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Budget and Deficit

July 25, 2017

The Other Addiction Crisis Facing America: Government Spending


We are facing an addiction crisis in the U.S.; elected officials are hooked on spending your money and we have to help them break the habit.

July 11, 2017

'You Dingbats Can't Go Home Until You Do Your Job'


If the GOP leadership were to postpone or cancel the August recess, members of Congress would have time--and a lot more pressure--to accomplish what they promised they'd do.

June 28, 2017

Deducting Taxes from Taxes


Through the federal tax code, we encourage higher state taxes by allowing the deductibility of state taxes from federal income taxes.

June 27, 2017

When Public Servants Become 'Public Serpents'


Federal government workers were allowed to unionize 55 years ago. As a result, they have become the most overpaid, overprotected and underpreforming segment of the workforce.

May 25, 2017

Report Says Bill Leaves 51 Million Uninsured in 2026


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The American Health Care Act is now in the Senate’s hands, and Wednesday’s score will inform senators’ work as they draft their own version of the bill, experts say.

May 25, 2017

Different Sides See CBO Report Differently


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, said Wednesday that "Republicans will think they dodged the bullet with this. They will feel it could have been worse."

April 11, 2017

Republicans Who Believe in 'Tax Gain Without the Pain'


Some Republicans have now decided that there is no downside to certain tax increases.

March 28, 2017

Six Challenges Facing Tax Reform


President Trump appears more excited about tax reform than health care reform, but he will face some of the same challenges--and perhaps even more.

March 21, 2017

The Debt Ceiling's Baaaaack! What Will Republicans Do?


Republicans challenged President Obama efforts to raise the debt ceiling by demanding spending cuts. Now that the debt ceiling is back and Republicans are in control, will they be as aggressive in pushing spending cuts?

March 17, 2017

Will Single-Payer Health Care Be California's Next Big Fiscal Crisis?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As Institute for Policy Innovation scholar Merrill Matthews recently noted in these pages, a number of states have tried to impose single-payer health plans on their citizens and failed.

 

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