• Experts Tell Congress CBO Isn’t the Problem

    The House Budget Committee on Wednesday held the last of five oversight hearings on the Congressional Budget Office, the independent scorekeeping agency that has come under fire from Republicans ,...

  • File photo of a nurse preparing an H1N1 flu vaccine shot at a hospital in Budapest

    White House Trumpets Success of Obama-Era Disease-Fighting Program It Plans to Cut

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The New York Times’ Emily Baumgaertner reports : “The National Security Council released a report on Monday trumpeting the achievements of the multinational Global Health Security Agenda, which helps...

  • The Old Will Outnumber the Young in the US by 2035

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be older than 65, meaning that one in five U.S. residents will be of retirement age, the Census Bureau reports . And by 2035, seniors will outnumber children for the...

  • Waste, Waste, Glorious Waste

    Monthly Deficit Hits a 6-Year High

    By Michael Rainey

    The federal government’s budget deficit rose to $215 billion in February, the largest monthly deficit since 2012. The shortfall was driven by both higher spending and lower revenues. Government...

  • Fourth F-35 Lightning II arrives at Nellis Air Force Base

    Pay Now, Save Later on the F-35?

    By Michael Rainey

    Lockheed Martin, the lead contractor on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, wants the Pentagon to sign longer contracts for more planes as part of an effort to reduce the per-unit price of the...

  • A selection of Glock pistols are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker

    How Much Would It Cost to Arm Teachers as Trump Proposed?

    What would it cost to arm more teachers is America’s schools, as President Trump has proposed? The Washington Post’s Philip Bump did some back-of-the-envelope math to try to find the answer. Bump...

  • How to Get Congress to Do Its Most Basic Job

    Congress may have agreed on a massive two-year budget deal this month, but the government is still running on a short-term spending bill through March 23. Earlier this week, USA Today’s Deirdre...

  • July 21, 2014

    Are We Turning the Dials the Wrong Way?

    “Federal fiscal policy is entering uncharted territory,” Goldman Sachs economists Alec Phillips and Blake Taylor warned Sunday in a research note. Their title: “What’s Wrong with Fiscal Policy?” You...

  • America's Staggering Defense Budget in One Chart

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The military news site Defense One examined the White House’s budget request for the Pentagon and mapped it against levels seen since the second world war. The site found that, “According to...

  • A War Within the VA

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A White House official emailed a political appointee to the VA late last year about ways to oust Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, The New York Times reports. Shulkin says people in his...

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