August 23, 2017

It’s official: We are now $16 trillion in debt

Huzzah! Wait... what?! That. Just. Happened. There’s been a bit of waffling on when exactly it … [Read more...]

Will debt hit $16 trillion as Romney delivers his acceptance speech?

Photo op. Later today, the Republican National Convention will unveil a potent visual reference for … [Read more...]

Virginia back in the black for the third year running

It's just how we do. Ah, Virginia — drink it in, it always goes down smooth. I’m never … [Read more...]

Virginia back in the black for the third year running

It's just how we do. Ah, Virginia — drink it in, it always goes down smooth. I’m never … [Read more...]

Submit Paper on The Debt Crisis for the AALS by August 31

One more scholarly paper note....The AALS sections on Poverty Law and Clinical Legal Education will … [Read more...]

Great news: The US fiscal gap just jumped $11 trillion … to $222 trillion

Real. Forget the trillion-dollar deficits for a moment.  Forget today’s $15 trillion in … [Read more...]

Intellectual honesty on the national debt

Numbers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) recently decided — for the fourth* year in a row … [Read more...]

Can the First Wives help their husbands win?

Popularity. It’s an honest question. I might at first be tempted to argue that, what with the … [Read more...]

Video: “Unpatriotic Debt”

Four years ago today .... Remember this blast from the past — in fact, from four years ago … [Read more...]

Thou Shalt Not Steal…Unless You Have To

Rules and rulers Public policy question of the next decade: Is it okay to steal? Follow-up question: … [Read more...]

Say, whatever happened to “pay-go”?

Could this be a reason Senate Democrats won't budget? Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed unearths this gem … [Read more...]

Video: The 2012 National Debt Road Trip

He's got a fast car. For our liberal friends who never tire of claiming the nation’s fiscal … [Read more...]


A satirical short film taking a look at the national debt and how it applies to just one family. ~ … [Read more...]

German solution: Tax the young!

Kinderfeindlichkeit For those who like to cite Germany as some sort of model of fiscal probity and … [Read more...]

Change: Obama’s addition to national debt now surpasses Bush

Three years vs eight. National debt?  Eh … who’s counting?  CBS’ Mark Knoller, for … [Read more...]

Quotes of the day

Blame. “The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama’s three years … [Read more...]

Poll: 58% say Obama’s policies driving gas costs higher, 48% expect unemployment to rise

20-point plurality expect Supreme Court to overturn ObamaCare. While the national media focuses on … [Read more...]

A day that will live in infamy: Paul Ryan on national debt passing $15 trillion

Congratulations, America! The word came down from Treasury earlier this afternoon. Think of all the … [Read more...]

Mainstream media waking up to foreclosures being a big problem – And by big problem, I mean Geithner

Includes the song, “They Are Both Clowns,” sung to the tune of, “Send in the … [Read more...]

Obama to propose a “Buffett tax” while pushing jobs plan

A new AMT? Talk about your mixed messages!  While Barack Obama goes on the campaign trail trying … [Read more...]

White House refusing to negotiate on jobs plan

Dirty words. Remember way back when Barack Obama lamented the partisan divide and wished that … [Read more...]

“Obama clock” a top iPhone app

Counting down the days of his presidency. High unemployment, high national debt, lousy housing … [Read more...]

Flashback: Obama calls adding $4 trillion to national debt “unpatriotic”

When all the wrong people do it, apparently. Yesterday, I wrote about the CBS News story showing … [Read more...]

Obama set to beat Bush debt-aggregation record …

... in one term. In 31 months of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to the Treasury and CBS … [Read more...]

Palin knocks it out of the park

Lady's got chops. Few people in the public eye have said anything useful about the recent … [Read more...]

You Owe The US Government $100,000 (And More Each Day)

Forget about the troubles with the your mortgage and your personal debt…it’s really just … [Read more...]

Please Stop Bernanke’s Transparency – He’s Frightening the Children

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did something the media is describing as being unprecedented… … [Read more...]

Obama to Cut $100 Million from Federal Budget! Yahoo!

So, to you who claim that President Obama isn’t doing anything… well, now he says that … [Read more...]

Obama’s Radicalism is Killing our Markets

By MICHAEL J. BOSKIN - from the Wall Street Journal It's hard not to see the continued sell-off … [Read more...]

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