March 28, 2012

Funding the Government By the Minute

Antony Davies

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Professor Antony Davies shows what programs would need to be cut if the government stayed within budget in this Learn Liberty video. With $2.2 trillion to spend, spending at a rate of $434 million an hour, the federal government runs out of money at 11:59 p.m. on July 31. To eliminate the deficit the government needs to cut five months’ worth of spending. Professor Davies shows that perhaps just cutting programs is not going to be enough to balance the budget.