A Better Path to Prosperity

A Better Path to Prosperity

Washington politicos aren’t quite right when they say that federal budget proposals are “dead on arrival.” Even if they don’t become law, budgets stand as living, breathing testimonies of the values and priorities of the people who write them....
Highway Robbery

Highway Robbery

No matter how hard lawmakers try to close their eyes, click their heels, and hope for the best, they can’t make highway funding magically appear. But that doesn’t stop them fiddling and flailing as they burn through the Highway Trust Fund. The¬†Highway...
Obama’s Budget Asks What’s Valuable

Obama’s Budget Asks What’s Valuable

Obama’s new budget, is it DOA? Can tax breaks for the poor really see light of day? Well, Paul Ryan’s budget will cut taxes too. Granted, not for the many…just for the few. A budget expresses what a nation finds valuable: A good wage in Harlem? Or a...
The Way Forward: Tax and Spend

The Way Forward: Tax and Spend

Have you heard? Our economic policy debate is getting some spring cleaning. President Barack Obama has signaled that he’s had it with all that talk about America being broke and the belt-tightening austerity measures that went along with that chatter. His...
Military Cuts Don’t Translate into Less Spending

Military Cuts Don’t Translate into Less Spending

After Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave a major speech at the Pentagon, The New York Times declared that the Pentagon would shrink the Army to pre-World War II levels. While he did announce an intention to reduce a number of military programs, the Pentagon...
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