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Budget and Deficit

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Budget Shows GOP Still Isn't Keeping Its Promises (Audio: Interview)


History is doomed to repeat itself since the release of the recent budget, showing Republicans have not learned their lesson from their long-time spendthrift ways. ”Things are bad in Washington when Democrats can make the case they are the party of fiscal responsibility,” says Merrill Matthews to Washington DC’s WAVA host Don Kroah.

 

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

The Budget Isn't Pretty (Audio: Interview)


IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Sirius XM's Steele and Ungar to discuss the Trump 2019 budget, which is just not pretty.  "Republicans said they were going to run on fiscal responsibility, but it doesn't seem to me they've learned their lesson," said Matthews. 

JANUARY 24, 2018

Government Shutdown Fallout (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins Ed Martin on St. Louis’s 1310 AM- The Answer to discuss the political fallout from the recent government shutdown, and what’s next for DACA. 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Unconstitutional Obamacare Subsidies (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins WINA’s Rob Schilling to deliver his take on illegal Obamacare subsidies, unconstitutional from the outset. Why are they still there and why can’t we get rid of them? 

AUGUST 24, 2017

Trump Reducing Foreign Aid Money (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WAVA host Don Kroah to discuss the Trump administration's tapping the brakes on some foreign aid disbursements. 

AUGUST 10, 2017

Rolling Back Title II, Repealing Obamacare Taxes, Fake Science & More (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mike Siegel, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how the Trump administration can alleviate some of Obamacare’s onerous regulations and taxes, the FCC rolling back Obama-era Title II rules on the internet, the demise of the myRA scam, and more. 

AUGUST 6, 2017

Numbers: Government Spending, the Budget and Obamacare's Losses (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with “America, Can We Talk” host Debbie Georgatos, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the budget, the approaching debt ceiling, how Republicans are not immune to the problem of excessive government spending, and whether Congress ought to bail out Obamacare.  

JUNE 8, 2017

Texas Legislature Special Session and Texting-While-Driving Ban (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mark Davis of 660 AM – The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti offers his take on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate, the policy priorities for the Texas legislature’s special session, and Gov. Abbott’s signing of a controversial texting while driving ban. 

JUNE 5, 2017

No Better Time Than Now To Ax The CBO (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, Tom Giovanetti says while Republicans control Congress and the White House, they should be making strides toward structural changes that will last for decades, and the Congressional Budget Office is a prime candidate for the chopping block. “The CBO makes it very difficult for Congress to cut taxes, and it does a terrible job of estimates, but we’re stuck with them,” he said. 

MAY 23, 2017

Trump’s Budget Cuts (Audio: Interview)


President Trump’s budget is out and slashes spending on many entitlement and welfare programs, including Medicaid. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews gives his take with Ed Dean on WBOB.  

 

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