If you voted GOP to stop liberalism, you wasted your vote

By DANIEL J. MITCHELL To be blunt, Republicans are heading in the wrong direction on fiscal policy. They have full control of the executive and legislative branches, but instead of using their power to promote Reaganomics, it looks like we’re getting a reincarnation of the big-government Bush years. As Yogi Berra might have said, “it’s déjà vu all over … Continue reading If you voted GOP to stop liberalism, you wasted your vote

Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

Donny notes: The proper position is to demand spending cuts in exchange for allowing a vote on anything over the next two years, and NO increase in the debt ceiling. -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has indicated that the federal borrowing limit must be raised by Sept. 29, or the U.S. could run out of … Continue reading Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government

The internal revenue code is a reprehensible mess that torments taxpayers and undermines American competitiveness. The good news is that Americans don’t like the tax system. The bad news is that they don’t dislike it nearly as much as they should. At least in my humble opinion. There are two reasons for the inadequate level … Continue reading Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government

Obamacare repeal failed because Republicans are intellectually bankrupt

Absolutely amazing. Even tragic. The Republicans railed against the proven failure that is Obamacare for years and voted at least half a dozen times to repeal it. It was the most important issue of the entire 2016 election. Then the GOP gained control – House, Senate, Presidency – and what happened? So far, nothing. There … Continue reading Obamacare repeal failed because Republicans are intellectually bankrupt

Health Costs Are Rising Because of Price Controls

When discussing government involvement in the health sector, I usually focus on the budgetary implications. Which makes sense since I’m a fiscal wonk and programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare are diverting ever-larger amounts of money from the economy’s productive sector. I also look at the tax side of the fiscal equation and complain … Continue reading Health Costs Are Rising Because of Price Controls

Ranked 1 to 230: How much is your college making, or losing, on athletics?

USA Today is out with its annual report on college athletics' richest, and poorest, programs, compiling data on each of the 230 government-run schools in the NCAA's Division I, ranking them by revenues, expenses, and money allocated. #Yessir, Texas A&M was the runaway leader for nation's most successful college athletics program in terms of total … Continue reading Ranked 1 to 230: How much is your college making, or losing, on athletics?