Month: August 2019

July 2019 – A Trillion Here, A Trillion There

Everett Dirksen (U.S. Senator 1951-1969), exasperated with mounting federal expenditures, is said to have quipped “a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” By today’s federal spending standards, “a trillion” might well be substituted for “a billion.” Both the deficit and debt are at an all-time high. The annual federal …

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