Budget Surplus on Townhall

Political Calculations - Tue Oct 18

Once upon a time Political Calculations figured out what it would take per household to have zero deficit. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Tue Oct 4

Sometimes extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. And that is true regarding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its job-killing assault against workers and small businesses across the country. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Aug 23

While the federal government continues to drown in a sea of debt, several states are reporting surpluses, thanks to policies Washington would do well to emulate. ... more

Craig Steiner - Tue Aug 23

Citizens that hear about the Clinton "surplus" but also know the national debt never went down may legitimately ask, "How can the national debt increase even when the government supposedly has a surplus?" This article will provide a detailed explanation of how Clinton claimed a surplus even when the government borrowed $18 billion more the same year. ... more

Craig Steiner - Mon Aug 22

Time and time again, anyone reading the mainstream news or reading articles on the Internet will read the claim that President Clinton not only balanced the budget, but had a surplus. This is then used as an argument to further highlight the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government under the Bush administration. Here are the facts. ... more

John Ransom - Sun Jun 26

Lots of energy on the message boards this week. We talk Libyan energy, domestic energy, we make windmills out of molehills and I prove that liberals ought to stick to reading history, not writing about it. ... more

Bill Tatro - Fri Jun 17

Clinton’s action at that time has now given the current crop of Dems the ammo to point out that job growth in the 1990s was truly stunning. But it was the capital gains tax-cut, enacted by a Republican Congress and signed by Clinton that really unleashed the growth in the economy. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Sat Jun 11

For three years, under presidents of both parties, the federal government has pumped trillions of borrowed dollars into stimulus, bailout, and recovery spending. The results have been woeful. ... more

Donald Lambro - Thu Mar 17

The unemployment numbers came out last week, but these were not the nationwide 8.9-percent average that was announced with much hoopla earlier this month, capturing all of the headlines. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Feb 24

Protests in Tunisia spread to Egypt, which led to the flight of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and will lead to who knows what type of government in the end. Currently, the military is in control of Egypt -- we think -- and things are largely peaceful. ... more

Matt Towery - Thu Jan 6

Been there, done that. An angry electorate reacts against a liberal president, so Congress vaults over the castle gate to establish itself as America's new frontline leadership. ... more

David Harsanyi - Sat Dec 4

Few displays of phony generosity and bogus earnestness are more irritating than watching a stinking-rich tycoon advocating that others shell out more in taxes. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Nov 18

There is one thing that corporate finance likes: stability. This allows businesses to plan, to hire and to create contracts. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Nov 11

Cutting the borrowing and spending is inevitable if America is to avoid a Greece-like implosion. ... more