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Pay No Attention To Deficits Disorder

January 31, 2014

Ignoring the key drivers of our debt won’t make it go away, especially not anytime soon. We still have a long way to go to secure our nation’s fiscal future.

Sequester Put Washington On Notice

October 8, 2013

There are smart cuts that Washington can make across the federal government, and sequestration proved it. Why? Because when the White House and Congress threw up their hands, refused to budget, and accepted the worst case scenario, federal agencies began to adapt and made smarter cuts to help minimize the damage.

Bankrupting America’s New Video: Super Accountant

June 18, 2013

In a world where the IRS wastes millions on conferences, the national debt is nearly $17 trillion and reckless spending threatens to wreak havoc on the sleepy village of America, one man has come to save us all from debt and overspending. That man is Super Accountant! Otherwise known as Bob.

Debt-Flicks: Face/Off

June 4, 2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney yesterday said that President Obama’s focus to make government “efficient and effective” a “cornerstone of his administration.” Yet just a few weeks ago the White House was making the opposite argument …

Debt-Flicks: The Money Pit

June 3, 2013

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) said the IRS needs more funding, yet acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said the solution is “not more money.”

Debt-Flicks: The Producers

June 3, 2013

Summer is the season for big budget blockbuster movies. Accordingly, Bankrupting America will review some of the latest and greatest budget busters in our new series, Debtflix as anticipation builds to the event of the summer: the debt ceiling. Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS spent $50 million on 220 conferences and a number of cheesy movies. What better way to kick off the season with an IRS marathon featuring the “Cupid Shuffle”?

Radio: Speaking Of…with Mike Schikman

May 2, 2013

Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Speaking Of…with Mike Schikman on WSVA to discuss the wasteful spending taking place in Washington.

No Smart Way? Vacancy Edition

May 2, 2013

While Washington insists there is “no smart way” to cut $85 billion, they’re spending $1.7 billion annually to maintain vacant federal government office buildings.

No Smart Way? The Tweezer Approach

May 1, 2013

Whether they’re using a meat clever, a scalpel or a set of tweezers, the administration seems to get woozy even when the operation calls to cut just three cents on the dollar.