Posts Tagged ‘deficit reduction’

Deficit Reduction and the Coming Inflation?


Thursday April 18th, 2013   •   Posted by Carl Close at 12:23pm PDT   •   2 Comments

Would a higher rate of inflation be a worthwhile tool for lowering the federal deficit? Some in Washington, DC, think so. In a blog post written last month, Doug Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), makes the case that greater inflation would raise revenue more than it would raise spending. Here’s an…
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Repeal of Obamacare Would Not Add to the Deficit


Saturday January 22nd, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 4:19pm PST   •   1 Comment

Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) officials Douglas Holtz-Eakin (Director), Joseph Antos (Assistant Director) and James Capretta (Associate Director) show in a new Wall Street Journal article, “Health Care Repeal Won’t Add to the Deficit,” that repealing Obamacare (“Affordable Care Act” or ACA) will not increase the federal deficit. In so doing, they refute the…
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