La creciente deuda nacional es una amenaza creciente para la libertad económica. Hogares estadounidenses están ajustando sus presupuestos, pero el gobierno federal está gastando más de lo debe e imponiendo la carga de sus deudas sobre los hombros de los estadounidenses y futuras generaciones. Las costumbres irresponsables de Washington de malgastar los impuestos de los contribuyentes están llevando a nuestro país a niveles de deuda insostenibles que impiden el crecimiento económico y obstaculizan la capacidad del sector privado de invertir, producir y crear puestos de trabajo. Al mismo tiempo, el gasto gubernamental ha aumentado, mientras que el crecimiento económico y la actividad del sector privado han disminuido. En pocas palabras, cuando el gasto público aumenta en gran medida, el crecimiento económico disminuye notablemente. El gobierno federal debe tomar decisiones difíciles como lo han hecho muchas familias, manejando un presupuesto responsable y reduciendo sus gastos para reactivar la economía nacional. A pesar de la enorme intervención del gobierno hemos vista un crecimiento desalentador. Más deuda, impuestos más altos, y mayor regulación son parte de la intervención gubernamental que obstaculiza la salud de la economía y que se deben abordar si es que queremos experimentar un crecimiento real, una verdadera prosperidad, y la creación de más empleos sostenibles.

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Venezuela After 2018 

How Venezuela Failed — and What it Can Do to Recover  In Nov. 2018, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised the country’s minimum wage a whopping 150 percent to 4,500 bolivars. Prior to that, he ratcheted the minimum wage up 60-fold in August.  What happened? Did Venezuela suddenly become extraordinarily wealthy again — after a lengthy period of economic dysfunction — carrying wages to … Read More
New Report Shows How Bad Wasteful Spending Is Hurting America

New Report Shows How Bad Wasteful Government Spending Is Hurting America

The American government has a spending problem, and it’s growing out of control. A new report recently released by the Congressional Budget Office says this year the federal deficit will reach $804 billion this year. By the year 2020, the U.S. will be adding more than a trillion dollars to the national debt every year. … Read More
Irresponsible Spending and Borrowing Puts Puerto Rico in Crisis

Irresponsible Spending and Borrowing Puts Puerto Rico in Crisis

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy isn’t just the largest municipal filing in the history of the United States, it’s the latest example of big government’s failed promises. The island is around $123 billion in bond debt and unfunded pension payments—more than six times what the city of Detroit owed when it filed bankruptcy in 2013. That’s around … Read More
Trump’s Budget Sets Stage for Debate on Spending, Latino Families Stand to Gain

Trump’s Budget Sets Stage for Debate on Spending, Latino Families Stand to Gain

Last week, President Donald Trump submitted his administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. It’s a good first step toward making life better for future generations, especially as it relates to addressing overspending and expanding opportunity. Given the fiscal challenges facing our nation, a budget proposal that begins to curb federal spending sets the stage for … Read More
Fiscal Irresponsibility Just Got More Expensive

Fiscal Irresponsibility Just Got More Expensive

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For the second time in a decade, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate last Wednesday by a quarter of a percentage point and it anticipates more increases in 2017. While this change is generally received as a welcome development by savers – as the money in our savings accounts will finally start yielding … Read More
Wisconsin Ranks Dead Last in Startup Activity for Second Year in a Row

Wisconsin Ranks Dead Last in Startup Activity for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Wisconsin has come in dead last in a ranking of startup business activity in the fifty states. The poor showing comes amid some positive economic conditions in the Badger State, but underscores the damage that big government, tax and spend economic policies, and cronyism can do to the … Read More

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