To Combat Improper Payments, Agencies Need To Have Skin In The Game

Opinion | Ross Marchand
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX369BU

More than $144 billion of taxpayer money is spent on ‘improper payments’ each year

Here's How To Protect Government From Fraud

US | Ethan Barton
A 20 dollar bill on fire.

Taxpayers saw more than one-quarter of last year’s deficit spent on just one type of fraud

McCain: Halting Defense Cuts One Of My Top Priorities

Politics | Jude Abeler
'Flirting with disaster'

Deficit Falls To Six Year 'Low' Of $483 Billion

US | Rachel Stoltzfoos
Attendees sit under the debt clock set in motion to tally the national debt after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 27, 2012. (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

But not for long

Democratic senator warns nation being 'swallowed up' by $17 trillion debt

Politics | Brendan Bordelon

‘That’s not the way our Constitution was designed’

Tuesday's CBO report is bad news for the economy

Daily Caller News Foundation | Breanna Deutsch
U.S. Dollars

The deficit and debt will rise by the end of the decade

Sen. Tom Coburn: America in debt crisis 'not because we didn't agree, but because we did'

Politics | Brendan Bordelon

‘The American people don’t believe we have a debt ceiling’

Poll shows Americans don't understand deficit

Business | Tom House
President Obama pauses while speaking about the continuing government shutdown from White House Briefing Room in Washington

Most significantly underestimate US budget deficit

Skepticism about Treasury claims of debt paydown - TheDCNF

Politics | Betsi Fores

Experts: Announcement nothing to get excited about

Analysis: Top 1 percent to pay two thirds of Obama tax hike - TheDCNF

Politics | Betsi Fores

Households with earnings between $500,00 and $1 million would see an average federal tax increase of $13,474

Conservatives: Obama's budget plan a 2014 vote gambit

Business | Neil Munro

The late budget plan is really an early piece of Obama’s election-day plan for November 2014, say GOP staffers.

GAO report says Obamacare not paid for, despite presidential promise

Politics | Brendan Thomas
Health Care Law

Sessions says report reveals ‘dramatic falsehoods’ of Obamacare boosters

Alan Simpson: 'Failed presidency' if Obama cannot rein in entitlement spending

Politics | Nicole Lafond
Deficit Commission

‘We can’t be the first generation to leave the country worse than we found it’

Hoyer: Eliminating deficit in 10 years would 'savage' the economy [AUDIO]

Politics | Nicholas Ballasy

‘No, I don’t think you can balance the budget in 10 years responsibly’

GOP scoffs as Obama claims plans won’t add ‘a single dime’ to deficit

Politics | Neil Munro

‘FYI, Obama is right, he hasn’t added a single dime to the debt,; he’s added 58.6 trillion dimes’

CBO: Deficit tops $1 trillion for fourth year - TheDCNF

US | Betsi Fores
Budget Deficit

Obama had promised to cut deficit in half by the end of term

CBO: $1.17 trillion deficit for first eleven months in 2012 - TheDCNF

US | Betsi Fores
Debt

‘Our problem is we spend too much money,’ Paul Ryan says

CBO says Obamacare reduces deficit - AP

Politics | Associated Press
Supreme Court Health Care Company Reaction

Repealing the law would increase the deficit by $109 billion from 2013 to 2022, CBO says

US Deficit More Than Doubles to $125 Billion - Reuters

US | InternAdmin
U.S. Capitol

The government posted a budget deficit more than twice the level registered in the same month last year

Early unofficial results: Irish to ratify EU deficit-fighting treaty, nearly 60 pct vote yes - AP

World | admin
Ireland Referendum

Anti-treaty voters won a majority in only five of Ireland’s 43 constituencies