The 2011 Federal Budget In Pictures

The 2011 Federal Budget In Pictures

September 12, 2012

This is a unique moment in American history—a tipping point that will determine whether we pull our nation back from the brink of financial collapse. Spending has risen to unprecedented levels—threatening limited government and economic freedom. The Heritage Foundation’s 2011 Federal Budget in Pictures paints a clear picture of how much the federal government is […]

’60s Retro Budget Plan by Republicans Unfit for Today

August 8, 2012

The last time the United States had spending this low was in 1966. Much has changed since then, which makes a federal budget at that level both impractical and undesirable. We are an older country, with more retirees receiving the Social Security and Medicare benefits they’ve earned during their working lives. Source

Tax Cuts and The Federal Budget

Tax Cuts and The Federal Budget

July 14, 2012

Ok, so this time of year the most prevailing things on your mind are sugar plums, gift wrapping, traffic, and long lines at the register. But you really should be giving at least partial thought to the tax season looming right around the corner. Source

Cost of Preparing Taxes

Cost of Preparing Taxes

July 12, 2012

Americans spend too much time – not to mention money – on taxes. Here’s a visual display of just exactly how much goes into preparing to pay taxes.

The U.S. Federal Budget

The U.S. Federal Budget

July 10, 2012

The United States is facing significant and fundamental budgetary challenges. The federal government’s budget deficit for fiscal year 2011 was $1.3 trillion; at 8.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), that deficit was the third-largest shortfall in the past 40 years. (GDP is the sum of all income earned in the domestic production of goods and […]

Visualizing the FY2012 Federal Budget

Visualizing the FY2012 Federal Budget

June 9, 2012

Want to get a quick look at what the President is proposing in the FY2012 Federal budget? Thanks to some quick work by GovLooper Jameel Moses, you can see our fiscal future for yourself below. Source