Senate conservatives need to be tough on Jerome Powell. Bad policy choices at the Federal Reserve that he supports have been toxic for the blue-collar American worker.
Overall, insurers could receive a windfall of $4 to $5 billion from the Alexander-Murray subsidies spigot. That’s plenty more than the ‘specific benefit’ to taxpayers.
Continuing resolutions, as military leaders have warned Congress repeatedly, are uniquely devastating to military readiness. It’s been nine years of this.
Continuing resolutions ultimately cost taxpayers, who pay for congressionally induced instability and terribly inefficient funding and contract management.
If an outright repeal of the ‘Cadillac tax’ receives more than 60 votes in the Senate the legislation likely would increase the federal deficit in the long term.
The idea that we must rob from Peter to pay Paul has led to historic levels of taxation in this country and helped stifle economic growth for decades.
President Trump has proposed cutting the State Department’s budget. Its mission will prevail. The power of cultural diplomacy comes from people, not government funding.
Describing President Trump and his flaws, Rebecca Solnit really highlights the great flaw of the American presidency as it becomes ever more monarchical.
If Defense Secretary James Mattis cannot persuade Trump to request additional funds for the U.S. military, then perhaps he can convince him to reprioritize existing funding instead.
Our defense budget is a sieve for congressional pet projects, special interest contracts, and social engineering programs. Pumping more fuel into the tank is little use if you don’t patch the holes.
Instead of passing legislation that some may vote for, but few truly support, House leadership would be wiser to focus on enacting a bill that members can both vote for and support.
The Republican Study Committee is backing two amendments to the GOP health care bill that strike at the heart of Obamacare: Medicaid expansion.
While Medicaid sounds like a generous deal for states, its funding formula incentivizes policymakers to expand the program at the expense of core state government functions.
On the major legislative issues of the day, GOP voters are between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. A blend of the two men’s views would pretty closely reflect those of the Republican rank-and-file.
Many GOP voters think they’re getting something new in Donald Trump. Actually, they are opting for Bushonomics and Obamanomics on steroids.
Mississippi, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Arizona must love U.S. taxpayers for sending them so much K-12 money for lackluster education.
Federal deficits have temporarily declined, so some in Congress want to party on by spending even more decades of future tax revenues.
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