Articles by Veronique de Rugy
Slay This Tax 'Monster'
Saturday, April 2, 2011
- A soak-the-rich measure is badly in need of reform.
Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
- If lawmakers are going to vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling, they should do it only in exchange for a change in the country’s direction.
Two Cheers for Rivlin-Ryan
Thursday, January 6, 2011
- How a modest plan shows progress in Washington is possible.
A Con Job on Jobs
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
- I was no fan of President Bush’s economic policies. But President Obama’s take on Bush-era job creation compared to his own is wide of the mark.
Taxes and Presidential Math
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
- Let’s compare the size of the tax cuts to the total amount of spending over the next ten years and see how ‘drastically’ it would expand the deficit.
When Debt Flies Off the Charts
Thursday, July 15, 2010
- Under one realistic future scenario, the nation’s debt becomes so large that Congressional Budget Office models break down.
It Depends on What the Definition of ‘Austerity’ Is
Thursday, July 1, 2010
- Paul Krugman says we are in a 'new era of austerity.' When will government spending be enough?
Athens on the Potomac
Friday, June 4, 2010
- Paul Krugman is right: America isn’t Greece. That doesn’t mean we aren’t in worrisome shape. And by one measure, we are in worse shape than Greece.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
- When we properly account for Social Security, our national deficit proves worse.
America's Precarious Net Position
Thursday, April 1, 2010
- Our financial future is darker than generally expressed through deficit numbers—way darker.
Mediscare: Our Government-Administered Insurance Looks into the Abyss
Thursday, March 18, 2010
- Just how bad is Medicare’s future? Ask its Trustees.
What Unsustainable Looks Like
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
- President Obama’s freeze of the non-defense, non-homeland security side of the budget will do nothing to get us on the path of fiscal responsibility. Here’s ...
The Limits of Blaming Bush
Saturday, February 6, 2010
- In his latest budget request, President Obama added roughly $1.6 trillion in spending over the next ten years on top of what he requested last year. Can ...
President Obama’s Binge Diet
Thursday, January 28, 2010
- The proposed budget freeze is akin to skipping dessert after binging at an all-you-can-eat buffet, and still hoping to lose weight.
So How Is the Stimulus Working Out? Part II
Saturday, January 23, 2010
- If not for the mass exit of workers from the labor force, unemployment numbers would look even worse.
The High Cost of No Price
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
- A simple chart will help you understand why healthcare spending has gone out of control.
Why Reform Will Cost Taxpayers More, Much More
Saturday, December 26, 2009
- Let’s look at some of our recent cost overruns in government-driven medical spending.
The Jobs Picture Crashes Into Debt Realities
Friday, December 4, 2009
- If President Obama is serious about the economy, he should start by tackling the debt and its cost before he thinks of adding yet more money to the deficit for ...
State of the Stimulus
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
- One reason unemployment continues to rise may be that stimulus funds did not target high-unemployment states.
A Peek Inside the Deficit
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- Yes, the recession led to a shortfall in tax revenue, but the deficit is mostly a product of enormous amounts of government spending.
So How Is the Stimulus Working Out?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
- As stimulus spending has increased, so has unemployment.
Making Bush Look Like a Piker
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
- The Bush-era deficits were bad. I know. I spent eight years complaining about them. How does President Obama stack up?
Is This What Deregulation Looks Like?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- It is hard to argue that deregulation of the financial services industry was rampant in Washington when the spending on finance and banking regulatory agencies ...