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New Pig Book Shows Congress is High on the Hog

Citizens Against Government Waste has just released their annual PIG Book cataloging Congress' waste of tax dollars. It shows there were 11,610 pork projects approved this past year at a cost of $17.2 billion. Among them: $3 million for First Tee, a character-building...

March Lobbying Madness with Public Funds

The Center for Responsive Politics has a new bracket comparing the Sweet 16 universities by their federal lobbying expenditures. By this measure, UCLA ($560k) will play UNC ($31Ok) in the Finals - UT-Austin at $200k would be on the sidelines. The bracket is at:...

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Moore Conservative

One of the strongest voices for fiscal conservativism, and commonsense governance, is Steve Moore. He founded the Club for Growth, and now serves as senior economics writer at the Wall Street Journal, and a writer on the vaunted editorial page. He's truly a one-man...

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Giving Us More Gas (Taxes)

Ever heard of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission? Well, they want your money. This quasi-governmental body is suggesting that gasoline taxes be TRIPLED over the next five years. Big Government, not Big Oil,  is already the biggest...

You Say You Want A Revolution

On the night of December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty boarded a ship in Boston Harbor and destroyed the tea – dumping it in the water – as a way to protest the British government’s tax policies. Supportive crowds stood on water’s edge. British sailors watched...

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Tax Equity

More than two dozen members of the Texas Legislature are calling on Congress to maintain the sales tax deduction for Texans on our federal income taxes. Unless Congress acts, we'll again lose this important protection. For many years, only people living in states...

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No Headline: Conservatives Press For Sanity

Seventeen members of the Texas House have sent a letter to Texas' delegation to the U.S. Congress, urging them to sustain the President's veto of the massive expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Don't expect the letter to make the newspapers -- they...

Grow Government Today, Pay For It Later

Bad ideas are running rampant in Beantown. I've come to Boston for the National Conference of State Legislators. It should be called the National Conference for Growing Government. By and large, NCSL is a cheerleading session for those legislators, bureaucrats,...