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The CBO Is Using Enron-Style Accounting On Obamacare

July 29, 2014, 9:40 PM
One of the ongoing debates about policy formation in Washington which has become far more prominent since the passage of Obamacare is the role of the…

Corporate Tax Inversions Made Simple

July 29, 2014, 9:29 PM
Numerous responses to my article in the New York Times yesterday about corporate tax inversions indicated a lack of understanding. Related articles by Levin,…

ALEC Report on State Tax Expenditures

July 29, 2014, 9:29 PM
State policymakers often look for ways to attract investment, companies, talent, and residents to their states. Sometimes they do it with sensible and…

We Shouldn’t Follow Germany on Minimum Wage

July 29, 2014, 9:14 PM
President Obama included a much discussed proposal to increase the national minimum wage to $10.10, from its current level of $7.25. To date, the proposal has…

Budget Smackdown: Krugman vs. Portman and Epstein

July 29, 2014, 9:12 PM
In a recent column, Paul Krugman dismissed concerns about the federal debt as a “false alarm,” a “disaster that wasn’t,” and an “imaginary budget and debt…

Is the European debt crisis really over? | AEIdeas

July 29, 2014, 9:09 PM
Judging by the return of European sovereign bond yields to pre-crisis levels, one could be forgiven for thinking that the European sovereign debt crisis was now…

GOP Civil War Is Really A Fight Between Two Big-Spending Establishments

May 16, 2014, 1:29 AM
E.J. Dionne Jr The language used to describe the battle going on inside the Republican Party is wrong and misleading. The fights this spring are not between…

Your tax dollar collectors at work-- the IRS targeting scandal deepens

May 16, 2014, 1:28 AM
New documents obtained by Judicial Watch demonstrate conclusively that the IRS policy of targeting tea party and conservative groups came directly from…

Earmark Ban Hasn't Fixed Washington's Debt Crisis

May 16, 2014, 1:12 AM
In March 2010, Congress banned the practice of earmarks. Since then, the national debt under President Obama has increased by $4 trillion dollars. Clearly the…

Cost Overruns Fuel "Transportation Cliff"

May 16, 2014, 1:07 AM
Congress is currently debating options to solve the “transportation cliff.” Broadly, the federal government spends more on highways and transit than it collects…

More Infrastructure? Cut Business Taxes

May 16, 2014, 1:06 AM
Infrastructure is in the news as policymakers face a deadline to pass a new highway bill. President Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge yesterday and said that…

Is the the US patent system hindering economic growth?

April 21, 2014, 8:50 PM
Over at Forbes, Bret Swanson nails it: Slow economic growth since the Great Recession has been devastating for employment, middle class incomes, and federal and…

CBO: Uhm, about Obama’s FY2015 budget proposal… it’s way more expensive than the White House claimed - Hot Air

April 21, 2014, 8:49 PM
I mean… I suppose it was never really, truly meant to be a useful document that could serve as a bipartisan guide on honest-to-goodness, passable policy…

Please, enough with the state film subsidies

April 21, 2014, 8:49 PM
This New York Times headline “Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California” was all I needed to read about this notorious and…

You’re not going to be happy when you see where all your tax dollars are going

April 21, 2014, 8:47 PM
You’re not going to be happy when you see where all your tax dollars are going. Let me tell you how it will be…There’s one for you, nineteen for me…’Cause I’m…

86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

April 16, 2014, 12:20 PM
86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers April 16, 2014 - 5:04 AM By Terence P. JeffreySubscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS (AP…

What's the Matter With Illinois?

April 15, 2014, 2:51 PM