Six Challenges Facing Tax Reform
President Trump appears more excited about tax reform than health care reform, but he will face some of the same challenges--and perhaps even more.
The Debt Ceiling's Baaaaack! What Will Republicans Do?
Republicans challenged President Obama efforts to raise the debt ceiling by demanding spending cuts. Now that the debt ceiling is back and Republicans are in control, will they be as aggressive in pushing spending cuts?
Republicans Have a Plan to Bailout Health Insurers
Republicans fought hard to end health insurer bailouts under Obamacare; so why do they include them in the American Health Care Act?
The Republican Replace Plan Is Unlikely to Lower Health Insurance Costs
Obamacare abandoned actuarial principles, which is a primary reason why the health insurance exchanges are collapsing. The Republican replace plan does the same thing.
Taxpayers Are the Real 'Forgotten Man'
There are two ways of viewing the "Forgotten Man": William Graham Sumner identified the right definition in 1883. President Trump seems to taking a similar approach.
Explaining Conservatives' Decades-Long Support for Refundable Tax Credits
There is a reason why Republicans are coalescing around a refundable tax credit instead of direct subsidies for health insurance.
A Three-Step Plan to Save the Effort to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Republicans are getting perilously close to losing the momentum they had and will need to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Three Cheers for President Trump's 'Core Principles' of Financial Reform
President Trump's recent financial reform executive order identifies six principles that should guide legislation to replace the Dodd-Frank law.
Pass Tax Reform, Then an Import Tariff Only if Needed
The Trump tax reform plan would encourage companies to be bring their production to the U.S., likely mitigating any perceived need for imposing an import tariff.
Trump Needs to Cut $10 Trillion in Federal Spending
President Trump is reportedly considering a plan that cuts up to $10 trillion in federal spending over 10 years; and if he gets his tax cuts passed, he'll need every penny to balance the budget.
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