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  • Fiscal Cliff: Clinton-Era Spending Levels, Anyone?

    Many are proposing that tax rates for upper-income earners go back to their levels during the Clinton Administration. What you don’t hear is how we can return to Clinton-era spending levels. That would be a real solution to the upcoming fiscal crisis, and the President could lead the way. The … More

    Fiscal Cliff: Will Obama Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road on Entitlements?

    Even with the President’s desired tax hikes, publicly held debt would rise by $7.7 trillion in 10 years under the President’s budget. That’s right: Our federal debt would continue growing even if the President gets his way completely in the fiscal cliff negotiations. Until the debate focuses on reining in … More

    Obama Tax Hike on Small Business Would Chill Hiring

    “Would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring in this country?” When asked this question by Today’s Matt Lauer, Warren Buffett confidently answered, “No.” How could this be, when the tax hikes desired by President Obama would fall directly on some of America’s most successful … More

    After the Hurricane, a Supply Crisis from Price Controls

    In the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, storm victims are also suffering from a New Jersey state law that prohibits businesses from raising their prices more than 10 percent “within 30 days of a declared state of emergency.” Despite the intentions of New Jersey legislators, laws intended … More

    Unlike Hurricane Sandy, Energy Policy Blackouts Threatening Germany Could Be Avoided

    A blackout occurred in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as more than 8 million people in the northeast were left without power. Millions could remain without power for several more days. Hurricane Sandy was a natural disaster that people could prepare for but couldn’t avoid. Blackouts and brownouts caused by … More

    How to Make Social Security Work Better for Women

    President Obama’s recycled economic plan sorely lacks the much-needed reforms to make Social Security work better for women. The program needs to do a better job dealing with the circumstances women face in retirement. More women than men rely on Social Security as their sole source of income, and yet … More

    Will Stay-at-Home Moms Be Allowed Credit Cards Again?

    Much has been discussed on the “war on women” this presidential debate season, and yet we haven’t heard much about those rules made in Washington that actually hurt women in very real ways. One such rule denied stay-at-home moms access to their own credit cards. A proposed amendment finally seeks … More

    Debate 2012: Seven New Claims—True or False Quiz

    The second presidential debate was full of claims about the economy, taxes, and regulation. Many of the top 10 true and false claims made during the first debate were repeated during the second. But there were also new claims warranting a closer look. We’ve selected seven new claims in this … More

    INFOGRAPHICS: Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012

    Several key questions still remain to be asked of President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney during tonight’s debate. Among them: What would each of them do to reduce the growing burden of federal spending on American households? In 2012, the federal government spent $29,700 per American household. Of that amount, … More

    Vice Presidential Debate: True/False Quiz on Taxes and Entitlements

    Taxes and entitlements were two important domestic policy topics discussed during the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan. Among the many claims made were some that were true and some that were false. Can you guess which ones are true or false? Medicare and Social Security … More