Democrats Resort to Same Tired Anti-Tax Reform Tactics

Congressional Democrats plotted their political approach to stop the GOP’s tax reform efforts well before Republicans had conceived, much less introduced, their plan. In Democrats eyes the actual policy choices contained in the plan, and the reasoning behind them, wouldn’t matter. What matters is selling Americans on one simple, politically resonant theme: That Republicans’ plan…
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Democrats’ Economic Agenda Falls Woefully Short

Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s. A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future. The first slogan is meant to sell pizza, the second is meant to sell Democrats. The first has worked to convince Americans to order pedestrian slices of baked dough and cheese. Will the latter succeed at convincing voters to buy…
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Republicans’ Medicaid Reforms Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Obamacare is in jeopardy and Democrats know it. And while they don’t necessarily want to own the inevitable collapse of the individual market that Obamacare put into motion, neither do they want to admit that it took electing a GOP-led Senate to fix it. So it’s not surprising that Democrats are pulling out the stops…
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Are Democrats Pro-Tax Reform? Depends on the Year

There is a phenomenon in physics whereby the mere act of observing an event changes the outcome. This is perhaps most pronounced in the debate over whether light was composed of particles, which travel in a straight line, or waves, which travel in undulating ripples. Experiments have proven that when electrons are not observed, they…
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Democrats’ Broke the Health Care System, Now They’re Lying to Keep it That Way

Obamacare was a bill built on lies so it’s fitting that Democrats must now turn to lies to keep their signature legislative accomplishment afloat. Given the law’s slow-motion self-destruction, it’s easy to forget the lengths that President Obama went to in order to get the bill over the finish line. “If you like your health…
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Chuck Schumer’s Playing a Losing Hand in Gorsuch Filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is playing a losing brand of poker in promising to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Schumer knows he has a losing hand, he knows he’s all-in on his bluff, and he knows that to come away a winner Republicans are going to have to fold.…
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Democrats’ Gorsuch Filibuster Puts Them on the Wrong Side of History

When New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced his intention to filibuster Obamacare, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, he’d long ago telegraphed that his decision on President Trump’s nominees would be based in politics, not qualifications. “If they don’t appoint someone who’s really good, we’re gonna oppose him tooth and nail,”…
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Chuck Schumer’s Filibuster Folly

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed today that Democrats would filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is foolhardy on any number of levels. By any measure Judge Gorsuch is an imminently qualified judge with a sterling track record and a deep respect from his peers. Even President Obama’s solicitor…
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Republicans Working to Clean Up Democrats’ Health Care Mess

Republicans have long clamored for the opportunity to pass substantive, patient-centered health care reform. The health care system has become increasingly broken over time, the result of a steady shift away from anything resembling a market and towards a complex mix of mandates, subsidies, taxes, and regulations. In short, it became a powder keg, and…
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Trump’s Speech Highlights Democrats’ Conundrum

Democrats just don’t know what to do about Donald Trump. They desperately desire to despise him, but his views are so anomalistic, and his delivery so unorthodox that their partisan punches never land. Democrats’ dismay was evident in their response to President Trump’s address to Congress. It was, in many ways, an apolitical speech, filled…
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