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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 14, 2017

Republicans Have a Plan to Bailout Health Insurers


Republicans fought hard to end health insurer bailouts under Obamacare; so why do they include them in the American Health Care Act?

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.

February 28, 2017

Taxpayers Are the Real 'Forgotten Man'


There are two ways of viewing the "Forgotten Man": William Graham Sumner identified the right definition in 1883.  President Trump seems to taking a similar approach.

February 21, 2017

Explaining Conservatives' Decades-Long Support for Refundable Tax Credits


There is a reason why Republicans are coalescing around a refundable tax credit instead of direct subsidies for health insurance.

February 14, 2017

A Three-Step Plan to Save the Effort to Repeal and Replace Obamacare


Republicans are getting perilously close to losing the momentum they had and will need to repeal and replace Obamacare.

February 7, 2017

Three Cheers for President Trump's 'Core Principles' of Financial Reform


President Trump's recent financial reform executive order identifies six principles that should guide legislation to replace the Dodd-Frank law.

January 31, 2017

Pass Tax Reform, Then an Import Tariff Only if Needed


The Trump tax reform plan would encourage companies to be bring their production to the U.S., likely mitigating any perceived need for imposing an import tariff.

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.

January 17, 2017

Remember When the Left Cared About the 'Underinsured'?


There was a time when the left was concerned about the number "underinsured." That interest seems to have diminished now that Obamacare has created so many underinsured.

 

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