By Veronique de Rugy | 02/27/14 02:44 PM
The president's budget is scheduled to come out next week. It is late again. Unfortunately, we can expect that the president didn't use this extra time to find responsible solutions to put the country on a sustainable financial path.
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/25/14 05:28 AM
Those worried that the federal government has gotten too big to manage likely weren't reassured in September when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed there is nothing left to cut from the almost $3.8 trillion-a-year budget for fiscal 2014.
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/13/14 10:42 PM
The Internal Revenue Service has been in some hot water lately for allegedly targeting political enemies. In 2013, it was revealed that the federal tax agency systematically hassled and unfairly scrutinized nonprofit organizations applying for tax-exempt status, simply on the basis of their...
By Veronique de Rugy | 01/30/14 03:44 PM
President Obama’s State of the Union address was not particularly creative — nor was it surprising; it included a long wish list of spending items for special interests. Take, for instance, the president’s call for more spending to help launch six new hubs for high-tech manufacturing...
By Veronique de Rugy | 01/16/14 06:20 PM
Celebrated as a bipartisan victory, the omnibus bill Congress approved Thursday is yet another example of lawmakers' propensity for overspending. The massive $1.1 trillion spending package funnels more money that it should to defense and other domestic projects. Following the outline set by the...
By Veronique de Rugy | 01/02/14 08:16 PM
The new year is a time to make resolutions to improve your life over the next 12 months. The problem is that people often try to make massive, sweeping changes — a tactic more likely to yield failure and frustration than success. It is better to make smaller promises that you know you can keep...
By Veronique de Rugy | 12/19/13 05:21 PM
For months, I have been intrigued by the Bitcoin phenomenon. I am not alone, obviously, since the decentralized digital currency has been the red hot subject of policy conversations and investment flurries for the past year. Fueling that interest is the fact that Mercatus is the home of three...
By Veronique de Rugy | 12/05/13 07:20 PM
Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal...
By Veronique de Rugy | 11/22/13 09:15 AM
How can some policymakers claim to be fiscal conservatives when they won’t allow small spending cuts to the defense budget to go through?
By Veronique de Rugy | 10/31/13 06:13 PM
Despite its hyperfocus on the details of Obamacare’s disastrous rollout and the news that millions of Americans are losing their insurance coverage, Washington is missing the bigger picture of what the rollout glitches represent. That's the much deeper problem of government intervention in...
By Veronique de Rugy | 10/18/13 09:11 AM
Washington's shutdown is over and the debt ceiling has once again been raised, yet the long-term budgetary and economic outlook is no more certain that it was before Congress struck a deal.
By Veronique de Rugy | 10/04/13 02:42 PM
Failure to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution has led to the current government shutdown, even as another epic battle looms over another increase in debt ceiling. Unfortunately for taxpayers, whatever agreement Congress reaches, it is unlikely to get us any closer to finding a...
By Veronique de Rugy | 09/19/13 02:22 PM
Congressional Budget Office officials released updated projections of the U.S.’s long-term budget outlook this week. Their report reveals nothing new; in spite of a real improvement of our fiscal outlook for the next few years, we are still drawing a blank to the realities of an unsustainable...
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