Archive for February, 2015

What President Obama’s Budget Proposal Means to the Typical American Household


Monday February 2nd, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:10am PST   •   1 Comment

What does President Obama’s new budget proposal mean to the typical American household? The following chart illustrates the amount of spending per U.S. household that President Obama is proposing to do in the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year as a percentage share of the median income earned by U.S. households. And, as a bonus,...
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California Is “Increasist” in Cost of Government


Monday February 2nd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:08am PST   •   0 Comments

California governor Jerry Brown derides critics as “declinists,” but when it comes to the cost of government, he’s definitely an increasist. As Jon Ortiz and Phillip Reese note in the Sacramento Bee, last year California paid out $1.1 billion more to state employees than the year before. The new tab comes to $16.43 billion,...
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