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Twitter Reacts to President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal

March 7, 2014

On Tuesday, President Obama revealed his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. It proposes $3.9 trillion in spending, while raising taxes in an effort to reduce the debt. The President’s budget has no real chance of passing Congress, but has become a rallying point for Democrats of where they want to begin budget negotiations.

Cell Phone Use On Airplanes | Regulation Watch

February 28, 2014

Quick quiz: you’re booking a flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for later this year. Imagining yourself in your economy seat, what could be the most annoying part of your future flight?

IRS Execs Take Off On Travel Taxes | Wednesday Waste

Wednesday Waste | February 19, 2014

A follow up report recently released from the Treasury inspector general for Tax Administration (TIGTA) showed that top officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had neglected to pay taxes on expenses they accumulated for out-of-town travel.

User Fees: A Regressive Tax

December 9, 2013

The fiscal year 2014 budget conference committee is set to release its plan this week (the deadline set out by the government shutdown agreement calls for it to be released by Friday). The proposal reportedly will not include tax increases, but will raise revenue.

Budget Committee Misses Deadline | Spending Daily

News Roundup | December 3, 2013

With the Obama Administration’s deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov passed (read what the president’s hometown Chicago Tribune said about the administration’s efforts), the next date on which Washington is focused is Dec. 13.

Who’s to Blame for Our $17 Trillion Debt?

November 15, 2013

A new study published by the Mercatus Center looks at the many policy decisions that have led to Washington’s growing budget deficits. The study analyzes federal deficits from three different perspectives in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the policy decisions that have led to our historical fiscal imbalance; the policy decisions that have created our current year deficit; and the major contributors to the deficit. Here are some top findings from the study:

Regulatory Budgets Up 76 Percent Since 2000 | Regulation Watch

November 15, 2013

How many government jobs do you think the federal regulatory state supports? Before we give you that answer, we wanted to note this little-known fact: overshadowed by the federal health care exchange website outages is the news that the federal government’s primary regulatory hub, Regulations.Gov, has crashed two times in the last week.

Exit Polls Reveal Voter Frustrations | Public Pulse

Public Pulse | November 12, 2013

Last week, voters in New Jersey and Virginia headed to the polls to cast their ballots for their governors and other state-level office holders. Observers often turn to the results of these elections to get an early read on where the voters will be in critical mid-term elections.