The government is not only spending trillions — it’s losing trillions

Lately, no matter if the federal government is spending taxpayer dollars or losing them, it doesn’t mess around with small change.  

The government allocated $4.6 trillion just in COVID relief spending, tens of billions of which have been siphoned off by fraud. And when it comes to losing taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars, we’ve calculated that losses tallied at the Federal Reserve and Department of Education together will top $2 trillion. No telling how much it will co...

Biden’s future plans for higher education will be even more radical

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness announcement resulted in uproar across the political spectrum, but there’s good reason to expect even more radical higher education moves from the administration. In recent months, Biden’s Department of Education has proposed rules that make it far easier for borrowers to claim that their college harmed them and have their loans completely forgiven, a move with unpredictable consequences. Even more significant, however, will be Biden’s independ...

Health care is, once again, Democrats’ key to victory

Democrats are experiencing newfound momentum with less than two months until the midterm elections — but how can they ensure it lasts through November? 

After months of a doom-and-gloom outlook — as most were predicting that 2022 would be a repeat of the 1994 and 2010 midterms, where the party lost 53 and 63 seats, respectively — Democrats have been dealt some encouraging news as of late.

They now lead in the generic vote for Congress by 4 points after trai...

Religion and Samuel Alito’s time bomb

An irresponsible sentence that Justice Samuel Alito wrote eight years ago may now excuse religious people from nearly every legal obligation they have, so long as a hypothetical, nonexistent government program could substitute for it.

That became clear this week when Judge Reed O’Connor declared in Braidwood Management v. Becerra that employers with religious objections may offer health plans without drugs that prevent transmission of HIV, contraception, the HPV vaccine and sc...

Keeping the public interest in public health is key to combatting disease

On Aug. 23, Director Rochelle Walensky called for a paradigm shift in the manner the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do their work. 

“In these pandemic moments, we found ourselves having to talk to a broader audience,” she said. “We didn’t have to convince the scientific audience — we had to convince the American people.”  

This shift is critical if the efforts of the CDC are to fully understand, address and co...

Biden’s student loan bailout treats hard-working Americans as chumps on Labor Day

President Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 of student loans per borrower is bad policy for numerous reasons. It adds nearly $1 trillion to the national debt. It fuels inflation. And it is illegal executive overreach. (The Job Creators Network Foundation’s Legal Action Fund is currently considering legal options to block it.)

The bailout is also fundamentally unfair to most Americans who never earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. These hard-working folks are forced ...

Reconciliation can be a game changer for pro-worker policies

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) does many valuable things: It reduces prescription drug prices, combats climate change and makes corporations pay a minimum tax. One of the more consequential and lasting impacts of the new law, however, could be that it highlights how Congress can move forward with pro-worker legislation. Until the Senate filibuster is reformed, the most likely path for Congress to support workers and their labor unions lies with budget reconciliation&nb...

Government programs have become one big fraud-fest

How much of America’s $30.7 trillion national debt is a result of fraud? A lot, and it’s growing exponentially.

Eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse” is a standard political campaign mantra. It almost never happens. And while the problem has grown worse over the years, federal COVID-19 relief and the Biden administration have goosed the surge.

Here’s how New York Times reporter David A. Fahrnethold began a recent news article, “In the midst of the pandemic, the govern...

Government programs have become one big fraud-fest

How much of America’s $30.7 trillion national debt is a result of fraud? A lot, and it’s growing exponentially.

Eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse” is a standard political campaign mantra. It almost never happens. And while the problem has grown worse over the years, federal COVID-19 relief and the Biden administration have goosed the surge.

Here’s how New York Times reporter David A. Fahrnethold began a recent news article, “In the midst of the pandemic, the govern...

Government programs have become one big fraud-fest

How much of America’s $30.7 trillion national debt is a result of fraud? A lot, and it’s growing exponentially.

Eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse” is a standard political campaign mantra. It almost never happens. And while the problem has grown worse over the years, federal COVID-19 relief and the Biden administration have goosed the surge.

Here’s how New York Times reporter David A. Fahrnethold began a recent news article, “In the midst of the pandemic, the govern...