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Budget and Deficit

September 8, 2015

The Republicans' Failed Attempt to Return to 'Regular Order'


The Republican leadership promised to return to regular order but failed miserably, making many wonder of the House speaker an Senate majority leader are up to the job.

August 11, 2015

Hillary Wants to Do to Higher Education What Obama Did to Health Care


Hillary Clinton wants to throw $350 billion at higher education to buy votes, er, make college more affordable. But we have pumped billions of dollars in federal money to higher education and it has only gotten more expensive.

July 28, 2015

Has the Americans With Disabilities Act Actually Been a Failure?


The Americans with Disabilities Act seems to have been a big success at increasing the disabled's access to workplaces, buildings and transportation. So why has the number of Americans receiving disability income grown so dramatically since the ADA passed? 

July 24, 2015

Let Oil Reserves Fund Highways, Not More Taxpayer Money


Lawmakers scrambling to find funding for the federal Highway Fund should look to using all of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), not just 100 million barrels, as the Senate is proposing.

July 14, 2015

Truth-Checking Obama's Remarks to the White House Conference on Aging


President Obama spoke at the White House Conference on Aging, but what's really getting old is having to "truth-check" all of his claims.

July 9, 2015

Common Ground: Aging Expensively in the U.S.


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

President Obama cut $500 billion from Medicare spending over 10 years in order to claim that Obamacare was "paid for." A better option, writes IPI's Merrill Matthews, "would have been to aggressively target Medicare and Medicaid fraud, which could have provided the same amount of savings." 

July 7, 2015

A Perfect Example of How Not to Run a Country


This a tale of a country so immersed in fiscal responsibility and anti-growth economic policies that it has threatened the global financial system—and I am not talking only about Greece.

July 1, 2015

Should We Fret the Debt?


Greece is just one of a number of countries whose federal debt to GDP is very high. And if Washington were honest about the full extent of U.S. federal debt, the U.S. would likely be at the top of the list.

June 24, 2015

Let the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fund Our Highways


Congress is looking for ways to fund the Highway Fund once again, but members could do it without raising taxes—by sunsetting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

May 6, 2015

Backsliding on Spending Restraint


If Republicans backslide over spending restraint, they will betray their voters, devalue their political brand, and validate the accusations of their sternest Tea Party critics.

 

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