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Accelerating on the Path to Greece with Bernie Sanders

Remember when I wrote about a week ago that I was somewhat optimistic about entitlement reform? Well, given what just happened in New Hampshire, I must have been smoking crack. It would now be more accurate to say something will happen with entitlements, but it will be deform rather than reform. That’s because a Bernie […]

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New Obama Budget: The Usual Reckless Spending Hikes…and a Big New Tax on American Energy Consumers

We have good news and bad news. The good news is that President Obama has unveiled his final budget. The bad news is that it’s a roadmap for an ever-growing burden of government spending. Here are the relevant details. The President wants the federal budget to climb by nearly $1.2 trillion over the next five […]

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More Arguments against the Value-Added Tax

The left is very clever about accepting “compromise,” so long as the result is a larger burden of government. This is one of the reasons why I’m so concerned about Senator Cruz’s proposal for a value-added tax. Even though he wants a VAT for good reasons (to finance lower tax rates and also to reduce […]

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On Campaign Finance, Bernie and Hillary Put the Cart before the Horse

Once again, I threw myself on a proverbial grenade. Yes, that means I watched politicians last night as part of the Cato Institute’s live-tweeting about issues that were raised (or not raised) in the CNN Townhall featuring Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Although painful, this exercise enabled me to share my thoughts on topics such […]

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Democrat campaign ads we’ll never see

As time ticks down to the Iowa caucuses—considered to be the official kickoff of the 2016 election season—we can all brace for the coming onslaught of radio and television commercial ads from candidates, Super PACs and heaven only knows who…

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Deserve Praise for their Admirable and Principled Opposition to Corrupt Ethanol Subsidies

Because I don’t like their plans for a value-added tax, some people seem to think that I am politically opposed to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. That’s not true. Both Senators are generally strong proponents of free markets and limited government, so the fact that they have one bad policy position shouldn’t a disqualifying characteristic. […]

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