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Clarifying Non-Group Healthcare Insurance Market Reform

In a Maine Voices op-ed published last Saturday I outlined my "let the federal government fund it, and the free market run it" non-group healthcare insurance market reform framework, building upon the initial outline posted here in mid-April. But after reflecting on the op-ed myself, as well as digesting third-party feedback, some clarification is in ...

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Bernie Sanders is a Liar

Bernie Sanders has many problems - chief among them the 1985 support of Cuba's Fidel Castro-led economic holocaust. But the following video is just a beautiful representation of the insanity of Never Trumpers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j99VlHNWYwo&feature=youtu.be In a flat out lie, Sanders claims Trump's "Muslim ban" was appropriately struck down by the courts. This is just absurd; ...

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President Trump on a Cliff’s Edge

To date I have framed the Trump presidency as: Chaos at the top, high-powered policy below. Until the policy agenda advanced, I have cited the team Trump has put into place - Mattis, Tillerson, Cohn, Ross, and eventually McMaster - as primary evidence of the latter. And with regard to the former, I am personally ...

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Warren Buffett on Renewable Energy

At this morning's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Warren Buffett said the following in response to a question about tax credit policy (paraphrasing): The government has made it a policy to shift the country toward renewable energy generation. Because the free market cannot support that shift on its own, tax credits are critical to support the ...

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The Insourcing Strategy

As noted on these pages, after the House Freedom Caucus served the White House an embarrassing defeat on AHCA 1.0 the Administration pivoted from policy construction outsourcing to insourcing. This pivot became apparent via Press reports indicating the Trump Democrats were taking over tax reform construction.  Now, according to Axios, it appears the Administration has ...

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AHCA Now in Senate Republicans’ (Fragile?) Hands

With the American Healthcare Reform Act finally out of the House, the political momentum ball is now firmly in the hands of Senate Republicans. Can they handle it? Or more specifically, are Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as brainless as the House Freedom Caucus? Whether by design or accident, the Trump Democrats have put "big ...

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China Validates Trump Tax Reform

According to an article in yesterday's WSJ, China is worried that US tax reform could "...trigger a 'tax war' if countries start competing to offer the lowest rates." The article goes on to say: "Chinese auto glassmaker Fuyao Glass Industry Group recently crystallized the concerns of some businesses and officials. In an interview late last ...

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