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    Who Needs Elections Anyways? - The Left's Distaste for Democracy

    “We might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.” Really? Writing for the New Republic, Peter Orszag, Obama’s former head of the Office of Management and Budget, suggested that Americans need to transfer much of the operation of government out of the hands of Congress … More

    Obamacare, Save Money? Not Likely.

    Newly-elected conservatives heading to Washington next year have a lot to do to curb the size of government and get federal deficits under control.  Requisite to achieving these goals is the full repeal of Obamacare. According to Peter Orszag, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President … More

    Is Orszag Proposing Medical Malpractice Reform or Something Else?

    Former Office for Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag recently wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on the need for medical malpractice reform. Well, kind of. Orszag’s approach has more to do with creating stricter mechanisms to enforce physicians’ compliance with evidence-based guidelines than with reforming the … More

    300 Economists Counter White House Claim on Taxes

    According to a recent White House video explaining the administration’s opposition to extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee claims: “If you ask objective economists and analysts around the country about what is effective you will find that everyone agrees that these giant … More

    Another Obama Economist Jumps Ship

    According to reports, Christina Romer, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economics Advisers (CEA) is calling it quits.  Why does this matter? Another ignored economist leaves Washington with a slightly tattered professional reputation to be received joyously back in the arms of her colleagues in academe having served in a … More

    Orszag vs. Ryan

    And so we have finally arrived at the heart of the matter. In recent days, Peter Orszag, the now-former director of the Office of Management and Budget (he left the position at the end of last week), and Ezra Klein, the like-minded liberal blogger for The Washington Post, have weighed … More

    Tweet of the Week: On Budgets and Budget Directors

    This week attention has been focused on President Obama’s pick of Jacob Lew to replace outgoing Peter Orszag as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. While Washington focuses on his record and qualifications, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) tried to focus attention back on the failure of Congress to pass … More

    End TARP and End the Stimulus

    Earlier this month the Treasury Department found that all 19 banks subject to government “stress tests” passed. Now this past Sunday, White House Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag announced that: “The freefall in the economy seems to have stopped.” Economic catastrophe was the only rational … More