Category Archives: economy

Millions More Uninsured Could Impact Health Of Those With Insurance, Too

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Julie Rovner July 14, 2017 Neonatal intensive care, trauma care or burn care are among the services that could be hard to access in communities with high uninsured rates. Much has … Continue reading

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The Populist Surge – Analysis from Across the Pond

  On June 27th, Martin Wolf in the Financial Times writes: Why has the appeal of populist ideas grown in western countries? Is this a temporary phenomenon? In the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the collapse … Continue reading

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What the Federal Government is Telling States: Statements from the President’s 2018 Budget Proposal

By John Hicks posted 14 days ago The President’s fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress includes many elements that shift more responsibility to state and local governments or modify some longstanding fiscal federalism practices through funding eliminations or major … Continue reading

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The Brownback Tax Cut Experiment Ends in Kansas

Howard Gleckman June 7, 2017 Just as President Trump is ramping up his push for a major tax cut that he believes will pay for itself through faster economic growth, the Kansas template for that approach has crashed and burned. … Continue reading

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The Potemkin Policies of Donald Trump

Published in The Atlantic DEREK THOMPSON JUN 7, 2017 The simplest summary of White House economic policy to date is four words long: There is no policy. John Sommers II / Reuters DEREK THOMPSON JUN 7, 2017 BUSINESS Share Tweet … Continue reading

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Trump’s Budget from Hell

This is a budget from hell.  Increases for defense and the wall that will ultimately raise the total expenditures, despite the ill-advised cuts.  So, Mr. Zeldin, are you going to say something now, or tow the party line? Trump wants … Continue reading

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An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

By National Partnership for Women & Families APRIL 2017 The Working Families Flexibility Act sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both. The bill does not promote family friendly or flexible workplaces. Instead, … Continue reading

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