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Fiscal Snapshot of Ben Carson's Agenda: Big Cuts, but Several Unknowns

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

Dr. Ben Carson is a retired pediatric neurosurgeon running for the GOP nomination for president in the 2016 election. Running as a political "outsider", his numbers in the polls have surged since the first two televised debates, coming within just a few p
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Research 

How Much Could Be Saved By Slowing Medicaid's Growth to 3 Percent?

by Demian Brady / /

Ohio Governor John Kasich faced some controversy for the way he pushed through an expansion of Medicaid enrollment in the Buckeye State. Under the Affordable Care Act, states that expand Medicaid will receive a 100 percent match from the federal governmen
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Commentary 

John Kasich's Plan to Balance the Budget

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The Ohio Governor's Action Plan aims to balance the budget within eight years, but lacks specifics regarding the policies to get there.
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Pricing the Proposals in the Democratic Debate

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

On Tuesday night, CNN hosted the first of six scheduled debates between the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus was on frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the five-person field (all of whom have served in
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Throwback Thursday: Budget Edition

by Demian Brady / /

Remember this pledge from then-candidate Barack Obama from the 2008 debates? So we're going to have to make some investments, but we've also got to make spending cuts. And what I've proposed, you'll hear Senator McCain say, well, he's
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Balancing the Budget: What It Will Take

by Demian Brady / /

On average, spending is expected to grow by about 5 percent per year. To get the budget close to balance by 2025 without increasing the tax burden, lawmakers need to restrain the growth in spending to about 2.7 percent per year.
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How Resurrecting Ex-Im Could Impact Taxpayers

by Demian Brady / /

The Bank's backers argue that it is good for jobs and balances the global playing field because foreign governments provide similar export subsidies to their native companies. Opponents have singled it out as corporate welfare.
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Commentary 

OECD's Questionable Corporate Tax Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Taxpayers should be wary of OECD's multinational recommendations, which are inefficient and intrusive solutions to a problem that can be resolved through corporate tax reform here at home.
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News 

Deficits Getting Less Bad, But Trend Will Not Last

by Demian Brady / /

In FY 2015, the federal government spent $435 billion more than it collected in taxes and other revenues, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. On the positive side, the budget deficit is $48 billion smaller than it was in FY 2014, and is th
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Improper Payments: 124 Programs, $124 Billion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that 124 programs across 22 different agencies made $124.7 billion in improper payments in FY 2014. That's up from $105.8 billion in the year before, and represents what GAO calls a "p
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