The big surprise in the Congressional Budget Office mid-year budget estimates released today isn’t that the year-to-year deficit shrank again. Or that the long-term liabilities in Medicare and Social Security continue to impend. The surprise is that federal spending will only grow about 3% in the current fiscal year that ends this October. That’s a big […]
Stephen Slivinski is the author of Buck Wild: How Republicans Broke the Bank and Became the Party of Big Government. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Newsday, the Washington Times, and National Review Online.