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Free-spending Government Miracle Workers a Bust on Results


Wednesday August 1st, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 2:52pm PDT   •   2 Comments

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded $53 million to the University of California at Davis for research into Huntington’s disease and other maladies. The state stem-cell agency has given a total of $126 million to UC Davis and handed out nearly $1 billion overall, without producing any cures or therapies. Created…
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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder, a member of the Council of Economic Advisors for the Institute’s Government Cost Calculator, was interviewed by International PressTV on January 12th. In the interview, Dr. Vedder explains that President Obama has done nothing to rectify either the U.S. or international debt crisis. Indeed, under the Obama…
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Dear 112th Congress: Let Us Introduce You to the “Zero Deficit Line”


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 4:26pm PDT   •   2 Comments

As many Americans prepare to face those well-intended, but oft-abandoned New Year’s resolutions, what changes in resolve should the new 112th Congress be targeting? We prepare to close the books on the 111th Congressional agenda, but now what? In this exclusive MyGovCost.org Policy Analysis, economist and creator of the Government Cost Calculator, Craig Eyermann,…
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MGC Director Emily Skarbek on KMED Radio with Bill Myer: Tax Cuts? Let’s Calculate


Thursday December 23rd, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 10:51am PDT   •   1 Comment

MyGovCost Director Emily Skarbek was a guest on KMED Radio with Bill Myer on Friday, December 17th to discuss the potential financial fall-outs from the latest tax-cut legislation and the importance of personalizing these policies for a clearer understanding of our fiscal conditions. FoxNews is reporting that the latest legislation has produced more favorable…
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OneNewsNow.com Recommends the Government Cost Calculator


Thursday November 11th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:35pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In an article at OneNewsNow.com, “I’m going to pay how much in taxes?”, Chris Woodward has recommended the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org: What is Washington’s spending costing you? A new website aims to answer that question. The website MyGovCost.org is an online calculator where taxpayers can learn what they will pay in taxes…
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The Government Cost Calculator Is Recommended at OpenMarket.org


Thursday November 11th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:19pm PDT   •   0 Comments

The Government Cost Calculator has been recommended by Lee Doren at OpenMarket.org in “How Much Does Government Spending Cost.” With never-ending increases in government spending, citizens are often curious how much government actually costs them. In response to this question, The Independent Institute has launched MyGovCost.org, that features the personal government cost calculator to…
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Cal Thomas Recommends the Government Cost Calculator, Says “Extend the Tax Cuts”


Tuesday November 2nd, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 4:00pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In Tribune Media Services, The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com In his weekly, nationally syndicated column this morning, “GOP’s first order: Extend the Tax Cuts,” Cal Thomas encouraged voters to visit MyGovCost for a “handy” way of getting a clearer perspective on the implications that an expiration of the tax cuts will have on an…
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The Independent Institute’s MyGovCost.org Gives Voters A Government Cost Calculator


Monday October 25th, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 8:41pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Voting on Nov. 2nd? Find Out How Much Is Really at Stake October 25, 2010— In 9 days, you will have the opportunity to walk into a voting booth and make a choice. The health of our economy and financial responsibility of our representatives in Congress are two of the largest concerns being addressed…
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MyGovCost enables us to understand impact of federal spending


Saturday October 2nd, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:58am PDT   •   1 Comment

In a new article in the Washington Examiner, “For a frugal Gal, I have got a lot of debt,” Tina Korbe discusses the merits of the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org: “Among my friends, I’m known for my frugality. I budget scrupulously, log every purchase I make in a ledger and often forego even…
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