Author Archives: Jonathan Wren

Poll Shows Voter Ignorance

Just Facts, a group that claims to be a resource for independent thinkers, recently released poll findings that revealed most voters are uninformed on how much the federal government spends on certain programs. Some of the highest levels of ignorance … Continue reading

Budget Riders take center stage in upcoming omnibus fight

Congress is heading into a rush of votes for the last month of the year, and some of the biggest fights are about small-scale items. Perhaps the biggest holdup looks to be a fight over just how to increase spending. … Continue reading

Budget games and crime victims

One of the more eyebrow-raising aspects of the recent budget deal is the fact that it relies on one-and-a-half billion dollars diverted from the Crime Victims Fund. While the offsets and pay-fors in the deal are admirable, fiscal conservatives should … Continue reading