Fiscal Responsibility Begins at Home

February 10, 2010

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I’ve been going through Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2011 budget.  The budget is 184 pages long, including a 5 page introduction by the President.  The most interesting document for me, however, is the detailed Outlays spreadsheet.  The spreadsheet is 4,705 rows long, and goes back to 1962.  It’s organized by Agencies/branches of government (Legislative, Judicial, […]

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Chart Porn

February 7, 2010

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Hello world!

February 7, 2010

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In the last sentence of his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln captured his idea of the purpose of government in a memorable parenthetical phrase – “of the people, by the people, for the people”.  Today, I know of no one, of any political persuasion, who thinks that our current government works in an effective way “for […]

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