by | Feb 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget has been released. Generally, budget documents are more of a statement about priorities and aspirations than of anything else. This proposal is typical: It’s full of unrealistic assumptions, as well as “savings”…

by | Aug 29, 2019

It’s a fact that President Donald Trump has a remarkably large number of supporters among the voters and pundits who label themselves as “free market.” They usually say something like, “Sure, I don’t like his trade and immigration policies, but…

by | Aug 1, 2019

Bipartisanship, a rare commodity in 21st-century Washington, returned to the Capitol this past week. Democrats and Republicans came together to put Americans further into debt. The House of Representatives voted to suspend the debt ceiling until March of 2021. The…

by | Jul 26, 2019

This year, the deficit will end up being the fourth highest in U.S. history. It’s gigantic, and it will hit a little over $1 trillion by the end of the fiscal year. It’s also larger than previously projected. And it’s…

by | Feb 16, 2018

Donald Trump’s budget contains several reforms aimed to save consumers money on prescription drugs. The proposal, whatever its merits, comes at an opportune time. An article published on Wednesday in Health Affairs by researchers affiliated with the Centers for Medicare…

by | May 31, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump released his full budget request, outlining priorities for this year and the subsequent decade. He forecasts that by 2027, assuming a 3 percent GDP growth rate, the budget would be balanced and the debt in the hands…

by | May 26, 2017

I was honored to work in the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. I’ve been waiting for 30 years to say this, but finally we have a federal budget proposal that would make the Gipper proud. This…

by | May 2, 2017

Thursday–Malibu A visit from my fabulous manicurist, Maria. She drove all the way out here to cut my toenails. It’s a sad truth, but I am not so old and so fat and my eyesight is so poor that I…

by | Apr 24, 2017

We’re looking at a possible government shutdown next Saturday, and that’s got some conservatives nervous. They shouldn’t be. Admittedly, past government shutdowns — or threats of shutdowns — have worked against conservatives. With Trump, however, it would likely be a…

by | Mar 22, 2017

Globalists and Democrats shrieked last week, when President Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 perecent. The president dismisses the U.N. as a “waste of time and money.” That’s the least of it. U.S. taxpayers bankroll the…

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