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Keith Hall, the new CBO Director

I'd like to associate myself with Dr. Charles Blahous' endorsement of Dr. Keith Hall to be the new director of the Congressional Budget Office
By |Wednesday, 4 March 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keith Hall, the new CBO Director

Sources for last moderate fiscal Democrat post

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By |Friday, 6 February 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sources for last moderate fiscal Democrat post

Will the last moderate fiscal Democrat please turn out the lights?

In his new budget President Obama once again proposes to flatten debt/GDP, to stabilize it over the next decade at a high level.

But wait, you say. That’s not stabilizing. That’s not “flat” debt/GDP, that’s a declining path. And it doesn’t look like a high level. If we zoom out we gain additional perspective. Let’s add 10 years of historical data and CBO’s projected long-term baseline forecast.

Now you see why I said “at a high level.” Under both a current policy baseline and the President’s budget, debt/GDP is in the mid-70s for the next five years, more than twice as large a share of the economy as it was pre-financial crisis. (The same is true if we go back even farther in time. The pre-crisis average debt/GDP varies between 34 and 40% of GDP for any start year from 1965 through 2007.) While the long-term baseline starts to climb about five years from now, the President proposes to keep it roughly flat through the next decade. […]

By |Friday, 6 February 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will the last moderate fiscal Democrat please turn out the lights?

Response to OMB Director Donovan on dynamic scoring

OMB Director Shaun Donovan criticized House Republicans today for their rule change on dynamic scoring. I’ll skip the preliminaries and offer responses to his main critiques.

OMB Director Shaun Donovan: “sing dynamic scoring for official cost estimates would risk injecting bias into a broadly accepted, non-partisan scoring process that has has existed for decades.”

KBH:

No, the […]

By |Tuesday, 6 January 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Elmendorf for CBO

The new four year term of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office begins soon. Now that Republicans will have majorities in the House and Senate, this job is entirely their call. The President is not involved. Incoming House and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price and Jeff Sessions will make this […]

By |Wednesday, 19 November 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Elmendorf for CBO

I’m with Stupid —>

A few days ago I wrote about MIT’s Dr. Jonathan Gruber’s honesty about lying to enact ObamaCare. Today I want to focus on a different part of this quote, his reference to “the stupidity of the American voter.”
In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that […]

By |Saturday, 15 November 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m with Stupid —>
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