Trump team plans for infrastructure ‘task force’ to advance top spending priority

President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to create an infrastructure “task force” that will help carry out the ambitious federal spending program he intends to undertake upon taking office, according to several individuals briefed on his plans. Key members of Trump’s team — including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, senior counselor Stephen K. Bannon, senior adviser Stephen Miller and Gary Cohn, whom […]

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Super PAC spending takes over early states

A Republican advertising onslaught will hit the airwaves in Iowa and New Hampshire in the next two months, largely led by outside groups that already dominate political spending before next year’s election. About 70% of the candidate-focused ads reserved in December and January in the two states that lead off the Republican nomination battle come from super PACs or other candidate-aligned political groups that […]

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Paul Ryan Warns of a Showdown With White House Over Spending

New House Speaker Paul Ryan struck a confrontational stance with the Obama administration Tuesday, setting the stage for showdowns over domestic spending and national security matters as Congress works to wrap up business for the year. Mr. Ryan, speaking at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting, said a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown in December […]

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New Paul Ryan Budget Cuts Trillions in Spending, Faces Difficult Vote

The House GOP plan produces a budget surplus by 2024, but at steep costs House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Tuesday released his fiscal year 2015 budget, in which he cuts $5.1 trillion in spending, mostly from health care, to balance the budget by 2024. The budget would repeal ObamaCare, including the money-saving Independent Payment Advisory Board, cutting $1.2 […]

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Why Health Care Spending Will Explode Under ObamaCare: Evidence From Medicare

President Obama and the Democrats repeatedly claimed that getting every American insured would lower health care spending.  However, every indication is that health care spending will explode. To see why look at Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Amy Finkelstein’s groundbreaking 2005 work on the introduction of Medicare. The Medicare program provides a good case study because a large number of […]

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