather be poor: in a red state or a blue state? Blue states generally offer richer social benefits on paper.

Trump’s Picks for Fed Chief, Governors Seen As Opportunity to ‘Drain Swamp’

When President Donald Trump took office, there were three vacancies on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Then, unex

See How Your Senators Voted on the Pelosi-Schumer-Trump Debt Ceiling Deal

Senate lawmakers voted Thursday afternoon to advance a bill that would provide emergency relief funding to the victims of Hur

Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected, but More Must Be Done to Boost the Economy

Despite the low rumble of an economic slowdown on the horizon from various experts predicting the worst is to come, the Trump