Political Illusions

Political Illusions: Tyler Cowen writes a column that is both good and bad. It is good for what it says: it debunks fiscal illusions. It is bad for what it does not say, and for what it does not say it tends to deepen our political illusions. You see, for some reason Tyler Cowen does …

Yes, You Have to Pay for Tax Cuts

Democrats should not rise to the bait of “fiscal conservatives” | Jeff Frankels Weblog | Views on the Economy and the World: “The problem is that a heavy majority of the supposed fiscally conservative congressmen, although passionate about cutting government spending in the abstract, are in truth no better able to find specific dollars of …

What Will a Republican Majority Do Next?

What Will a Republican Majority Do Next?: “The current Republican Party lacks a similar basic, manageable agenda. It’s all or nothing. And the GOP no longer seems to have the capacity to get policy plans developed into legislation that is written, negotiated, and signed into law. The GOP has made a political choice to cut …

Comparing Democratic and Republican tax plans

Comparing Democratic and Republican tax plans: SOURCE: Joint Committee on Taxation (Via The Washington Post.) Reason #4080 to vote against the GOP: rational economic self-interest.