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Should the GOP break the anti-tax pledge?

By Ken Feltman   Writing about people I know is never easy and, in effect, that is what Politico is asking when they ask me to write about whether Republicans should break their anti-tax pledge. Grover Norquist has had an enormous impact … Continue reading

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BLAMING OBAMACARE ON CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL – Part 2

By Anthony Hawks The decision in McCulloch v. Maryland was handed down on March 6, 1819, and it did not take long for Marshall’s critics to mount a newspaper campaign denouncing the decision, particularly what they viewed as Marshall’s erroneously … Continue reading

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WHAT A REAL SWORD OF DAMOCLES WOULD LOOK LIKE

By Anthony W. Hawks Why did the deficit reduction super-committee fail? For the same reason that the “Byrd Amendments” mandating a balanced budget failed in 1978, 1980, and 1982. For the same reason that the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law and its sequestration … Continue reading

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DOG CHASES CAR. DOG CATCHES CAR. WHAT NEXT?

By Anthony W. Hawks One of the bones thrown to Republicans in the recent debt ceiling deal was the promise of a floor vote on some type of balanced budget amendment (BBA) prior to December 31, 2011. The first such … Continue reading

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THE NEXT DEBT CEILING AND BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT DEBATES: DOING THEM RIGHT. MAKING IT REAL – Part 4 (The Elephant in the Room)

By Anthony W. Hawks, Esq. The debt ceiling is only a “ceiling” until Congress raises it. The Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) only “requires” a balanced budget until Congress waives it. The elephant in the room is the fear of what … Continue reading

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