The bipartisan push to increase spending and the national debt

Source: Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner

“Once again, we are reminded that ‘bipartisan’ is Washington-speak for ‘Hang on to your wallet.’ Democrats, Republicans, and the Trump administration have reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. Much of the media is trumpeting the agreement as proof that ‘both sides can work together.’ Sure they can … if the goal is to further fleece the taxpayer. Republicans wanted more spending for defense. Democrats wanted more spending for domestic programs. The bipartisan answer: more spending for everything.” (05/03/17)