Topic: Donald Marron
The firm got $537 million from the Obama administration to further goals of energy independence, a cleaner environment, and domestic jobs. What went wrong?
10/12/2011 11:51 am
Congress made a deal to avoid an FAA shutdown. The next deadlines involving spending and government debt will be harder.
09/22/2011 11:41 am
It's time for new breakthrough thinking on US budget woes from leaders who can adapt to new conditions and not fight to preserve the status quo.
08/17/2011 02:32 pm
The debt limit debate allows politicians to grandstand on fiscal responsibility. But the debt limit doesn't control how much America borrows. Congress does.
07/18/2011 10:17 am
The US is the only major economy where leaders talk openly about the potential of default. It's dangerous because financial markets would punish the US with high interest rates if traders believed the US would default.
06/23/2011 12:56 pm
Sen. Tom Coburn's bid to end tax subsidies for ethanol failed. But the measure got 34 GOP votes, suggesting that many Republicans are open to eliminating tax breaks to trim the deficit.
06/14/2011 09:58 pm
Many tax breaks are government spending by another name. But tax breaks don't get the scrutiny that direct spending does.
05/24/2011 11:46 am
US military action in Libya has led to new concerns about defense spending in Washington. It's time for Congress to make cuts.
04/12/2011 10:20 am
To reduce the deficit, politicians need to start being more frank in their discussions
04/02/2011 01:10 pm
Whatever system replaces Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will need government participation. Please keep it small.
03/14/2011 04:36 pm
Tax reform efforts would probably start with corporate taxes, because Republicans and Democrats both have reason to fix them.
02/17/2011 04:04 pm
To reduce the deficit, tax subsidies should be thought of as spending.
02/03/2011 05:18 pm
The Bipartisan Policy Commission has released a tax reform plan that slashes spending and reinvents tax policy: starting with a year-long payroll tax holiday.
11/23/2010 09:04 am
The best course may be for Congress to extend low- and middle-class provisions of the Bush tax cuts for a year or two, and use that time to design a serious tax reform.
07/16/2010 03:16 pm
While US and Greek economies differ significantly, there are lessons to be learned from the European country's debt crisis. Specifically, that markets are not always rational.
05/19/2010 12:46 pm