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If There’s a Grand Bargain, Taxpayers Should Get a Tax Cut rather than a Tax Hike

If There’s a Grand Bargain, Taxpayers Should Get a Tax Cut rather than a Tax Hike

The Washington metropolitan area has become America’s wealthiest region because trillions of dollars are taken every year from the productive sector of the economy and then divvied up by the… Read more »

Ohio’s Cheerleader for Big Government, John “Barack” Kasich

Ohio’s Cheerleader for Big Government, John “Barack” Kasich

We have another candidate for our “Republican Hall of Shame.” The governor of Ohio, John Kasich, is embracing Obamacare. Moreover, not only does he want bad healthcare policy, but he’s… Read more »

For any Fiscal Policy Question, Spending Restraint Is the Answer

For any Fiscal Policy Question, Spending Restraint Is the Answer

Okay, I’ll admit the title of this post is an exaggeration. How to fix the mess at the IRS is a fiscal policy question, and that requires tax reform rather… Read more »

The Unrecognized Shutdown Victory

The Unrecognized Shutdown Victory

I recently gave five reasons why the shutdown fight was worthwhile and my number one reason was that it’s better to be on offense than defense. It seems I’m not… Read more »

The French Death Spiral

The French Death Spiral

There’s a tendency in public life to exaggerate the positive or negative implications of any particular policy. This is why I try to be careful not to overstate the potential… Read more »

Lung Cancer, Heroin, and Government Spending

Lung Cancer, Heroin, and Government Spending

If this blog was an episode of Jeopardy, the response to the title of this post would be “Name three things that Dan Mitchell doesn’t like.” But this blog isn’t… Read more »

The Perverse Economics of Obamacare: Earn Less, Get More

The Perverse Economics of Obamacare: Earn Less, Get More

Obamacare was put together by people who don’t understand economics. This is probably the understatement of the year since I could be referring to many features of the bad law…. Read more »

Five Important Takeaways from the Government Shutdown-Debt Limit Fight

Five Important Takeaways from the Government Shutdown-Debt Limit Fight

The wailing and hysteria in Washington is over. The politicians now have the authority to borrow more money and the bureaucrats are all back at work (rested and refreshed after… Read more »

Time to Get Rid of the National Park Service

Time to Get Rid of the National Park Service

President Obama thinks he can prevail in the government shutdown fight by deliberately making life as difficult as possible for the maximum number of ordinary Americans. We’ve seen this before…. Read more »

The “Third World Experience” of Obamacare

The “Third World Experience” of Obamacare

Back in 2009, before Obamacare, the United States had a healthcare system that was plagued by excessive government intervention, which led to a third-party-payer crisis and massive inefficiencies. Perversely, the… Read more »