Five Big Opportunities on the Economy Obama Missed

By: Monday September 24, 2012 9:32 am

One of the most frustrating things about having a two-party dominated political system, especially in the heat of an election, is that many important points get ignored if they don’t fit the partisan paradigm. One of the best examples is the impoverished debate about Obama’s record on the economy. The only arguments most people hear [...]

Issues With State Control of Medicaid Are Not Going Away

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 12:27 pm

Currently several Republican governors are threatening not to take part in the Medicaid expansion, which has become an optional part of the Affordable Care Act. Even if you share the optimism of people like Peter Orzag, who claims all states will eventual adopt the expansion because federal funding will end up being too good of [...]

There Are Sound Economic Reasons to Federalize Medicaid

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 9:02 am

With the Supreme Court ruling that states have the option to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and several Republican governor already saying they will opt-out, now is a good time to push for fully federalizing the program. Obviously, perpetuating the political fight with Red States, when the result could cost millions of [...]

With Economic Pessimism Rising, Americans Move Towards Keynesianism

By: Friday August 26, 2011 8:23 am

As more signs indicate the economy has stalled and unemployment is likely to remain way too high for years to come, the American people are moving towards prioritizing spending to create jobs over deficit reduction. From the latest Pew poll: Americans are now evenly divided over whether the federal government should prioritize spending to help [...]

Obama Delivers Mixed Messages on Deficits and Spending with Worse than Mixed Results

By: Monday December 6, 2010 10:59 am

After months of actively signaling weakness on extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich, President Obama is about to reach a “compromise.” According to reports, it sounds like the compromise with be a temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts for all, a year-long extension of unemployment insurance, and an extension of some of [...]