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Budget and Deficit

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Obama’s Immigration Action Imposes Significant Financial Burden On States

Merrill Matthews joins 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis to review President Obama’s immigration amnesty plan and discuss how states will have standing to lead the legal fight against it. 

AUGUST 19, 2014

Rick Perry's Indictment Could Boost His Presidential Chances (Audio: Interview)

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s indictment could help his presidential prospects if voters see his actions as an effort to stand up for principle and public accountability. Merrill Matthews talks with Wisconsin talk host Vicki McKenna. 

AUGUST 19, 2014

SoundByte: Time to Trim the Fat in Public Education?

Is it necessary for public schools to have one non-teacher for every teacher on staff?

AUGUST 5, 2014

U.S. Crippled Under $2 Trillion in Entitlement Spending

Could a family give away almost all of its household income and still pay its bills? 

JUNE 18, 2014

Legacy of the Stimulus? More Debt & Government Jobs

Was the 2009 stimulus bill successful at creating any jobs? IPI's Merrill Matthews discusses in this week's SoundByte.

JUNE 3, 2014

Should the U.S. Navy Build Biofuel Refineries?

Is the Navy Secretary’s latest green idea yet another instance of wasted taxpayer dollars?

MAY 30, 2014

Government Healthcare: Never Enough Money To Go Around

North Carolina state senators are proposing a major change to address the explosion in health care spending.

MAY 29, 2014

The Sequester May Be Obama's Best Economic Achievement

Doomsday prophets warned the sequester would hurt the economy, but IPI’s Merrill Matthews says it actually may have been President Obama’s best economic policy. 

DECEMBER 19, 2013

Fixing the Doc Fix: Congressman Burgess Joins Merrill Matthews (Audio: Podcast)

Special guest Congressman Michael Burgess joins Merrill Matthews to discuss the repeal of the SGR, how the Obamacare website failure affects him personally, and the GOP alternative to achieving health care reform.

DECEMBER 12, 2013

Ryan's Budget Deal: A Ransom to Prevent Another Government Shutdown? (Audio: Podcast)

What's in the Ryan-Murray budget deal, and did Ryan compromise too soon on abandoning the sequester spending restraints? Did the government shutdown serve as the final indictment and poison the well for Republicans on future budget standoffs? And a look into the growing tensions between the GOP leadership and conservative groups. 


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