Trump’s MAGAnomics is the Path Back to Growth

President Trump’s economic goals for his administration can be summed up in one number: three. That’s the percentage of economic growth they are working toward, and, if achieves, it’s a number with the power to dramatically improve the fortunes of nearly every American. Historically, 3 percent growth is a relatively modest goal. Between the 1940s…
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The Truth About the Safety Net

President Donald Trump’s budget, like all presidential budgets before it, arrived just in time to attend its own funeral. The power of the purse rests with the House, so the president’s budget is best understood as a statement of priorities, a powerful message that sets the tone for the coming negotiations. President Trump’s budget is…
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Donald Trump’s Taxpayer First Budget

Presidential budgets are political statements. A few are designed to set out a negotiating position, to pull members of both parties closer to the White House’s view of how the government should be spending the taxpayers money. Most are simply statements of political priorities, attempts at making policy points that the president feels are important…
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Kevin McCarthy Has Built a Career by Building Relationships

Even before House Speaker John Boehner decided to step down from the dais and turn in his gavel, a blueprint for future House leadership was already being drawn up. The foundation was built on the idea of maintaining some of the existing leadership structure while also drawing in more conservative elements, typified by members of…
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