11 shocking, true facts about Simpson-Bowles

Ezra Klein The Washington Post 12/4/2012

An important fact to keep in mind in the coming days: “The Bowles plan” that Speaker John Boehner endorsed is not the same as “the Simpson-Bowles plan.” Indeed, it’s not even the plan supported by its apparent namesake, Erskine Bowles, who insists that he was simply sketching out the […]

Peter Schiff: The real fiscal cliff

Low interest rates will rise

Peter Schiff The Washington Times 9/3/2012

As we head toward the end of the year, the media’s fixation with the congressionally imposed “fiscal cliff” will reach a fever pitch and no doubt become a major factor in the presidential campaign. The danger is supposed to arise from the simultaneous implementation […]

Tim Pawlenty?

A Big-Government Running Mate for McCain?

Michael D. Tanner Cato at Liberty 6/24/2008

The Washington rumor mill has Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as the leading candidate to be John McCain’s running mate. If so, that would be a clear slap in the face to small-government conservatives.

Pawlenty, who reportedly coined the term “Sam’s Club conservative” […]

Ax may fall on tax break for mortgages

Walter Alarkon The Hill 6/8/2010

The popular tax break for mortgage interest, once considered untouchable, is falling under the scrutiny of policymakers and economic experts seeking ways to close huge deficits.

Although Congress last year rejected the White House’s proposed cut to the amount wealthier taxpayers can deduct for home mortgage interest payments, the administration […]