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Hat's Off To Ann

If there is anything a numbers person admires or appreciates, it is someone who does state budgets 7 years in a row.  Yours was a herculean task.  34 more words

Jack Markell

Another Way to View the Presidential Candidates

As regular readers of this blog well know, I constantly advocate for two major changes in government policy:

  • Speeding up economic growth, which has averaged an anemic 2.1% per year since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009.
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Jack Heidel

The House Budget vs the President’s Budget: Another Reason for a Balanced Budget Amendment

In January I had several posts advocating in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Briefly, the argument runs as follows:

  • Our public debt (on which we pay interest) is now at 74% of GDP, the highest it has been since the end of WWII.
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Jack Heidel

Solving America’s Most Basic Problems

My last two posts, here and here, argue that America’s two most critical problems are:

  • Speeding up economic growth in order to create more jobs and better paying jobs, especially for middle- and lower-income workers whose wages have been stagnant for the past 15 years.
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Jack Heidel

What We Need From the Candidates

   By Bob Shapiro

The US is 5 months into Fiscal Year 2016, and the 2016 Presidential nomination process is moving along quickly. It looks like we may know who the two Big Party candidates will be within just a few months. 654 more words

GDP & Employment

"A Marco Rubio Administration During A Recession? Depressing": A Rudderless Economy Drifting Onto The Rocks

Since the seventh anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – the “stimulus” – was this week, it was a good time to ask, … 633 more words

GOP Presidential Candidates

The Flawed Balanced Budget Amendment

The Flawed Balanced Budget Amendment
by JBS President Emeritus John F. McManus

Texas Governor Greg Abbott favors creation of a Constitutional Convention in order ”to fix the cracks in our broken Constitution.” He is not alone in wanting such a gathering. 767 more words

John Birch Society