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WSJ-Biden’s IRS Chases Chump Change

The amount of improper pandemic payments dwarfs what its new agents stand to recoup for taxpayers. By Phil Gramm and Jodey Arrington Aug. 10, 2023 5:37 pm ET Criminals stole at least $1 trillion from taxpayers during the pandemic. To date the Biden administration has offered only lip service and modest...
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WSJ-How Congress Can Stop Biden’s Regulatory Onslaught

If they stay united, House Republicans can use the power of the purse to restrain unilateral executive action. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon July 13, 2023 5:38 pm ET Before the rise of the regulatory state, America’s economic exceptionalism flowed from clear constitutional boundaries between the spheres of individual freedom and government...
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WSJ-The Real Stakes of the Debt-Ceiling Fight

Unrestrained spending would crowd out private economic activity and risk triggering a recession. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon May 21, 2023 5:04 pm ET House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last month mustered the votes for a bill to raise the debt ceiling, thanks in no part to his Democratic colleagues. His victory shifted the topography...
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WSJ-The ‘Gilded Age’ Myth, Then and Now

‘Robber barons’ of the 19th and 21st centuries enrich, not exploit, the poor and middle class. By Phil Gramm and Amity Shlaes May 7, 2023 4:29 pm ET Everything old is new again, and blaming the rich for America’s woes is no exception. The rise of progressivism before the turn of the 20th...
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WSJ-Biden Is Transformational, and Not in a Good Way

His regulatory barrage and failed Progressive-era policies imperil economic exceptionalism in the U.S. By Phil Gramm and Pat Toomey April 24, 2023 1:14 pm ET From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, from the Permian Basin to the Chicago Loop, an iron net of regulation has descended across the American economy. Churchill’s metaphor conveys...
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