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APRIL 5, 2017

The Texas Bullet Train, Internet Privacy, and Government Surveillance (Audio: Interview)

IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis to discuss government surveillance, debunk the false narrative Congress destroyed Internet privacy, and examine how no principled conservative objection can be found in the privately financed Texas Central Rail project.

APRIL 7, 2016

Taxpayers Will Be Paying A Lot More For Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


Due to the crowd-out effect and other incorrect assumptions made by the CBO, it appears that Obamacare will cost taxpayers far more than originally reported. 

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

New Hampshire, Tax Proposals & Civil Asset Forfeiture (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KSKY's Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses what's at stake for GOP presidential contenders in the upcoming New Hampshire primary, all the candidates' tax plans, and the "mission creep" of civil asset forfeiture abuse that threatens civil rights and the integrity of law enforcement. 

DECEMBER 23, 2015

Robert Pratt Reads "Twas the Week Before Christmas: Congress's Festive Omnibus Bill" (Audio: Interview)


Robert Pratt of "Pratt on Texas" reads Dr. Merrill Matthews' clever poetic tribute to Congress's end-of-year omnibus bill. 

DECEMBER 22, 2015

'Twas the Week Before Christmas Omnibus Poem (Audio: Interview)


Mark Davis, host of 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show, reads a poem by Dr. Merrill Matthews about Congress' festive omnibus bill, passed one week before Christmas. 

OCTOBER 16, 2015

The Quickest Way to Lower the Trade Deficit (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI’s Merrill Matthews applauds the US House of Representatives for approving to lift the ban on crude oil exports, saying it’s the best way to not just lower the trade deficit but also to counter Iran. 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Government Shutdown: GOP’s Self-Inflicted Wound (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses with Jim Henry of World News a possible government shutdown over the defunding of Planned Parenthood, pointing out that Republicans in Congress have failed to return to regular order and to perform their job of funding the government through the appropriations process, and if the government indeed shuts down it will be a self-inflicted wound.  

AUGUST 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton's "No College Child Left Behind" Plan (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. discusses the changing landscape of college tuition prices and how Hillary Clinton's higher education reform plan would only exacerbate the existing problem. 

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.”

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Illegals Can Receive Up To Three Years Worth of Welfare (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins KNWZ talk host Chad Benson to discuss how the IRS has confirmed those who have received amnesty will actually be eligible for up to three year's worth of welfare benefits through the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

 

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