Archive for February 16th, 2012

The Growth of Government Under President Obama


Thursday February 16th, 2012   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 10:32am PDT   •   19 Comments

How much has President Barack H. Obama grown the size of the U.S. government’s budget since coming into power in January 2009? If we go by President George W. Bush’s final Fiscal Year 2009 budget, in which the average amount of federal government spending for each year through Fiscal Year 2013 was projected to…
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Crony Capitalism and Phony Energy


Thursday February 16th, 2012   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 6:52am PDT   •   0 Comments

A revolving door between green energy firms and the Department of Energy is a prime example of crony capitalism in full swing. As the Washington Post reports, rent-seeking businessmen like Sanjay Wagel are going where the money is. Following an enduring Washington tradition, Wagle shifted from the private sector, where his firm hoped to…
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