bruce Bartlett

It shouldn't require years of new research to make the obvious point that economic inequality is bad for democracy. Why? Because concentrated wealth translates into political power in ways that any seventh grade civics student can easily grasp (if civics were still taught). Rich people and...
The best way for Congress to tackle the budget deficit is to do nothing for the next year. That's because, under current law, the Bush tax cuts will expire at the end of 2012 and a range of spending cuts will take effect. As well, tax cuts enacted under President Obama will also expire or be...
Do Republicans in Congress care about creating jobs -- which polls say is the number one issue for voters -- or about ideological purity? The ongoing debate on Capitol Hill over President Obama’s $447 billion jobs package offers a crystal clear answer to that question. Just look at what is...
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