America / Culture / Politics

DNC 2012: The “Things You Shouldn’t Say Out Loud” Department

Watching the Democratic National Convention, I’ve been struck by one overarching thought: whatever you believe about the issues discussed, many of them are not things that should be said out loud, at least if you’re trying to attract votes. It’s obvious that the Democratic Party has taken this opportunity to speak to their base.  The … Continue reading

Economy / Fiscal policy / Healthcare / Politics / Tax

The Ryan budget vs. the Obama budget

By Will Portman Winston Churchill once said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing… after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cited the late British Prime Minister’s famous quote this week as he unveiled The Path to Prosperity, his budget for fiscal year 2013, arguing … Continue reading

Economy

House Republicans challenge executive on budget trickery

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) led the charge today in confronting the President’s budget director on the real numbers behind the announced $4 trillion deficit reduction in the budget released on Monday. During the House Budget Committee hearing, Republicans grilled Acting White House Budget Director Jeffrey Zients on the difference between what the … Continue reading