Fiscal Policy

House Dems Like Earmark Reform. Senate Dems? Not so much…

By Marc Comtois | January 12, 2007 |

Ah yes, see how much has changed! Looks like the House Democrats earmark reform bill is being supported by most Senate Republicans and a few Democrats….but the heartiest opposition is being put up by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (via Glenn Reynolds). TPM Muckraker has one report and Andy Roth at the Club For Growth…

The New Congress Encourages Automatic Tax Increases to Pay for Unlimited Spending Increases

By Carroll Andrew Morse | January 9, 2007 |

The new Democratic-led Congress has passed so-called pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules that require new spending or new tax-cut legislation to be approved by a 3/5 majority, if the Federal budget deficit is projected to increase because of it. Pay-as-you-go, however, is a misnomer. The Federal budget will continue to increase on autopilot under the House’s version…

Following-Up the Projo’s Debate Follow-Up on Taxing and Spending

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 14, 2006 |

There are a few gaps that need to be filled in Mark Arsenault‘s Republican Senate debate follow-up article appearing in today’s Projo. The article contrasts the positions of Senator Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Steve Laffey on the issues of taxes and spending. 1. Though Arsenault’s description of the PAYGO rule supported by Senator Chafee regarding…