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Dan Mitchell: Last week, I explained that “supply siders” need to be ardent advocates of spending restraint. After all, there is no chance of good tax policy in the future if the burden of federal spending continues to expand!

— — Republican Warfare, Part IV: Will the GOP Get Serious about Spending? Last week, I explained that “supply siders” need to be ardent advocates of spending restraint. After all, there is no chance of good tax policy in the future if the burden of federal spending continues to expand. I also wrote about “national […]

Dan Mitchell: At the start of 2021, shortly before Biden was inaugurated, I expressed hope that he would reverse Trump’s self-destructive protectionism….

– Biden’s Very Bad Trumpian Trade Policy At the start of 2021, shortly before Biden was inaugurated, I expressed hope that he would reverse Trump’s self-destructive protectionism. Alas, I’ve been disappointed. On trade issues, Biden has been just about as badas his predecessor, (he’s also been as bad as Trumpwith regards to spending, but that’s […]

Dan Mitchell noted that excessive government spending is responsible for about 97 percent of America’s fiscal deterioration in the 21st century!

— — Augmenting the Case for Spending Restraint I explained last week that excessive government spending is responsible for about 97 percent of America’s fiscal deterioration in the 21st century. I followed that column with two post-election pieces that explained how huge tax increases will be inevitable if there is no effort to deal with […]

Dan Mitchell: Republican Warfare, Part III: National Conservatism and Massive Tax Increases

– — Republican Warfare, Part III: National Conservatism and Massive Tax Increases In yesterday’s column, I explained Republicans are not credible advocates of lower tax rates if they don’t also push for spending restraint. And, as I explained to the Adam Smith Institute, they will be de facto advocates of higher taxes if they embrace the […]

Dan Mitchell: Republican Warfare, Part II: Supply-Side Economics and Government Spending

– Republican Warfare, Part II: Supply-Side Economics and Government Spending As part of a recent discussion at the Adam Smith Institute in London, I explained why advocates of sensible taxation in the U.S. and U.K. need to be serious about controlling government spending. At the risk of stating the obvious, it will be almost impossible […]

Dan Mitchell article GUN CONTROL HUMOR

— Gun Control Humor I only have two columns this year about gun control humor and it’s already November, so it’s time to pick up the pace. Our first item today is from the Onion and my leftist friends will appreciate the jab at Texas. Way back in 2009, I shared some humor about math education in government schools. Here’s math education for […]

Dan Mitchell: Republican Warfare, Part I: The Trump Problem

——   – Republican Warfare, Part I: The Trump Problem   I’ve never been a fan of Donald Trump, though my criticism has always focused on his support for bad policies such as wasteful spending, foolish protectionism, and corrupt cronyism. Today I’m going to change hats and pretend to be a political pundit so I […]

Dan Mitchell: The Six Most Important Ballot Initiatives of 2022

———— The Six Most Important Ballot Initiatives of 2022   Most election watchers are focused on whether Republicans will take control of the House and/or the Senate in today’s midterm election in the United States. That’s an interesting topic, and I’ll close today’s column with my predictions, but I’m going to continue my long-standing tradition […]

Dan Mitchell article IS BIDEN A SOCIALIST? (Plus my November 24, 2020 letter to Former President Obama about the weaknesses of COMMUNISM!!)

— (Plus below in this post is my November 24, 2020 letter to Former President Obama about the weaknesses of COMMUNISM!!) Is Biden a Socialist? As explained in my three-part series (here, here, and here), socialism is a poisonous ideology. With poisonous results. It is morally corrupt, elevating government over the individual and the family. And it is economically nonsensical since it […]

Dan Mitchell: I don’t spend much time worrying about why the United States has a big budget deficit. I’m much more concerned about the fact that the federal government is too big and that it is spending too much.

– America’s Fiscal Problem Is Excessive Government Spending I don’t spend much time worrying about why the United States has a big budget deficit. I’m much more concerned about the fact that the federal government is too big and that it is spending too much. Moreover, there’s plenty of evidence that we can quickly get […]