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    Guest Blogger: Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) on Reining in Government Spending

    At a hearing in March I asked Secretary Tim Geithner whether the US was at risk for losing our AAA credit rating, as a Moody’s quarterly report had indicated.  He point blank responded that there is “not a chance” that this would happen to our country.  I wish I could … More

    Cameron Faces a Massive Challenge Ahead

    Most people in Britain will be glad to see the back of the New Labour era after 13 years of socialist rule. Gordon Brown was a disastrous prime minister, whose list of achievements is nonexistent. He leaves behind a broken Britain, heavily in debt, fearful of its future, and in … More

    Record Snowfall Doesn’t Stop Record Federal Spending

    While two brutal snowstorms pounded the Washington, DC, area, the government was busy wasting money to the tune of $100 million a day. Extreme weather conditions forced the government to close for four and a half days straight, costing tax payers $450 million in lost productivity, according to a Fox … More

    Outside the Beltway: Americans Angry, But Also Engaged

    Yesterday’s Rasmussen poll reveals what anyone who has been watching the news for the past year already knows — Americans are angry. They are angry at their government and its failures to provide solutions to the current problems. According to today’s poll, 75% of likely voters are “at least somewhat … More

    Keynesian Doublespeak

    A year ago, President Obama warned the American people that the financial crisis was dire and required a whole new approach to government spending. Obama argued that the government must help America spend its way out of the recession, and his economists, using Keynesian multipliers, argued the “stimulus” would keep … More

    "Mostly Free" Means Fewer Jobs, Less Money for Millions in U.S.

    This year’s Index of Economic Freedom contains the unsettling news that the United States has dropped out of the exclusive club of free economies and is graded “mostly free” for the first time in the Index’s 16-year history. The United States’ Index score dropped from last year’s 80.7 to this … More

    Bi-Partisan Dissaproval of Government's Role in Recession

    It’s a common refrain among progressives when criticizing free-market economic policy – “Conservatives are out of touch”. Conservatives don’t know how to create jobs, the progressive echo chamber booms. What we need to do is to spend our way out of the recession President Obama announces. The only people who … More

    Welcome to America, Land of the Less Free?

    Just one year after President Barack Obama took office, we released the 16th edition of the Index of Economic Freedom in both Hong Kong and Washington. Once again, it provides empirical evidence that economic freedom is the pathway to prosperity. The good news is that despite the global economic crisis, … More

    Representative Paul Ryan Gets It Right On Entitlement Reform

    It is all too common for members of Congress to recognize the problem with entitlement spending, talk about it, but then decide to kick the can down the road, leaving the toughest choices for future generations to make. But Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been a long-time advocate of paving … More

    Video: The Empirical Evidence Against Big Government

    CATO’s Dan Mitchell has a new video out produced by The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation on the relationship between governemnt spending and economic growth. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdmNynEwYA[/youtube] If all of those cites to ecnomic papers flashed by too quickly, don’t worry. You can find many of them in this … More