Medicaid Costs Have Increased 31,000% Since Inception

Republican Senator Tom Coburn, whose primary profession is as a doctor, has crunched some numbers (He’s pretty good at crunching numbers—you might have read his highly illuminating “Government Wastebook”) and given us an estimate of the bloat escalation of existing government health programs. Forget Obamacare. Even when all we had was Medicaid, we were already doomed, according to Coburn. Obamacare just exacerbates an already dismal government spending situation. The numbers are almost Read more […]

New Report Exposes Ludicrous Items in Federal Budget

Do you remember that scene from The Jerk, when Steve Martin’s idiotic character is collecting the “bare bones” items he “needs”? “This ashtray is all I need! And this paddle game. This ashtray and this paddle game. That’s all I need! …” That’s sort of what the federal budget talks must have looked like. A new report on the federal budget exposes the embarrassing excesses of our comedically unrestrained civil government: Among the nearly $30 billion of unnecessary spending that Read more […]