Weekly Check in 9/8/2014

Weekly podcast with MacMillin Slobodien

2014 Congressional Compensation Report

As Congress looks for ways to balance the budget and reduce the national debt, large cuts to their own compensation should be given serious consideration. Read the full report on congressional compensation here.

August: A Time to Reflect on Congress

August is always a quite time in Washington, DC, Members of Congress pack up and go home to engage in a district work period. The benefit is that generally when they are not here in the beltway they cannot cause much trouble. August is also a time to reflect on how to change Congress forContinue Reading

Long Congressional Tenures Increase Government Spending

 Washington, D.C.—Our Generation islaunching an aggressive national campaign to educate Americans about the relationship between Congressional tenures and the size and growth of government.  In its new report titled, Congressional Tenure and its Impact on Government Spending, Our Generation concludes that “the longer a Member of Congress remains in office, on average the more supportiveContinue Reading

Oversight Over Government Spending is Still Needed

According to an article in USA Today, “The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn’t pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says.”   This news probably comes as a shock to most taxpayers, who assume that employeesContinue Reading