The Heritage Foundation has published the first comprehensive report of the historic amount of recent government spending and concluding that much of it was 'unnecessary.'
Co-author Richard Stern, Director of the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation, told Fox News Digital that Heritage has put together the first "comprehensive" outlining all the spending programs and then "tying it together." Andrew Mark Miller is a reporter at Fox News. Find him on Twitter @andymarkmiller and email tips to AndrewMark.Miller@Fox.com.
"When there's a supply shock, when the economy tumbles off a cliff, all the government can do is make the recovery longer and slower by trying to give you a sugar pill on the front end," Stern said when asked about the main takeaway from the study.