Richard McCarty

Richard McCarty is the Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and can be reached at

Richard McCarty

Trump keeps promise to cut regulations, make them more reasonable and less costly

By Richard McCarty President Donald Trump is keeping his promise to rein in the regulatory state and make it easier for individuals and businesses to comply with federal regulations. According to the White House, the administration has cut 14 regulations for each significant regulation it has implemented. […]


Out-of-touch Democrats push destructive forced unionization bill

By Richard McCarty Since gaining control of the U.S. House, Democrats have clearly demonstrated that they are not fit to govern. While one might have assumed that gaining a bit of power would have caused them to behave more responsibly, that has not been the case at […]


Despite obstruction from Congress, Trump delivers on promises including building the wall

By Richard McCarty From day one of his Administration, President Trump has been working to deliver on his campaign promises. Because the hostile, liberal media does such a lousy job of informing voters of Trump’s accomplishments, a quick rundown of some of the promises he has kept […]


The federal government hoards so much land it doesn’t even know how much it has

By Richard McCarty It is well-known that the federal government has a spending problem, but it is less well-known that the government also has a hoarding a problem. As most Western state residents know, the federal government likes to hoard land. Unfortunately, it has not shown itself […]


Liberal billionaire couple seeks to ‘change the country’

By Richard McCarty You might not have heard of them, but billionaires John and Laura Arnold have given millions of dollars to liberal politicians and causes in recent years. Several years ago, Laura Arnold told a Houston newspaper that “at the most basic level, the mission is […]


Stop left-wing groups from fleecing taxpayers with the Endangered Species Act

By Richard McCarty The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been stretched far beyond the intentions of Congressional representatives, and it is badly in need of reform. For example, loopholes in the law allow left-wing environmental groups to collect taxpayers’ money for keeping federal employees from doing their […]


Trump administration steps in to reform Endangered Species Act regs, but more work remains to be done to fix it

By Richard McCarty Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced some small changes to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations , which should limit the law’s negative impact on the economy. For example, the Administration is raising the standard for designating areas as critical habitat that are not currently […]


Dear Congress, stop subsidizing wind like it’s 1999 and let the tax credit expire

By Richard McCarty Congress created the production tax credit for wind energy in 1992. In other words, wind turbine owners receive a tax credit for each kilowatt hour of electricity their turbines create, whether the electricity is needed or not. The production tax credit was supposed to […]


Cut off federal funding to the Soros-funded Tides Network

Tides Foundation

By Richard McCarty The George Soros-funded Tides Network has received federal grants and contracts totaling at least $16.8 million since 2005, most of which came in 2016 and 2017 via USAID and the Department of Health and Human Services. The San Francisco-based Tides exists to advance a radical agenda […]


Congress should defund federal government from coordinating with Southern Poverty Law Center

By Richard McCarty The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its co-founder Morris Dees, who was recently fired by the organization, have long and sleazy pasts. Over the years, they have been sharply criticized for their tactics, priorities, and mistreatment of employees. Despite this, the federal government […]


Improving care for Medicare patients with community paramedicine

By Richard McCarty With continuously rising medical costs, an aging population, and a shortage of doctors and nurses, a more rational use of health care providers’ time is very much needed. Fortunately, the Trump Administration has been working on a policy to help with this issue. Starting […]


What is the East-West Center and why are taxpayers giving it $16.7 million a year?

By Richard McCarty What is the East-West Center and why are taxpayers giving it $16.7 million a year? With the national debt now over $22 billion, Congress simply must find places in the budget to cut. Some necessary cuts are tough; others are easy. Defunding the East-West Center (EWC), […]


College students deserve transparency to determine salaries and debt loads of graduates of particular majors

By Richard McCarty With student loan debt soaring past $1.5 trillion , Democratic candidates for president are proposing “free” college; beyond criticizing this plan, Republicans need to formulate a plan that it can sell to voters. That plan has to consist of more than just “pay back your loans.” […]


Bring back bankruptcy for college debt

By Richard McCarty For generations, the Republican Party has struggled with the youth vote and much time has been devoted to hand-wringing over this fact. One thing that does not help is when conservatives are unable to empathize with college graduates staggering under the weight of student […]


Trump administration delivers for Medicare patients—and taxpayers

By Richard McCarty Under President Trump, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been busy: approving record numbers of generic drugs, working to Increase affordable health insurance options, working to require more transparency in drug pricing, working to defund abortion facilities, protecting the right to conscience , and defunding research using tissue from aborted babies . […]

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