CBO Report Raises the Alarm About Growing Deficits

Federal deficits, once a hot topic that dominated policy conversations and election year advertisements, has receded to its traditional place as a bottom-shelf issue. For shame. But a new Congressional Budget Office report highlighting the potentially disastrous consequences of our long-term debt trajectory could be enough to shake the cobwebs off of one of the…
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Democrats Will Come to Regret Their Refusal to Work on Repeal and Replace

Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare is an enormous setback. Neither Speaker Paul Ryan nor President Donald Trump attempted to sugar coat their inability to collect enough votes on their endorsed plan. “You’ve all heard me say this before,” Speaker Ryan said. “Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with…
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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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Obamacare is Collapsing and Republicans are Prepared to Act

First things first: Obamacare is collapsing. Not a slow, stylized disintegration like you’d see in a Zack Snyder movie. This is a quick and messy Michael Bay-like crash that threatens to hurt millions of Americans.  The most recent evidence came in February, when Humana announced that it was pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges because…
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President Trump: “The Time for Small Thinking is Over”

“The time for small thinking is over, the time for trivial fights is behind us,” President Trump intoned in the conclusion to his first address to Congress on Tuesday night. Apparently some people didn’t get the message. Despite President Trump’s powerful, substantive speech that was laser focused on how he intends to address America’s most…
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Republicans’ Tax Reform Plan Offers a Path Back to Economic Growth

The last time the nation undertook comprehensive tax reform a Millennial hadn’t even been born yet. The year was 1981 and, to give you some perspective of time, it was also the year that MTV was launched, that the CDC discovered the first cases of AIDS, that the original IBM computer was released, that Muhammad…
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Republicans Working to REIN In Executive Branch Excess

Regulatory reform isn’t a sexy topic. It typically doesn’t win or lose elections, it doesn’t garner news coverage, and it’s typically a footnote in a legislative agenda. But regulations, both for good and for ill, impact our daily lives in countless ways and cost our businesses trillions (yes, trillions) of dollars each year. The idea…
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Republicans Prove They’re in the Promise-Keeping Business

Donald Trump’s position on Obamacare has been consistent and clear: He wants to repeal and replace the president’s disastrous health care law. But, less famously, his position on universal coverage has also been unmistakeable. “I would absolutely get rid of Obamacare,” Trump said during the GOP primary, but “I want to keep the [provisions regarding]…
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GOP Jumpstarts Innovation with 21st Century Cures Bill

The holiday season adds a comforting patina to life’s mundanities. Something about the glow of Christmas lights, the sound of a crackling fire, or the piney smell of wreath, makes everything seem a little more merry and bright. But for some, the rush of memories serves as a painful reminder of loved ones lost, many…
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Energized Republicans Anxious to Start Governing

The election season was one unlike any in recent memory. The separation between the candidates, though great, was nothing compared to the division of their respective supporters. Reason and rationality were often lost to passion and anger. Even now, with the election over (save Jill Stein’s attempt to make a name, and a little money,…
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