It’s nice to have more money in your pocket. And thanks to the 2017 tax cuts, the typical American is now paying less in taxes.But that’s not to say we’re not still sending a hefty sum of money to Washington. Tally up all the payroll and other taxes on earnings and income, and you’ll find that the average American household forks over more than $26,000 to the feds each year. Last year, Washington collected more than $3.3 trillion in taxes. So where exactly does all that money go?
Source: How Did the Feds Spend Your Taxes? | The Heritage Foundation
In one proposed change, the House would turn a blind eye to the damage its own policies inflict on the economy.
Source: House Democratic Rules Package Could Mean More Spending, Higher Taxes
In between investigations into the Trump Administration, the Democrat-controlled House plans to pursue huge government expansions, Fox News reports, including a proposal
Source: Democrats Push ‘Medicare For All,’ Major Government Expansion To Top Of Congressional Priority List | Daily Wire
Viewing recent weather outside historical context to justify complex and expensive policy changes is risky business.
Source: Commonwealth Foundation – Facts Refute Gov. Wolf’s Climate Change Concern
The resolve of state lawmakers to find permanent poverty solutions is encouraging. Going forward lawmakers should focus on advancing welfare and health care policies that promote the dignity of work and consumer choice.
Source: Commonwealth Foundation – Pursuing Permanent Poverty Solutions: 2018-17 Welfare & Health Care Reforms