The Day after Tax Day, Let’s Talk About Spending and Free Stuff

For some reason April 15, Tax Day, is a peak day for my government spending site, usgovernmentspending.com. I would have thought that people would be looking at the site in the weeks before filing their tax returns. The site has a similar experience with elections. The peak day is the day after the presidential election. You would think that concerned voters would be hungrily scouring the web for information on government waste and fraud in the weeks before the election. It all goes to show that the voters, like the politicians and the bureaucrats, are always a day late and a dollar short. As Rush Limbaugh used to say in his Bill Clinton voice, “Heh heh, the buck never got here!” In the Obama era, Rush’s joke is not funny anymore. The thing that bothers me in election season is that we are always arguing about the marginal issues. Here’s what I mean. Your basic facts about government spending in the U.S. in 2016, federal, state, and local look like...(Read Full Article)

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