Author: BooMan

When Populism Means Corporate Tax Cuts

Here’s is something worth pondering for a few minutes: On Tuesday, [Freedom] caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he would not vote for a final tax bill if the corporate rate rises above 20 percent. That is the rate…

Will Obamacare Ever Be Safe?

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah held a hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill yesterday despite declaring “Everybody knows that’s going to fail.” So, why did he bother? Here’s about 95% of the explanation. Senate Majority Whip…

The Danger to Obamacare is Real

In this case, the Democrats are correct. The reason that House Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House are loudly signaling that they have no interest in pursuing the bipartisan negotiations between Senate HELP Committee leaders Lamar Alexander and Patty…

Mapping the Effort to Do Tax Reform

Even a good faith bipartisan tax reform effort would run into the problem that federal taxation policy has an impact on state and local tax policy, and making changes in deductions will hurt some states while benefitting others. The home…

It’s Not a Decision if You Have No Choice

Let’s take a look at this nonsense that the New York Times published today: WASHINGTON — Bipartisanship can be disorienting. That’s why Washington has seemed so perplexed over the past 10 days. An unexpected outbreak of cooperation between President Trump…