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Budget and Deficit

December 13, 2017

21 Percent Is Just Fine


So the corporate tax rate in the conference committee bill is 21 percent, not 20 percent. That’s okay, we’ll get over it!

December 5, 2017

Kids Get Health Coverage While Taxpayers Get the Shaft


The “crowd-out effect” of CHIP would be an important lesson to remember as Congress tackles welfare reform next year.

November 29, 2017

Don't Listen to the Nattering Nabobs of Economic Negativism


The economy used to frequently meet or exceed 4 percent GDP, before big tax, spend and regulate policies became the norm. Tax reform might take us back to the future.

November 7, 2017

Democrats Are Suddenly Concerned About Federal Debt


Democrats are raising concerns that tax reform could add to federal debt, but only after their eight-year spending binge that nearly doubled that debt.

October 24, 2017

Obamacare Titanic Is Sinking; Republicans Look for a Pail to Bail


Obamacare is the policy equivalent of the Titanic, taking on water and sinking fast. The Alexander-Murray bill is simply a bailout effort, and some Republicans are looking for a pail. 

September 28, 2017

At Last, Pro-Growth Tax Reform


Faster economic growth is on the table, if only Republicans can keep their eyes on the prize.

September 26, 2017

Trump Should End Obamacare Subsidy Payments Now


President Trump put an Obamacare constitutional problem on hold hoping Republicans would fix it. They didn’t, and it’s time to return to the Constitution.

September 19, 2017

Trump Bumps, and May Even Dump, the UN Swamp


President Trump delivers straight talk and perhaps a veiled warning to the United Nations.

August 22, 2017

The Deadly Descent of Obamacare


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As the downward spiral quickens, the White House announces it will continue to pay the subsidies and keep Obamacare from crashing until later. Weighing the likely outcome, Merrill Matthews disagrees: “If you’re going to lose anyway, probably best to lose on the side of good policy — and the Constitution — and reject the [subsidy payments].”

August 22, 2017

Draining the Foreign Aid Swamp


President Trump and Secretary Tillerson are scaling back the money we hand out to other countries, and the countries and other hangers-on don't like it one bit.

 

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