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Budget and Deficit

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.  

MAY 8, 2017

Healthcare Reform, Omnibus, Title II Reversal & More (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins "America Can We Talk?" to discuss the FCC's upcoming rollback of the Obama-era's onerous Title II internet regulations, the Republican health care reform deal, and the recently passed omnibus spending bill. 

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. 

 

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