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Just Because Rep Ryan Says It, Part 2

May 24th, 2011

I riffed on the first part of this phony claim by Rep Ryan the other day–“Our plan is to give seniors the power to deny business to inefficient providers”—promising to get to the second part–“…their plan [Affordable Care Act] is to give government the power to deny care to seniors”—later. So here goes on the… Read more

What Matt Said

May 23rd, 2011

Matt Yglesias raises an important point here about conservatives who can’t abide any increase in tax rates but will entertain raising more tax revenues through reductions of tax expenditures–that cool trillion or so we forgo in tax revenue each year through various favored activities in the tax code, like the mortgage interest deduction or the… Read more