Posts Tagged ‘federal spending’

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Fiscal Cliff Notes

    Nov 11, 12 • 264 Views • No Comments

    There might be 2 ways to look at the fiscal cliff. Specifically, we can focus on tax increases and spending cuts: Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expire Affordable Care Act taxes: kick in   Spending Cuts Emergency...  [read more]

  • Industries afflicted with Baumol's Disease have slower productivity growth.

    How Sick is Medicare?

    May 28, 12 • 278 Views • 1 Comment

    Perhaps it all began when President Lyndon Johnson called Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “Wilbur, I’ve just been looking through the polls here, and I’ve only got a few weaknesses, and the worst of them is that I’m not...  [read more]

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    Government Matters

    Aug 4, 11 • 220 Views • No Comments

    Which do you prefer, “free” or “fair?” We have free speech, a free press, freedom of religion. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights refer to “free” but never “fair.”...  [read more]