March 30, 2016 | The budget and appropriations train is derailing without leaving the station.
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Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog. www.taxpayer.net
Articles by Ryan Alexander
January 20, 2016 | As coal companies go broke, they’re leaving taxpayers holding the bag.
August 19, 2015 | The agriculture secretary's love affair with the biofuel industry is fleecing taxpayers.
June 3, 2015 | The Ex-Im Bank is a favor factory for politically well-connected corporations trolling for handouts.
March 11, 2015 | The Pentagon is breaking the bank with the F-35 joint strike fighter program’s $1.5-trillion tab.
December 3, 2014 | Giving oil and gas companies royalty-free fuel is a huge waste of taxpayer money.
November 19, 2014 | The military is trying to use war funds to pay for items that have nothing to do with the fighting overseas.
October 1, 2014 | It's not too late for Congress to curb the Pentagon's plans for the absurdly expensive F-35 combat jet.
September 10, 2014 | It's unlikely that even one of the dozen spending bills Congress must pass will be enacted.
August 13, 2014 | The widening of the Panama Canal requires a logical and coordinated response, not a feeding frenzy.
June 25, 2014 | Lawmakers need to stop seeking an easy way out of the transportation spending shortfall.
June 4, 2014 | Why do we have two military budgets?
March 19, 2014 | Well, you get what you don't pay for.
January 17, 2014 | The $1.1 trillion spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year moved through Congress in a flash.
October 23, 2013 | Diffusing the threat of an immediate default and reopening the government gave Congress another chance to do not what's easy, but what's right.