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Budget and Deficit

MARCH 23, 2018

GOP Flunks Fiscal Responsibility with $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill (Audio: Interview)


Congress has signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. In a conversation with WBAP Morning News, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews says, "If you were hoping Republicans would finally live up to their promise of being the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility, you're going to have to keep waiting for a while."

FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Live From CPAC: Giovanetti Talks School Safety, Bike Sharing & Dershowitz (Audio: Interview)


Live from CPAC, IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer discussing Dallas's bike share program, safety in public schools, and IPI's upcoming Hatton W. Sumner Lecture Series event with acclaimed civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz. 

FEBRUARY 19, 2018

The Coming Public Pension Death Spiral (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAAV's Tyler Cralle, Tom Giovanetti discusses what he predicts is the next big fiscal crisis: the collapse of public pensions. Giovanetti describes the underfunded public pension systems as political rackets used to subsidize various crony schemes, and a taxpayer disaster-in-the-making.

FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Broken Budget Promises, Public Pensions & Unraveling Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mike Siegel, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews criticques the recent budget which falls short of Republicans' myriad campaign promises regarding fiscal restraint, as well as the looming public pension funding crisis, and what Congress can do next to further unravel Obamacare's onerous mandates. 

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. 

 

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