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Ten, Twenty, Two Hundred Five

Monday April 14th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:00pm PDT   •   0 Comments

With the launch of the MyGovCost iPhone app, it’s a good time to consider the trends in government spending that generated the concerns that motivated its creation, by looking at just three numbers: Ten Over the last 10 years, the total public debt outstanding of the U.S. federal government has increased by ten trillion…
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Federal Food Waste

Monday April 14th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:04am PDT   •   2 Comments

The federal government maintains an $11.6 billion school lunch program feeding 31 million students daily. In 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama championed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which as this report notes “imposed a dizzying array of requirements on calories, portion sizes, even the color of fruits and vegetables to be served.” The rules,…
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