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OneNewsNow.com Recommends the Government Cost Calculator


Thursday November 11th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:35pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In an article at OneNewsNow.com, “I’m going to pay how much in taxes?”, Chris Woodward has recommended the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org: What is Washington’s spending costing you? A new website aims to answer that question. The website MyGovCost.org is an online calculator where taxpayers can learn what they will pay in taxes…
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The Government Cost Calculator Is Recommended at OpenMarket.org


Thursday November 11th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:19pm PDT   •   0 Comments

The Government Cost Calculator has been recommended by Lee Doren at OpenMarket.org in “How Much Does Government Spending Cost.” With never-ending increases in government spending, citizens are often curious how much government actually costs them. In response to this question, The Independent Institute has launched MyGovCost.org, that features the personal government cost calculator to…
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Cal Thomas Recommends the Government Cost Calculator, Says “Extend the Tax Cuts”


Tuesday November 2nd, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 4:00pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In Tribune Media Services, The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com In his weekly, nationally syndicated column this morning, “GOP’s first order: Extend the Tax Cuts,” Cal Thomas encouraged voters to visit MyGovCost for a “handy” way of getting a clearer perspective on the implications that an expiration of the tax cuts will have on an…
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The Independent Institute’s MyGovCost.org Gives Voters A Government Cost Calculator


Monday October 25th, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 8:41pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Voting on Nov. 2nd? Find Out How Much Is Really at Stake October 25, 2010— In 9 days, you will have the opportunity to walk into a voting booth and make a choice. The health of our economy and financial responsibility of our representatives in Congress are two of the largest concerns being addressed…
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Obama’s Transportation Infrastructure Plan Wastes $50 Billion


Thursday October 14th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 12:26am PDT   •   2 Comments

In this new article on United States transportation infrastructure and spending, Gabriel Roth explains the  wasteful spending endemic to the central planning approach taken to transportation.  Rather than a leaky bucket, Roth proposes using market forces based on local transportation needs: “President Obama’s recent announcement of a $50 billion ‘up-front investment’ for ‘renewing and…
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Taking Back America Interviews Dr. Emily Skarbek on the Government Cost Calculator


Wednesday October 6th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 4:24pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated web radio blog, “Taking Back America”.  During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what their own…
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The Jason Lewis Show interviews Emily Skarbek


Monday October 4th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 4:31pm PDT   •   2 Comments

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Jason Lewis Show” (Premiere Radio Networks).  Using MyGovCost.org, Dr. Skarbek explains the effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Listen to the interview here. Download the mp3 file here.

MyGovCost enables anyone to calculate cost of federal programs


Saturday October 2nd, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 7:45pm PDT   •   2 Comments

In a recent article, the new TV, web and mobile media network RightNetwork recommends the Government Cost Calculator: “A new website created by the Independent Institute—located at www.MyGovCost.org—enables U.S. taxpayers to calculate the cost to themselves of major federal programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, and the economic stimulus package. . . .” For…
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MyGovCost enables us to understand impact of federal spending


Saturday October 2nd, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:58am PDT   •   1 Comment

In a new article in the Washington Examiner, “For a frugal Gal, I have got a lot of debt,” Tina Korbe discusses the merits of the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org: “Among my friends, I’m known for my frugality. I budget scrupulously, log every purchase I make in a ledger and often forego even…
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Consumption Spending Is 70% of GDP: So What?


Thursday September 23rd, 2010   •   Posted by Robert Higgs at 12:40am PDT   •   4 Comments

It must be a condition of employment that a journalist who writes about the current recession include in his article the statement, “consumption makes up more than two-thirds of the economy” or “consumption spending accounts for 70 percent of GDP.” This seemingly simple, factual statement, however, is nearly always intended to carry some explanatory…
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