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Budget and Deficit

November 12, 2019

States' Internet Tax Grab Going Well--for Them

The Supreme Court's Wayfair decision gave states a new revenue stream—as well as an excuse to spend even more taxpayer money.

October 29, 2019

The Next Tax Grab: Robbing Peter to Pay...Peter

Some Republicans now think imposing taxes to change consumer behavior and then rebating the money to minimize the impact is a good idea.

October 9, 2019

It's Appropriate for Trump to Mandate Immigrant Health Coverage

President Trump's decision to mandate immigrants have health coverage is appropriate, and his Proclamation may actually give immigrants access to affordable coverage. 

October 3, 2019

I'll See Your Democratic Tax Increase and...Triple It!

Democrats are  calling for huge new tax increases to pay for their new spending while taming the growth in government debt. The past proves we'll get the taxes and spending, but the debt will only increase.

September 24, 2019

Medicare Has Tried Price Controls--and Failed

Democrats want to impose price controls on prescription drugs, even though Medicare's long history of price controls shows that they don't control spending.

July 23, 2019

Three Thumbs Down for the Big-Spending Budget Buster

Another big-spending budget deal, where Republicans claim they'll do better next time—though "next time" never seems to come.

July 22, 2019

Don't Let Budget Talks Threaten Medicare Part D

Overhauling Medicare’s Part D drug benefit would be a colossal — and costly — mistake.

July 17, 2019

They Want Your Retirement Savings

The SECURE Act will prevent you from using your IRA to bless your children and grandchildren. It would be an ominous precedent.

July 2, 2019

Democrats Would Resolve the Question of Whether Illegal Immigrants Burden Society

Immigrants may currently be a net asset to the economy, but under the Democratic presidential candidates' proposals they will surely be a net cost.

May 30, 2019

Did the U.S. Shortchange Puerto Rico on Disaster Aid?

Some think Puerto Rico has been shortchanged. The numbers tell a more nuanced story.

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