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Merrill Matthews

December 12, 2013

The Sequester Is Dead

For the first time in decades, the sequester actually reduced federal discretionary spending, rather than just slowing the rate of growth. That was a huge achievement and is almost certainly one of the primary reasons why the economy is picking up steam again. If the Ryan-Murray agreement passes, the sequester is dead; there won’t be any resurrection.

October 21, 2013

What Really Hurts the Economy: Government Shutdowns or Obama's Economic Policies?

The two-week shutdown rattled many people and businesses, especially those who depend on the government. But what's causing the real damage is the president’s incessant quest to raise taxes and increase regulations and government spending.

May 24, 2013

What Sec. Sebelius Should Be Telling College Graduates About ObamaCare

Sebelius recently laid out the “benefits” of ObamaCare for college graduates, all part of a broader push by the left to convince young Americans they really want this law—since almost no one else does.

April 29, 2013

States Beg Congress to Regulate Their Tax Systems

Having the federal government mandate nationwide online sales tax collection could be the next step in undermining our legacy of constitutional federalism.


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