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March 8, 2018

Republicans Leerier of Trump's Tariffs than Democrats


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

"Even if one agrees that U.S.-made steel must be protected, the problem is that imposing large tariffs gives a green light to every other company or industry hoping to use government power to protect it from competition," IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews said. "They will now descend on Washington, checkbook in hand. That's the swamp, or what's known as 'crony capitalism.'"

March 7, 2018

Concern Over Trump's Food Stamp Plan 'Overblown'


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction – and that may be proven true if a plan involving food stamps becomes reality. Still, OneNewsNow found someone who likes the proposed approach.

March 2, 2018

SNAP Food-Box Proposal Is A Tough One To Swallow


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

There’s no question the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, is past its expiration date for reform.

March 1, 2018

States' Latest Obamacare Lawsuit Keeps Pressure on Washington


"Twenty states have sued the Trump administration asserting that the tax reform law, which eliminates the Affordable Care Act's mandate to have health insurance, makes Obamacare unconstitutional," said Merrill Matthews. "It's a brilliant argument. 

February 24, 2018

Chopping Food Stamp Choices... And Taxpayers' Dollars


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

"I think it has merit for at least discussion," responds Dr. Merrill Matthews of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI). He says the current SNAP program allows recipients to choose from a wide selection of food.

February 24, 2018

Battle Brews in DC Over Food Stamp Cuts


Merrill Matthews, a scholar with the Irving, Texas-based Institute for Policy Innovation, a conservative think tank, contends that the president’s approach has merit and should at least be tried as a pilot program in some states.

February 21, 2018

How Republicans Can Ensure Great Health Care Coverage


Republicans took a huge step by ending ObamaCare’s onerous mandate. But the freedom from having to buy expensive, government-approved coverage doesn’t mean consumers have the freedom to buy what they want and need.

February 16, 2018

Dallas Is Right to Wait to Regulate Bike Share


The city must resist the call for an enormous new investment of taxpayer dollars to facilitate these private entrepreneurial ventures.

February 15, 2018

Tax Cuts Are Empowering the American Worker


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act stands as the most sweeping and comprehensive tax reform in the past 30 years. Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, a public policy research organization, writes, “President Trump has already done more to grow the U.S. economy than the last four presidents and 28 years combined.” 

February 15, 2018

Time to Rethink the Renewable Fuel Standard


If ever a federal program had outlived its usefulness, it’s the government’s support for ethanol.

 

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