Federal Budget Tag
A “scathing” new report put together by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn cites a number of wasteful taxpayer-funded projects at the National Science Foundation as evidence that the foundation has too much money for their research.
A tentative deal has been reached to end the prospective federal government shutdown in America. The GOP has taken off the table the defunding of Planned Parenthood, while the Democrats have agreed to cut the budget by $39 billion. Details to come.
Exactly how much does our federal government spend to fund National Public Radio? What do we get in return for that money? And how does that compare to other things we spend money on? And how is the federal budget like a hairy dog?
If our economy wasn’t structurally broken, our government wouldn’t need to borrow so much. That’s something about which partisans on both sides can agree. But why our economy is broken is where parties diverge, and where the choice of metaphor matters.