Tag Archives: deficit reduction

What should Congress do? #4 Sell Federal Assets

Given President Obama’s abdication in presenting select priorities to the Congress, Selfish Citizenship took the initiative to spell out the top seven legislative priorities for 2013 at the beginning of the year. The federal government should increase its sale of … Continue reading

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What should Congress do? #3 Eliminate Small Programs

Given President Obama’s abdication in presenting select priorities to the Congress, Selfish Citizenship took the initiative to spell out the top seven legislative priorities for 2013 at the beginning of the year. The federal government funds many small programs unrelated … Continue reading

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The Federal Sequester Has Delayed Your Life and Cancelled Your Flight

Today the FAA began its sequester furloughs with a resulting rash of flight delays, especially in NYC and DC. I became aware of the issue when a coworker was trapped in New York and we did not know when to … Continue reading

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NJ Gov. Christie Evades Government Spending in Union Giveaway

Bloomberg reports that New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liability increased by $5.5 in 2012, which is a 13% increase in the states total unfunded pension liability. As I have written before in the case of Obama’s $761.5 billion accounting … Continue reading

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Obama Using Accounting Cheat to Hide $761.5 Billion in Deficit Spending

Federal Times reports an OPM announcement that the unfunded liability for federal employee pensions is $761.5 billion– the size of a TARP bailout. Today private companies, like Ford, have been pouring their profits into pension liabilities instead of new jobs, … Continue reading

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Raising the Debt Ceiling, a False Controversy

In January 2013, our Congress voted to temporarily suspend the federal debt ceiling [HR 325].  This political grandstanding was designed to stick President Obama with the tar baby of our federal debt and distract Americans from that fact that Congress … Continue reading

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Question #1: Why haven’t Libertarians been electorally successful in face of growth in government?

The following question was in response to the Selfish Citizenship post Open Letter to Gary Johnson: Going back to the Reagan Administration through today, why is it that the Republicans and Democrats have been able to grow government without an … Continue reading

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