GOP Slow Accepting Obamacare Is Here to Stay

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 9:57 am

Something remarkable happened yesterday. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) decided to endorse using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in his state. Though he did this only after getting the administration to provide a major concession regarding how the program would be run.


Previewing the Right’s Counter-Argument on the Medicaid Expansion

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 8:00 am

It’s not like conservative-state residents will hear only one set of data and logic relative to the Medicaid expansion debate. Republicans have their own economic analysts willing to make their own cases. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former head of the Congressional Budget Office, has made an early case at National Review.

A Matter Of Perspective

By: Friday February 3, 2012 6:01 pm

I guess it all depends on how you look at it…

Bush II chief economist and CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin attacking the millionaires tax:

Financial Crisis Commission Referred Criminal Securities Fraud Violations to Justice Department a Year Ago

By: Monday January 30, 2012 12:40 pm

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican commissioner on the FCIC who did not sign onto the final report, made some statement to the media about how the FCIC already investigated the areas of inquiry concerning the crash of the housing bubble and found no criminal wrongdoing. But the Chair of the FCIC, Phil Angelides points to the FCIC’s report noting there were criminal referrals, and that was a year ago.

Former Bush-Era CBO Director: Proposing Higher Taxes on the Wealthiest Unfair, “Pure Jealousy”

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 10:30 am

A couple weeks ago, Matt Yglesias made the astute observation that since conservatives can no longer argue that low tax rates on the rich produce widespread prosperity, they’ve had to switch gears and claim that progressive taxation itself is immoral. In other words, most of the American Century, which saw the greatest expansion of the middle class in world history, was a big exercise in immorality.

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