Economic Intelligence

February 2013


How to Make Democrats and Republicans Agree on a Sequester Deal

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Ryan Alexander is the president of Taxpayers for Common Sense.

As we look ahead to the sequestration set to take effect at the end of the month, we are already hearing the voices from all sides offering widely differing views on how to address our fiscal challenges—both the long-term challenge of ...

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economy
deficit and national debt
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Obama, Barack
Congress

Translating Obama's State of the Union and Rubio's Response

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Matthew Mitchell is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Economic jargon can be difficult to parse. Political speech—often by design—can be just as impenetrable. So, it stands to reason that when politicians are talking economics, it's easy to get lost. As a ...

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economy
Republican Party
Rubio, Marco
Democratic Party
Obama, Barack
tax exemptions