House Republicans: Bring Back Simpson-Bowles

    Perhaps the House Republicans need to consider reviving the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles package as their Republican bargaining strategy. Though the package isn’t perfect – Republicans cringe at the tax increases while Democrats despise the spending cuts – in many ways, it certainly is more reasonable than the offer currently on the table (a true “balanced approach”). The virtues of Simpson-Bowles right now are that it includes | Read More »

    The Budgetmania Begins

    Late last night, the House began voting on the substitute budget amendments to the Ryan budget.  Here is a quick rundown. Simpson-Bowles Every single Republican in Washington is committed to doing everything in his or her power to terminate Obamacare, right?  Wrong! Last night, 16 Republicans from the ‘pale-pastel caucus’ voted for the Simpson-Bowles budget alternative in the form of the Cooper-LaTourette amendment.  This budget | Read More »

    The Budgetmania Begins

    Late last night, the House began voting on the substitute budget amendments to the Ryan budget.  Here is a quick rundown. Simpson-Bowles Every single Republican in Washington is committed to doing everything in his or her power to terminate Obamacare, right?  Wrong! Last night, 16 Republicans from the ‘pale-pastel caucus’ voted for the Simpson-Bowles budget alternative in the form of the Cooper-LaTourette amendment.  This budget | Read More »