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    The Government Workforce Is Bigger Than You Think

    By The Fiscal Times Staff, The Fiscal Times

    The federal government has about 2 million employees, a number that has held remarkably steady for years, but many more people than that are paid to work for Uncle Sam. In 2015, those core employees...

  • National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn speaks at 2017 Institute of International Finance (IIF) policy summit in Washington

    The Fed Has a Warning on Trump's Tax Plan

    By Michael Rainey

    While the September employment report relapsed Friday morning showed a loss of 33,000 jobs, the unemployment rate fell to a 16-year low of 4.2 percent, and most analysts agreed that the hurricane-...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. on September 7, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

    House Opens the Door to Tax Reform With $4.1 Trillion Budget

    By Michael Rainey

    The House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that sets the stage for future tax reform legislation. While the nonbinding 2018 budget plan calls for more than $5 trillion in spending cuts...

  • FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Trump arrives to make statement on Las Vegas shooting at the White House in Washington

    4 Big Problems for the Trump Tax Plan

    By Michael Rainey and Yuval Rosenberg

    The tax reform framework released a week ago by the Trump administration and congressional Republican leaders appears a bit rickety right now. Here are four elements that are becoming sticking points...

  • A gas truck arrives after delivering gasoline following Hurricane Maria in San Jua

    Billions More for Hurricane Relief — but Trump Has Complaints About the Cost

    By Michael Rainey

    As President Trump visited storm-ravaged Puerto Rico Tuesday, his administration is preparing to request at least $10 billion in federal aid for short-term disaster relief. The funds would be used...

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