Federal Spending

President Clinton's Economic Plan

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has completed a fonnal forecast of the effects of President Clinton's economic plan. The forecast assumes adoption of the plan in full, including all tax…

The Perot Economic Plan

In contrast to George Bush and Bill Clinton, Ross Perot has proposed a serious plan to reduce the federal deficit. 1 If all of Perot's recommendations were implemented, the plan would reduce deficit s…

How the Federal Government Is Causing Our Nation's Health Care Crisis

A common assumption behind most health care reform proposals is that the private sector is causing our national health care crisis.  In fundamental ways, the federal government rather than the private…

Taxes, Deficits and the Current Recession

The budget summit agreement, including the largest tax increase in history. was rushed through Congress in the final moments of the last session. Even now - long after passage of the act and the 1990…

If the Budget Summit Was a Success, Why is the Five-Year Deficit Heading Toward $1 Trillion?

The recently released 1992 federal budget documents the failure of the federal government to live within its means.

Will The New Budget Package Create A Recession?

The United States has experienced the longest peacetime economic expansion in its history, due to tax reductions enacted during the 1980s.

How to Stimulate Economic Growth and Reduce the Deficit at the Same Time

President Bush and congressional leaders have agreed that any new budget package must contain incentives for investment and capital formation.  The overriding reason for the budget summit is to reduce…

The R.E.A.L. Federal Dificit

This year total direct and indirect borrowing by the federal government will reach $324 billion--over $100 billion more than what is reported by the "official" federal deficit.