Obama’s Budget Proposal Is One Step Forward, Five Steps Back

One step forward and five steps back. That’s the early feeling I get when reading about some of the things we can expect from President Obama’s budget. On the plus side of the ledger, Obama appears to be willing to officially embrace “chained-CPI,” which is a new measure of inflation used to determine Social Security…
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New Study Shows Buffett Rule Doesn't Solve America's Budget Problem

Although few liberals like to admit it, math is at the center of this nation’s fiscal future. We can wax nostalgic about all the programs we want to save and all the good that such and such bureaucracy does, but in the end, if you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. Right now the…
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Republicans, Not Copy-Cat Democrats, Have the Right Idea on Payroll Tax Cuts

If you’ve spent much time in front of a TV recently, you’ve likely come to the same realization I have – originality is in short supply. If someone has a good idea, you can bet two other channels have tried to shamelessly copy it. I mean are Americans really clamoring for 87 (I couldn’t have…
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