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Joe Biden’s Silent War On Seniors

Joe Biden’s Silent War On Seniors

  Chris Jacobs  Despite being the oldest American president in history, Joe Biden has shown a distinct lack of interest in caring for America’s seniors. His budget included virtually no reforms to Social Security and Medicare programs that face growing financial shortfalls. By ignoring the crisis facing our current entitlements while proposing new financial commitments, […]

BIG Government Just Got Bigger

BIG Government Just Got Bigger

    By Richard Colman Franklin D. Roosevelt is alive and well. No, not really.  But, politically, Roosevelt’s legacy remains vibrant. Roosevelt, a Democrat and president of the United States from 1933 to 1945, has become the symbol of big government, and big government just got bigger with the passage of the American Rescue Plan […]

National Debt Isn’t $23 Trillion, It’s $122 Trillion

National Debt Isn’t $23 Trillion, It’s $122 Trillion

BY MARK TAPSCOTT WASHINGTON—America’s current national debt stands at roughly $23.3 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s nifty “Debt to the Penny” website, which is so precise that visitors can pick a specific date in the recent past—say Jan. 1, 2000—and get the exact amount on that day: $5,776,091,314,225.33. While based on those figures, the national debt has more […]

State of the Union: No, Nick, Your Children Owe Nothing

State of the Union: No, Nick, Your Children Owe Nothing

  By Thomas L. Knapp Nicholas Sarwark is father to four pre-teen children. In his response to the State of the Union, delivered on behalf of the Libertarian Party (which he serves as national chair), he mentions that each of them are in debt to the tune of $70,633. “Not because we gave them credit […]

National Debt in Pictures

National Debt in Pictures

The National Debt Is Now More than $22 Trillion. What Does That Mean?, courtesy of Peter G. Peterson Foundation Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

News Commentary | Government Grants, Bribery, And Public Debt

News Commentary | Government Grants, Bribery, And Public Debt

  By Richard Colman Government grants of funds can be considered a form a bribery or government control (or both).   Such bribery is especially true if grants come from the federal government, a state government, or a regional government. Suppose the federal government thinks local governments should have more bicycle pathways and offers a local […]

Is the US National Debt Finally Coming Home to Roost?

Is the US National Debt Finally Coming Home to Roost?

  by Thomas L. Knapp In March and April, CNBC reports, foreign governments started cutting back on the amount of US government debt they buy and hold.  Russia’s government cut its holdings by 50%, from $96.1 billion to $48.7 billion. China (the single biggest holder of US  debt) dumped $5.8 billion. Japan (the second biggest), […]

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

By Robert Schroeder Editor’s note: National debt doubled under Bush, doubled again under Obama and is continuing a geometric rise under Trump so far. While Congress passed these, Presidents signed them. It has taken a little more than six months for the U.S. national debt to grow by a trillion dollars, a quick clip that […]

Is Bigger (Government) Always Better?

Is Bigger (Government) Always Better?

by Phil Erwin There is a truism in the world of business that “bigger” is always “better.” (It has to do with notions like “economies of scale” and “expanding markets.”) Similarly, in politics there is also a tendency among some to assume that “bigger” implies “better”; that more government means “progress” in dealing with problems. […]

The real story behind America’s new $20 trillion debt

The real story behind America’s new $20 trillion debt

By Simon Black, September 11, 2017   Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Late yesterday afternoon the federal government of the United States announced that the national debt had finally breached the inevitable $20 trillion mark. This was a long time coming. It should have happened back in March, except that a new debt ceiling was put […]

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