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Budget and Deficit

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.

March 16, 2017

On Tax Reform, You Can't Expense What You Can't Afford


Congressional leaders need to remember that the goal of tax reform is increased growth through increased business investment.

March 7, 2017

The Republican Replace Plan Is Unlikely to Lower Health Insurance Costs


Obamacare abandoned actuarial principles, which is a primary reason why the health insurance exchanges are collapsing.  The Republican replace plan does the same thing.

March 5, 2017

Both Sides Now, Nonsensically


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“The public tends to focus on the total national debt, which just passed the $17 trillion mark — up from $10.6 trillion when President Obama took office,” explained Matthews.

February 21, 2017

Conservative Think Tank Wants to Reduce US Prison Population - Here's How


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The president of a Texas-based conservative think tank is speaking out against the high rate of incarceration in the United States, arguing that the annual cost to house inmates is not fiscally responsible and that the intended outcome is not the same as the actual result.

February 15, 2017

The Costs of Revenue Neutrality


Some argue that tax reform must be revenue neutral so that it doesn't cost the economy. But revenue neutral tax reform will have significant costs as well.

January 25, 2017

Big, Credible Tax Reform


Republicans should not trap themselves within the strait jacket of revenue neutrality--the goal is economic growth.

January 24, 2017

Trump Needs to Cut $10 Trillion in Federal Spending


President Trump is reportedly considering a plan that cuts up to $10 trillion in federal spending over 10 years; and if he gets his tax cuts passed, he'll need every penny to balance the budget.

 

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