By Eric Peterson Business and politicians have long enjoyed an unspoken quid pro quo agreement. Support for bills that give subsides to big business are repaid with big contributions down the road. A prime case in point is the bloated 2014 Farm Bill, which overwhelmingly passed Congress recently, proving bipartisanship in Washington is alive and […]
By Christine Harbin Hanson Five years ago today, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Proponents claimed that injecting $787 billion of borrowed money into the economy would result in long-term job creation and economic growth. Five years later, the economy remains sluggish and the President’s wishful thinking has failed to […]
Americans for Prosperity sent a letter to Farm Bill conferees, encouraging them to include certain provisions in the conference report.
Congress should to take the time to consider free market reforms to food and farm programs, without being distracted by hitting the debt ceiling or starting the government back up.
Last Tuesday, President Obama unveiled his new housing plan to a cheering crowd in Phoenix, Arizona—one of the cities hit hardest by the housing crisis. To the surprise of free-market enthusiasts, President Obama called for the gradual shuttering of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, even declaring, “I believe our housing market should operate where there’s a limited government role and private lending should be the backbone of the housing market.” Right now there are two bills in Congress, the Corker-Warner bill that President Obama supports and a bill from Rep. Jeb Hensarling championed by House Republicans. Beyond the rhetoric, what are the major differences between the two plans? Here is a breakdown.