Tag:federal spending

  • North Carolina is leading by example with conservative budgeting

    At $6 trillion, President Joe Biden’s first budget calls for an unprecedented level of federal spending. Republican members of Congress who criticize the president’s plan are understandably reminded by Democrats that the GOP did not do much to resist—and even contributed to—excessive government spending during President Donald Trump’s time in…

  •  Causes and challenges of North Carolina’s revenue surge

    A year ago, in the midst of the pandemic, all hands were wringing about shortages – shortages of food, everyday essentials, salaries, and government revenues. State budget experts were expecting revenue shortfalls of between 5% and 10%. Massive layoffs of state workers were possible, even possibly reaching into the ranks…

  • Can Biden resist deeper attacks on capitalism?

    Much has already been written about Joe Biden’s presidency. His plans that will expand the size and scope of the federal government receive the most attention. Biden quickly pushed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package through Congress, despite unanimous Republican opposition. This was on top of $3 trillion of relief…

  • Federal Pork Spending Grows in N.C.

    RALEIGH — Federal spending for pork-barrel projects in North Carolina increased by almost one-third in the last year, but the state remains near the bottom for per capita pork, according to a Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog group. Citizens Against Government Waste released its 2005 Congressional Pig Book last week, in…