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MARCH 24, 2015

Is It Possible to Downsize the IRS? (Audio: Interview)


Ted Cruz has thrown his hat into the 2016 presidential race, and he wants to abolish the IRS. But is that possible? Dr. Merrill Matthews says downsizing the agency is at least possible through fundamental tax reform.   

MARCH 10, 2015

Obama's "Student Aid" Scheme Offers Wrong Incentives (Audio: Interview)


The president’s new “student aid bill of rights” is just a way to pressure the GOP in approving $21 billion in higher education spending, Merrill Matthews tells the World News Group’s Jim Henry. “President Obama is actively trying to get college students hooked on thousands of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans, only to forgive much of that debt later. That's how you create government dependency, not fiscally responsible citizens.”

JANUARY 21, 2015

Let's Make Education Investments Tax Deductible (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis in-studio at 660 AM-The Answer to recap the State of the Union address, and challenges the notion that government be involved in more taxpayer-backed education-funding schemes.

JANUARY 21, 2015

The State of the Union Is Not Strong and Americans Know It (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins 106.3 The Word host Tara Servatius to recap last night’s “waste of time” State of the Union address, pointing out the logical conflicts of Obama’s proposals and how none of the them have the faintest chance of becoming law. 

JANUARY 21, 2015

SOTU Highlight: Trade and the TPP (Audio: Interview)


One issue stood out in the SOTU that Republicans can likely work on with Obama: trade and Trans Pacific Partnership. In the following interview with KMED’s Bill Meyer, Merrill Matthews discusses the benefits of fast tracking the TPP.

JANUARY 15, 2015

Minimum Wage Myths (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins nationally syndicated Janet Mefferd in her Salem studio to discuss common economic myths about the minimum wage. 

DECEMBER 12, 2014

Temp Agency Nation? (Audio: Interview)


Well, at least one industry is thriving under Obamacare: companies that provide temporary services. While the "part-timing of America" is a problem, the bigger issue is the number of people being pushed into, or stuck in, temporary work, often managed by temp agencies. Merrill Matthews discusses with KMED's Bill Meyer. 

DECEMBER 9, 2014

Terrorism Insurance Congressional Showdown Threatens Super Bowl (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Tom Giovanetti explains to Lars Larson that since a post-9/11 economy faces increased risk from terrorism, TRIA reauthorization should be a priority for action before close of Congress. And if the bill expires, events such as the Super Bowl are at risk. 

DECEMBER 2, 2014

Amnesty: The New Fiscal Nightmare (Audio: Interview)


How much does the president’s amnesty for illegal immigrants really cost the country? Merrill Matthews discusses with nationally syndicated Radio America host Roger Hedgecock. 

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

President Obama Loses His Human Shield; Now What? (Podcast)


Under Senator Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate virtually stopped functioning—no hearings, no legislation, and no budget. But now with a Republican majority approaching in January, IPI's Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. discuss what’s next for a lame-duck Senate, especially for legislation such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Marketplace Fairness Act, and the tax extenders. And what may the new Republican-led Senate attempt to accomplish in Obama’s final two years?

 

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