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Douglas Holtz Eakin

Republicans Are Running for Congress on Their 'Jobs Plan.' Slight Problem: It Won't Create Any Jobs.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

On wages, their rejection of even the concept of a minimum wage shows that Republicans don't care if employers engage in a race to the bottom. Five bucks an hour isn't good enough for you? They'll just find someone else. I thought we'd settled that question during the Great Depression.

Here Are the Jobs!

D. R. Tucker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Far from killing jobs, this policy would create jobs and protect lives. When House Speaker John Boehner asks, "Where are the jobs?", advocates of market-based emissions-reduction policies can point to this study and say, "Right here!"

Why Citizenship Matters: Getting to the Bottom Line

Manuel Pastor | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

The denial of a path to citizenship is an insult to these people. It's a denial of their struggles, of their aspirations, and of their desires to be American. And they, and their friends, relatives, and allies, will accept nothing less than a full path (no matter how challenging) to citizenship.

WATCH: Alex Wagner Clashes With Republican Economist Over Budget

Posted 03.20.2013 | Media

Alex Wagner and guest Douglas Holtz-Eakin had a testy conversation about the budget on Wagner's show on Tuesday. Holtz-Eakin, the former director ...

Getting Sick and Getting Purged

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

On Friday I was one of three witnesses to testify before a House committee hearing on whether the cost of health insurance will be higher or lower for people who cannot obtain it through their employer when important provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in a few months.

Jon Ward

Shift To Obama vs. Romney Marks End (Maybe) To Silly Season | Jon Ward | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The news Thursday was dominated by Democratic accusations that the Republican National Committee chairman compared women to caterpillars...

Amanda Terkel

Member Of John Boehner's 'Kitchen Cabinet' Of Economists Supports Afghan Withdrawal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress looks at all sorts of discretionary non-defense projects to cut to reduce the deficit, a core member of House Speaker John B...

The G.O.P.'s Fiscally-Conservative Frauds

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Repealing the new national health care reform law will explode the national deficit by $230 billion by 2021. Tea Partiers must be pretty sore at these charlatans of fiscal conservatism.

Republican "Fifth Column" Strikes Financial Commission. Are YOU Next?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A sleeper cell of four Republicans struck the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission this week, escalating what had previously been a campaign of covert obstruction into an overt act of sabotage.

Fed's $900 Billion Program Gets Slammed Conservatives, Investors

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Adding their voices to the chorus of criticism of the Federal Reserve, a group of academics, analysts, GOP strategists, hedge fund managers and publis...

Shahien Nasiripour

Megabanks Will Shrink, Bernanke Tells Financial Crisis Commission, Yet Doubts Over Too Big To Fail Remain | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.02.2010 | Business

In one of his most definitive statements on the subject to date, the nation's central banker said Thursday that he expects some of the nation's megaba...

How Victorianism Pervades Our Economic Debates

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Weiler

Public discussion about appropriate taxing and spending priorities have become warped by an insidious, if often implicit, moralism.

Sam Stein

McCain's Top Campaign Adviser: Record Deficits Would Have Happened Under McCain, Too | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top economic adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign acknowledged on Monday that the U.S. would be running a historic deficit this year eve...

Sam Stein

McCain Economist: GOP Will Lose Without Alternative Health Care Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign's senior economist said on Monday that the Republican Party will lose the health care debate unless it presents one, comprehensive...

Jason Linkins

John McCain Was For Actual Internet Freedom Before He Was For Fake "Internet Freedom" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, John McCain wants the internet to be a terrifying user experience for everybody, and is pimping the ironically named, net neutrality-killing "Inte...

Sam Stein

McCain Adviser: Obama Burdened By Campaign Pledge On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An ongoing lobby effort to get the White House to fund health care reform by ending the tax breaks for employers who provide coverage to their workers...

Jason Linkins

Former McCain Adviser Calls For Bank Nationalization | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Matt Yglesias, it would seem that Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who advised John McCain on economic matters, has come out in favor of bank nationalization....

McCain Adviser A No Show At Tech Debate

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today from 12:30-1:45 p.m., the New America Foundation and Wired magazine were scheduled to host an event on tech policy with top McCain adviser Dougl...

McCain Campaign: Our Health Plan Doesn't Work

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

According to McCain's senior economic policy adviser, McCain's health care plan won't destroy the employer-based insurance system because the plan doesn't work.

Jason Linkins

McCain Camp Blames Obama For Bailout Failure (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a video of MSNBC's David Shuster -- whose over-arching disbelief in the John McCain camp version of events seems to be firming up as the mainst...

Jed Lewison

Losing It: McCain Camp Goes Ballistic, Blames Obama For Crash | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moments after the Dow Jones largest single-day point drop ever, the McCain campaign went on the warpath, blaming Barack Obama for the crash of the bai...

McCain Actually Blocked Creation Of Blackberry

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To those who express doubts about his economic acumen, John McCain has a simple answer: "I was chairman of the Commerce Committee, which oversights al...

McCain Invented Blackberry? Adviser Says He Helped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — Move over, Al Gore. You may lay claim to the Internet, but John McCain helped create the BlackBerry. At least that's the contention of ...

McCain Top Economic Adviser: He Will Raise Taxes

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and current chief McCain economic advisor, is an honest man--which means he'...

Sam Stein

McCain Surrogate Cantor Inadvertently Derided On McCain Conference Call | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was no shortage of villains during a McCain campaign conference call on energy policy Monday morning. Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, President Bush...