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Budget and Deficit

August 10, 2020

Consistency Checking Executive Orders (Audio: Interview)

In this discussion with 660AM the Answer's Mark Davis, IPI President Tom Giovanetti discusses Executive Orders and the danger of precedent.  

May 27, 2020

Cheaper, Safer, Sustainable Space Travel (Audio: Interview)

In a conversation with 660AM Radio Host Mark Davis, IPI President Tom Giovanetti recounts the history and economics of the space program and how the government bureaucracy’s failings created an opportunity for private enterprise to revitalize the program. 

March 19, 2020

The Challenges of the Stimulus Bills (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer in Medford, Ore., IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews warns of some of the challenges that will follow with the proposd stimulus packages before Congress.

February 12, 2020

2021 Budget Proposal: Where's the Cut? (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the 2021 Budget Proposal and belies the claim that there are any "cuts" in entitlement spending as the deficit continues to grow. 

July 29, 2019

Budget Deal Makes Trump A Bigger Spender Than Barack Obama (Audio: Interview)

Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Charlottesville’s Rob Schilling on WINA discussing the budget deal between President Trump and the House and Senate leadership which dramatically increases spending in order to avoid a government shutdown. So much for Republican promises of limited government and fiscal responsibility. 


May 30, 2019

Hits and Misses from the Texas Legislative Session (Audio: Interview)

Guest hosting Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews reviews the 86th Texas Legislative Session with Former Texas state lawmakers Don Huffines and Ron Simmons, giving a close look at what happened with spending, property tax relief, school finance, and more.

May 14, 2019

Dealing with China and the Coming Entitlements Cliff (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods as well as his new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff.”

May 6, 2019

Texas Tax Swap (Audio: Interview)

IPI president Tom Giovanetti joined 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis discussing the Texas GOP leadership’s push for a sales tax increase to offset a property tax reduction.

February 26, 2019

Are Senior Democrats Getting Nervous About Socialism? (Audio: Interview)

The old Democrats are beginning to fear the far-left new Democrats will hand President Trump an easy reelection in 2020. In an interview, Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna to discuss the off-the-rails proposals of freshmen Democrats, and how unserved Americans would be if the nation’s existing entitlement programs were radically expanded.

January 28, 2019

Unlimited Freebies and Asset Seizure: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Have No Shame (Audio: Interview)

Universal free college tuition, socialized healthcare, student loan forgiveness, universal basic income… the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls have an unlimited list of freebies they want to give out.  Plus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to seize the assets of billionaires. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN and discusses how Democrats have become so radical there’s not much separating their party platform from the basic principles of democratic socialism.

Total Records: 74