Tag Archives: budget deficit

Attacking Federal Worker Compensation

Conservatives think they have scored again in their ongoing attack on federal workers. Writing in the Wall Street Journal (see here for a reprint at AEI), Paul Kupiec points out that federal bank regulators earn higher compensation – gasp! – than employees of the … Continue reading

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More Insights From Wise Boy

So Wise Boy (aka Ezra Klein) is perplexed. You see, he noticed that Republicans support the idea of doing long-run estimates of the federal budget deficit, hope to secure the long border between the U.S. and Mexico, and believe that the government … Continue reading

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More Obfuscation From Ezra Klein

Wise Boy (aka Ezra Klein) is at it again:  destroying the meaning of words in the best Orwellian tradition in support of statism. Wise Boy is one of those liberals who confuses matters by calling government spending “investment” or “insurance.” And he loves to equate tax expenditure … Continue reading

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Raising The Medicare Eligibility Age Would Not Increase Costs

In Medicare discussions, the suggestion arises from time to time that we could reduce federal spending by raising the Medicare eligibility age, for example, from 65 to 67. The popular liberal response (see e.g., this Kaiser Family Foundation report) is that raising Medicare’s eligibility age actually … Continue reading

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Wise Boy Should Wise Up

According to the Wise Boy (aka Ezra Klein), the sequestration (automatic across-the-board spending cuts) proves that the U.S. government is “dumb.” Yeah, for Klein everything is dumb except more taxes and spending. He especially loves the high tax recommendations of the deficit reduction … Continue reading

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Orwellian Word Games

Ezra Klein is again making an Orwellian argument to mislead readers, this time about taxes and spending. It appears that Klein, other liberals, and even a few misguided Republicans have agreed to use another word for “taxes,” especially those taxes that relate to what has become known as tax expenditures. … Continue reading

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Still Attacking Federal Employees

Federal workers have been subject to a pay freeze for the last two years, but that’s apparently not good enough for Republicans in Congress, who now look to introduce legislation to prevent Obama’s plan to give employees a pay raise of, wait for … Continue reading

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