Tag Archive: deficit


Blind(er) Faith in the Government

Alan Blinder was at it again in Monday’s WSJ, as he warned against a 2013 fiscal cliff.  One wonders if he is not too blind to tell the difference between a cliff and a mountain.  The cliff Professor Blinder worries about involves programmed tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January 2013.  …

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Payroll Tax: Holiday from Responsibility

Is the US economy over-taxed?  Federal tax revenues as a percentage of GDP are at their lowest point in forty years.  That would be news for the economy to cheer if it were accompanied by the lowest level of government spending in forty years and fast economic growth, which of course it isn’t.  The same …

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