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Entries by Andrew Fieldhouse from 06/2011

Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge Is the Height of Fiscal Irresponsibility

| Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

Grover Norquist likes to boast that 41 senators and a majority of representatives have signed his Taxpayer Protection Pledge. He has plenty of reason to gloat, but taxpayers should be livid.

Ten Years Later, the Bush Tax Cuts Remain Unfair, Ineffective, and Expensive

| Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

It's time to apply the lessons of the Bush-era tax cuts to public policy; the opportunity cost of the cuts simply remains too high, particularly if the social contract of the last 80 years is further breached in return for more tax cuts for the privileged.