COLLECTED WISDOM

Budgeting

Thornton, Deborah D. “I think I can, I think I can!Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 35, December 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “We must Control Government Spending,” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 31, November 2010. 

Thornton, Deborah D. “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 27, September 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “It’s the Economy, Stupid,” Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Tax and Expenditure Limits (TELS) Helping to Control Government Spending,” Policy Study, No. 10-4, August 2010. 

Stout, Doug. “A Greek Drama Unfolds,” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 18, June 2010. 

Hendrickson, John R. “A Supply-Side Solution,” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 8, March 2010. 

Thornton, Deborah D. “Read ‘Em and Weep,” Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 17, No. 4, November 2009.

Stout, Doug. “H. Ross Perot and the Federal Debt,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 30, October 2009.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Honey Creek Resort, One Year Later,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 28, October 2009.  

Thornton, Deborah D. “Stewardship in Iowa: Our Own Horatio Algers,” Policy Study, No. 09-7, August 2009.

Hendrickson, John R. “Cutting Federal Spending Must Be a Top Priority,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 23, August 2009.

O’Toole, Randal. “High-Speed Spending,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 21, July 2009.

O’Toole, Randal. “Why Iowa Should Not Build High-Speed Rail,” Policy Study, No. 09-6, June 2009.

Stout, Doug. “Borrowing our Children’s Future,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 18, June 2009.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Where Has Our Power Gone?”  Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 17, No. 2, May 2009.

Thornton, Deborah D. “How Long Can We Avoid Responsibility?Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 15, May 2009.

Frantz, Amy K. “Iowa’s State Budget:  Spending Our Way to a Crisis Again,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 12, April 2009. 

Frantz, Amy K. “Iowa’s State Budget:  Spending Our Way to a Crisis Again,” Policy Study, No 09-4, March 2009.

Thornton, Deborah D. “You can fool some of the people…,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 9, March 2009.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Stewardship and the Government,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 6, February 2009.

Frantz, Amy K. “Thinking Outside of the Box to Face Our Transportation Funding Crisis,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 4, February 2009. 

Thornton, Deborah D.  “Stewardship in Government Spending:  Transparency, Earmarks, and Competition,” Policy Study, No. 09-1, January 2009.

Stout, Doug. “Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp 1, 3,4, 5, January 2009

Thornton, Deborah D. “Honey Creek Resort Continues to Drain Taxpayers’ Wallets,” Institute Brief, Vol. 15, No. 33, November 2008.

Thornton, Deborah D. “The Power is Already in Your Hands, Have the Courage to Use It!Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 16, No 2, May 2008.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Can Peacocks help Honey Creek Resort instead of Government,” Institute Brief, Vol. 15, No. 6, February 2008.

Thornton, Deborah D. www.MyMoney.gov:  A useful site for Everyone! Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 26, September 2007.

Stewart, Robert N. “An Examination of the Iowa Road Use Tax Fund,” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 17, June 2007.

Hendrickson, John R. “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour Visits Iowa: A True Reality Based Discussion,” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 13, May 2007.

Hendrickson, John R. “Pay As You Go Budgeting: False Assurance of Fiscal Responsibility,” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 10, April 2007.

Frantz, Amy K. “Will Earmark Reform Stop Earmarks?” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 8, March 2007.

Frantz, Amy K. “Has the Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy Program RISEn to the Challenge to Improving Iowa’s Economy?” Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 35, November 2006.

Frantz, Amy K. “The Pay Gap at the Federal Level,” Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 30, October 2006.

Stewart, Robert N.  "Iowa State Employees: Ten Years Later, They're Still Iowa's Privileged Class," Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 15, May 2006.

Miltimore, Jonathan.  "The Myth of Budget Cuts," Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 6, February 2006.

Hogberg, David.  “Iowa’s Budget Needs Constitutional Spending Limits,” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 32, November 2004.

Keith, Laura. “The Pay Gap:  Managing Iowa’s Finances,” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 27, September 2004.

Frantz, Amy K. “How Much Do Our Representatives Want To Spend?” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 19, July 2004.

Hogberg, David, and Amy K. Frantz. “How to Avoid Future Budget Crises (And Give Iowa Taxpayers a Break!)” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2004.

Frantz, Amy K. “Runaway Spending Leads to a Budget Crunch,” Institute Brief, Vol. 10, No.11, April 2003.

Hogberg, David. “Cut Iowa’s Budget,” Institute Brief, Vol.10, No.3, January 2003.

Hogberg, David. “How Iowa Government Can Reduce Spending,” Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1-3, January 2003.

Hogberg, David, and Amy K. Frantz. “Iowa’s State Budget: Spending Our Way to a Crisis,” Policy Study, No. 02-04, October 2002.

Hogberg, David, and Amy K. Frantz. “Iowa’s State Budget: Spending Our Way to a Crisis,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 30, October 2002.

Berthoud, John.  “Budgetary Balance:  At What Price?”  Facts & Opinions, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-2, May 1998   

DeBlieck, Arlan.  “Congress’s ‘Lock-Box” Is No Match For The Temptation To Spend,” Institute Brief, Vol. 6, No. 21, July 1999.   

DeBlieck, Arlan.  “Paying Down The Debt Is Not A Good Idea,” Institute Brief, Vol. 7, No. 11, April 2000. 

Frantz, Amy K. “Why We Need A Balanced Budget Amendment:  An Economic Perspective,” Institute Brief, Vol. 4, No. 7, March 1997. 

Frantz, Amy K. “Don’t Let Social Security Tactics Derail Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment,” Institute Brief, Vol. 4, No. 8, March 1997. 

Frantz, Amy K.  “Term Limits Will Help Control Fiscal Pollution,” Institute Brief, Vol.4, No. 30, December 1997.   

Frantz, Amy K. “How Much is Enough?” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 12, April 2001.    

Garrison, Steven B. “Who’s Playing Political Games?” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 11, April 2001.  

Kibbe, Matt.  “Parsing the Clinton Budget,” Institute Brief, Vol. 5, No. 11, April 1998. 

Lazarus, Stephen.  “Why We Need A Balanced Budget Amendment:  A Citizen’s Perspective,” Institute Brief, Vol. 4, No. 6, March 1997. 

Wagner, Richard E.  “Planning for a Budget Surplus,” Institute Brief, Vol. 6, No. 3, January 1999.  

Wagner, Richard. “A Balanced Budget Amendment,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-3, February 1997.   

“A Balanced Budget Amendment,” Institute Brief, Vol. 3, No. 9, July 1996. 

Clayson, Dennis.  “Listening to Thomas Jefferson on the National Debt,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 4-5. May 1998.  

Garrison, Steven B.  “How Much Money Does the Government Really Spend?” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 22, July 2001.  

Hogberg, David.  “The 2002 Federal Budget:  Let’s Do Some Cuttin’!” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 24, August 2001.  

Garrison, Steven B.  “Is Iowa’s Budget in a Deficit Again?” Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 1-4, July 2001. 

Citizens Against Government Waste.  “The Pig Book,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 5, August 2001.  

Frantz, Amy K.  “Independence (from government) Day!”, Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 26, September 2001.