Power is a funny thing in Washington. It can certainly be argued that real power in Washington lies beneath the dome of the Capitol, or within the iron gates of the White House, or even in the chambers underneath the basketball hoops of the top floor of the Supreme Court building. But perhaps the most … Continue reading
Author Archives: Ben Hughes
Why the Wall Street Journal Is Wrong on Student Loans
About a week ago, I wrote about how the government recently made $50 billion off student loans, arguing that given the $1 trillion in debt held by students already, this large a profit was wrong. While I didn’t mention it in the article, the implication of my argument was that student interest rates should be … Continue reading
Like it or Not, House Republicans Need to Pass Immigration Reform
Think immigration reform is passing Congress anytime soon? Think again. While the Senate may approve the bill, immigration reform faces little chance of passage in the House. Republicans might say that the Senate bill is too loose on border control, or they might object to amnesty. But the real reason immigration will fail is that … Continue reading
The Government is Making Money Off Students; Is that a Good Thing?
The last thing anyone expects the government to do is make money. Every day congressional lawmakers lament budget deficits, and the inability of the federal government to cover its spending with tax revenue is a perennial issue. But while Washington continues to struggle with the debt, there are a few government-affiliated organizations that are actually … Continue reading
Democrats Should be Careful When Embracing Affordable Care Act
After years of taking heat from Republicans on healthcare, Democratic strategists have suggested what was once the unthinkable – embracing the oft-spurned Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, in the 2014 election. Key provisions of the bill are set to be implemented in January 2014, and the ACA will almost certainly again play a … Continue reading
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