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Editorial on Budgetary Rescission Proposal

April 06, 2018
Wisconsin State Journal

Last year, our leaders in Washington cut taxes. This year, they’re cranking up spending.

The result, for our children and grandchildren, will be more and more debt. . . . 

Blog Post

Sequestration Is a Bad Way to Make Budget Cuts

December 07, 2017
To reduce budget deficits, policymakers must make politically painful policy changes by raising taxes on constituents and/or reducing spending on services provided to them. Because different tax increases or spending cuts of the same magnitude do not always have the same impact, policymakers should aim to make informed decisions that target these policy changes rationally.