Posts Tagged ‘Emily Skarbek’


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Grasping and Gasping at the Federal Budget’s Trillions and Trillions


Saturday April 16th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:10pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In a new article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Grasping budget’s billions and trillions: Incomprehensibly huge numbers mask real burdens,” Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek (Director of the Government Cost Calculator) discusses the meaning and absurdity of the $3.8 trillion federal budget and the meaningless reforms being proposed. Taxpayers might have strong feelings about…
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Dark Deficit Outlook: MyGovCost’s Emily Skarbek Offers Solutions


Thursday January 27th, 2011   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 4:29pm PST   •   2 Comments

The latest economic forecasts are now projecting that the federal budget deficit will reach a record of nearly $1.5 trillion in 2011. As the Wall Street Journal reports, this “grim outlook landed a day after President Barack Obama outlined plans to push for new spending that he said would help keep the U.S. globally…
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OneNewsNow.com Recommends the Government Cost Calculator


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