Nicole Kaeding

Keeping Their Promises

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE In blogs over the last several months, I have revisited the fiscal records of the eight Republican presidential candidates who have...

The Federal Spending Juggernaut

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE Over the weekend, the Senate approved the $1.1 trillion Cromnibus spending package, which funds parts of the government through September 2015. The...

Drugs for the Deceased

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE Medicare fraud is rampant. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates fraud compromises 8 percent of total expenditures, or $44 billion annually....

SHOP Exchange Glitches

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE Open enrollment for Obamacare’s second year begins next week. In the chaotic launch of HealthCare.gov, the Department of Health and Human...

Close the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE The Government Accountability Office’s annual duplication report is out. This year, the report highlights 30 ways that the federal government can...

Chairman Ryan’s Budget: A Mixed Bag of Reforms

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget proposal yesterday, his last as committee chairman. This budget differs greatly from...

More Taxes than Meets the Eye in Obama’s Budget

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday’s budget from President Obama claimed to raise taxes by $650 billion in addition to the $650 billion in tax hikes...

Chairman Murray’s Memo: More of the Same

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE Today, Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray sent her caucus a memo on the country’s fiscal outlook. She details the “$3.3 trillion...

Spending Restraint in Arkansas

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE For the fourth day in a row, the Arkansas House of Representatives has refused to approve the yearly appropriation for its...

Hyping Billions in Taxpayer Spending

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE In today’s issue of Nature, scientists from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California are trumpeting their advance in achieving fusion...