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A $31 Trillion National Debt Matters Much More Than Most Think

By: Mike Maharrey On Oct. 3, 2022, the U.S. national debt eclipsed $31 trillion for the first time in history. When you factor in unfunded liabilities in Medicare and Social Security, the debt ...

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Republicans Miss the Real Issue Regarding TSA Scanners

By: Laurence M. Vance The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is back in the news again, and, as usual, it is not because the agency did something noteworthy. The TSA was established ...

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Texas Towns Avoid Some Federal Mandates By Rejecting Federal Money

March 30, 2022 Federal Funding 0

By: Mike Maharrey The federal government imposes all kinds of mandates and regulations on states and localities through requirements attached to federal funding. More than 60 Texas cities have avoided some ...

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The Government’s Kill Switch for Your Car, Your Freedoms and Your Life

by: John Whitehead “A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power.” —Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle If we haven’t learned by now, we should ...

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President Biden Wants to Boost Funding for National Police State

Remember when Democrats were going to take away funding for the police?   In fact, the first proposed Biden budget more than doubles funding for a federal program that doles ...

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Stimulus 3.0: Who’s Getting Paid and Who’s Paying Up?

March 18, 2021 Economy / Federal Funding 0

By: Mike Maharrey On Wednesday, the  U.S. House gave final approval to coronavirus stimulus bill 3.0. For those keeping score at home, that brings total stimulus spending approved during the pandemic ...

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Conservative Hypocrisy on Foreign Aid

By: Laurence M. Vance After initially threatening to veto it, Donald Trump signed into law a $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page spending bill that no member of Congress had read. The “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” ...

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The Real Scandal of the Spending Bill

December 29, 2020 Economy / Federal Funding 0

By: Ron Paul Last week Congress passed a massive coronavirus relief and omnibus spending bill. President Trump threatened to veto the bill, saying he wants an increase in the amount for ...

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The Federal Reserve: The Engine that Powers the Most Powerful Government in History

By: Mike Maharrey The Federal Reserve serves as the engine that makes all of the U.S. government’s unconstitutional spending possible. Without the Fed, the entire system would collapse. Case in ...

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A New “Surge” Expands Unconstitutional Federal Involvement in Local Police

November 22, 2019 Federal Funding / Police 0

By: Mike Maharrey WASHINGTON (Nov. 2, 2019) – Invoking military language used during the Iraq war, President Trump announced a national police “surge” to crack down on violent crime. Trump ...

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