Ryan Alexander

About Ryan Alexander

Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog. www.taxpayer.net

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Articles by Ryan Alexander

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Shut Up and Work

October 9, 2013 | We wouldn't be at this point if Congress had done its job over the last several months.

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Faking Farm Savings

May 22, 2013 | It's a time-honored tradition in Washington to do as little as possible and look good while (not) doing it.

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A Reasonable Food Fight

April 24, 2013 | President Obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's global food aid system are sensible.

Snake-Oil Deficit Savings

Snake-Oil Deficit Savings

December 5, 2012 | Like things you spot in your side-view mirror, many of the budget numbers flitting around the debt talks are larger than they appear.

Armed with Irony

Armed with Irony

September 24, 2012 | If lawmakers really want to stop blank checks for spending binges, they should start with the Pentagon.

The Drought Lottery

The Drought Lottery

September 10, 2012 | Our lawmakers should spend the next month figuring out how to reduce our $16 trillion debt instead of showering special interests with even more wasteful subsidies that have nothing to do with the drought.

Drinking MOX-Laced Lemonade

Drinking MOX-Laced Lemonade

July 9, 2012 | The government is spending $15 billion to create a nuclear fuel derived from plutonium that we have to bribe companies to take.

We Can’t Afford Energy Subsidies and Tax Breaks

May 21, 2012 | Energy subsidies are obsolete, ineffective, and a huge waste of valuable public resources at a time when we are rummaging through the couch cushions to find loose change to pay for our ballooning deficits and debt.

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