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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Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog. www.taxpayer.net
Articles by Ryan Alexander
August 14, 2013 | Our nation needs — and deserves — a legislature that works.
July 17, 2013 | House Republicans snipped SNAP out of the Farm Bill and rubber-stamped farm subsidies in a stealth operation.
June 19, 2013 | Lawmakers should make targeted and smart Pentagon budget cuts.
May 22, 2013 | It's a time-honored tradition in Washington to do as little as possible and look good while (not) doing it.
April 24, 2013 | President Obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's global food aid system are sensible.
March 20, 2013 | Our lawmakers need to work harder on solutions than sound bites.
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.
November 7, 2012 | We have to stop subsidizing people to live in harm's way.
September 24, 2012 | If lawmakers really want to stop blank checks for spending binges, they should start with the Pentagon.
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.
July 23, 2012 | The United States can't afford giveaways for mining and oil companies anymore.
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.
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.
October 24, 2011 | The Pentagon is scrambling to protect its flank in these budget-cutting times.