Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Don't increase spending

Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation of organizations  on a letter demanding that Congress adhere to the spending caps imposed by the 2011 budget deal. Of course, these caps are no where near the spending reductions needed, and in many  [...]

C4L to Congress: Hold the line on defense spending

Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation of fiscally conservative organizations on a letter to the House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price and Senate Committee Chairman Mike Enzi requesting that the final House-Senate budget [...]

Budget update

Last night the House of Representatives passed the version of the Republican budget containing the highest level of "defense" spending. The roll-call vote is here. I  also have to correct an error in my blog post on the budget form yesterday. [...]

Government rings in the new year with $100 billion in new debt

While most Americans were ringing in the New Year with Champagne and Black Eyed Peas, the federal government was ringing it in by increasing the national debt by nearly $100 billion.  That's right, the government added $98 billion to the [...]

Cromnibus abides by budget caps but still increases spending

No, that is not a misprint... Last night, the House passed the "Cromnibus" spending bill, which mysteriously grew to 1,774 pages after 171 pages were added in the Rules Committee. The bill will be voted on in the Senate this weekend, following [...]

Obama to GOP: Raise spending on Warfare and Welfare

President Obama has issued a veto threat for the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (HR 2685). President Obama objects to the $38 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (or"global war on terror") funding included in [...]

Campaign for Liberty to Congress: End NATO's free-ride!

Campaign for Liberty joined a coalition statement  submitted to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Appropriations (which has jurisdiction over finding  nuclear weapons programs) calling on Congress to stop making the US Taxpayer pay the [...]

God save the Queen (of the Hill)?

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. As is custom, there will be a series of votes on various substitute budgets, including substitutes offered by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, [...]

How much does the US Government spend on Defense?

The official defense budget is 503.8 billion, but that is not the total the US Government spends on defense. Hidden thought out the federal budget are other items that should be classified as defense spending. So how much does the US spend [...]

Your deadbeat Uncle Sam...

Ever have a friend or family member who is constantly in debt and whose idea of fiscal responsibility is to get an increase in their credit card limit in order to pay off their debts? Well, we all have such a relative... our Uncle Sam. Since [...]