Main St. Agenda

  • Big Business: Lapdog of the Left

    As the battle over the Ex-Im Bank shows, conservative populism wants to limit government and keep it from favoring big business, while liberal populism wants to expand government and let it both command and feed big business.

    Real Clear Politics, July 23, 2014
  • GOP Should Stop Avoiding Payroll Tax Reform

    Entitlement programs rely on people having children even as they disincentive their having children—and a payroll tax cut for parents might be a better way to address this than an increased child tax credit, as the former would lower parents’ marginal rates and thus encourage growth.

    e21, July 9, 2014
  • With Corporate Welfare, There’s No ‘Trickle Down’

    By giving companies perverse incentives to court government favors rather than compete for customers’ business, cronyism doesn’t cause economic growth or create jobs—it does the opposite.

    Real Clear Markets, July 7, 2014
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    The Crony Capital

    By taking a firm stand against corporate welfare and bailouts, conservatives can prove they are the real advocates of everyday Americans.

    The Weekly Standard, June 23, 2014
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    The President’s Coming to Town on Your Dime

    President Obama’s frequent junkets to attend partisan fundraisers at extravagant taxpayer expense call out for the branch that controls the purse to rein in such lavish travel.

    Zócalo Public Square, June 14, 2014