Republican lawmakers have played down the significance of hitting the debt limit, saying the U.S. can avoid default by putting aside funds to pay bond holders. Economists affiliated with the party aren’t so sanguine.
The new health-care law is a threat to the health of small businesses. Its heavy dosage of mandates and penalties will be a financial burden, and the law is riddled with hidden barriers to stronger job growth.
Although Warren Buffett may be a stellar investor, his entry into the world of federal tax policy has brought forth nothing but bad ideas based on flawed information and misleading demagoguery. Let’s review the record.
Fees that health insurers will be required to pay the U.S. government starting in 2014 will give nonprofits such as Kaiser Permanente a market advantage over corporate competitors, said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Lanhee Chen, policy director for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and former Representative Vin Weber of Minnesota participate in a panel discussion about fiscal policy.¶ Bloomberg's Peter Cook moderates the event sponsored by Bloomberg LP and Peterson G. Peterson Foundation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Source: Bloomberg)