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Kill export subsidies. Kill the Ex-Im Bank.


Imagine the Chinese government decides to help the people of Kenya. To do this the Chinese government buys 5,000 wheeled loaders and excavators from Liugong Machinery and gives them for free to the Kenyan government, Kenyan construction firms, and groups of

Posted in economy, int'l

Ryan v. Obama on short-term deficits

I’m just going to compare the short-term deficit and debt effects of the two proposals.

Posted in budget, economy, featured

Response to the President’s comparison to European growth rates

Growing faster than Europe is a low bar and not a useful comparison.

Posted in economy

Response to the President on economic anxiety


President Obama’s diagnosis is wrong in two respects.

Posted in economy

How CBO’s minimum wage analysis changes the debate


Policies that destroy jobs are bad. Let’s instead maximize the opportunities for people at all levels of education, skills and abilities to find work.

Posted in economy, labor

For every working American

I’ll let President Obama’s words and CBO’s analyses speak for themselves. THE PRESIDENT: … that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain — that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. I believe this is the defining

Posted in economy, labor

Why high government debt is a problem

The Obama Administration is trumpeting that the budget deficit has been cut by half, “the largest four-year reduction since the demobilization from World War II.” Indeed, CBO projects the deficit this year will be 3 percent, maybe dropping a few

Posted in budget, economy

Response to Senator Cruz on the debt limit


On the Mark Levin show Thursday Senator Ted Cruz said: The single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they’re forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode. And actually look, this

Posted in budget, economy

Response to the President on minimum wage


In his weekly address, Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage, President Obama said: And this week, I took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring federal contractors to pay their employees a fair wage of at least

Posted in economy

Ladder vs. Safety net

broken ladder

There is no free lunch here. Do you want a stronger ladder or a higher safety net?

Posted in economy, health, labor

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