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Jonathan Bydlak in The Hill: Don’t Let Debt Reduction Become Second Fiddle

Writing today in The Hill, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak writes about ongoing tax reform efforts and presents a note of caution for fiscal conservatives not to have too narrow a focus.   But as Democrats and Republicans neatly … Continue reading

What $20 trillion means for you

The US National Debt has officially crossed a sobering milestone this week, crossing $20 trillion for the first time in history. It’s hard to overestimate the significance of such a massive liability, but with numbers so large, the real-world consequences … Continue reading


The Institute to Reduce Spending is so excited to announce the launch of the first-ever federal spending tracker.   Check it out now at   Institute staffers have been developing the methodology and dataset for this project over the … Continue reading