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Budget and Deficit

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.

January 8, 2019

The Merits of a Continued Government Shutdown (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the merits of the continuing government shutdown and what President Trump should say tonight in his primetime broadcast regarding border security. 

August 31, 2018

Employee Pay: Let the Market Work (Audio: Interview)

On 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis Show, Tom Giovanetti explores a bizarre attack by tv host Tucker Carlson against worker compensation decisions made by large corporations such as Amazon and Walmart, and also lauds President Trump’s recent decision to cancel an upcoming across-the-board civilian federal worker pay increase.  

May 11, 2018

Border, Fiscal Fights, Eminent Domain & More (Audio: Interview)

IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Point of View with Kerby Anderson and Penna Dexter discussing the week in review. They tackle the subjects of border security and immigration, the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the federal budget and Hill fiscal fights, and also eminent domain, with a new film debuting based on the Kelo decision.

March 23, 2018

GOP Flunks Fiscal Responsibility with $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill (Audio: Interview)

Congress has signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. In a conversation with WBAP Morning News, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews says, "If you were hoping Republicans would finally live up to their promise of being the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility, you're going to have to keep waiting for a while."

February 23, 2018

Live From CPAC: Giovanetti Talks School Safety, Bike Sharing & Dershowitz (Audio: Interview)

Live from CPAC, IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer discussing Dallas's bike share program, safety in public schools, and IPI's upcoming Hatton W. Sumner Lecture Series event with acclaimed civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz. 

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