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TRUMP TAX CUTS

Paul Ryan to Go Out in a Blaze of Randian Glory

The Speaker plans one more attack on the lazy takers before he retires or is purged. Politico has a detailed report on Paul Ryan’s plans, which involve probable retirement at the end of the congressional term, unless the House Freedom Caucus manages to purge him first. (An aide, asked about retirement, offersa …

Why Trump Will Insist His Tax Cuts ‘Worked,’ No Matter What

The Republican budget model is: heads they win, tails you lose. Congressional Republicans have spent years dismissing official budget calculations of their tax cuts because the calculations failed to incorporate “dynamic scoring,” which would find all kinds of wondrous growth effects. Accordingly, they directed budget scorekeepers to undertake “dynamic scoring” …