Douglas Holtz-Eakin

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With the economy back to near full employment, conventional tax cuts or stimulus spending won't have that much of an effect. What is needed are policies that genuinely augment the supply side of the economy.feedback
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May 23 2017 Trump Presidency
Douglas Holtz-Eakin has been quoted 37 times. The one recent article where Douglas Holtz-Eakin has been quoted is Trump Tax Plan Will Not Bolster Growth, Economists Say. Most recently, Douglas Holtz-Eakin was quoted as having said, “I don't think any of this should be thought of as increasing short-term growth.”.
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There are strong core conservatives worried about individual freedoms, the size of government and by the number of bodies in government who clearly influenced this document. I would say what's the payoff on Big Bird. You're going to lose and it isn't big money.feedback

If want to influence the process, you have to get it at the front end. That's just the way the congressional budget process is built.feedback

It's fiendishly complicated. I have a dream of a tax code that the average Ph.D. in economics can understand and comply with.feedback

It's received wisdom among tax people that having two tax systems makes no sense. It's a shadow tax system. Personally, I believe you should have one tax system you believe in and then live with it.feedback

There's been reticence in the House since the word 'Go'. You have to have someone own this in the West Wing.feedback

It is his vision for the administration of the government. But the big government that everyone decries.feedback

I believe they have left themselves no choice. Politically they must do something.feedback

It's definitely a hand-off to the states. It's a commitment for money. It doesn't say how much.feedback

I don't think that is a model that is going be viewed as successful or that you can use it for all of the infrastructure needs that the U.S. has.feedback

This is the most dramatic change in business taxation ever proposed in the United States, period. If you want to get dramatically better economic performance and that is the goal – you want growth and you want it in the U.S., you have to make dramatic changes.feedback

They have to do some sort of repeal bill, it's a political necessity, and once they do that they own it. So they need to get it right.feedback

Politically, people don't love change. The employer market is the one place the Affordable Care Act didn't change and also the place that's performed the best since passage.feedback

This argument by the oil industry is, frankly, all wrong. Refiners are going to be basically held harmless. They'll have a lower dollar price of oil. Net cost is the same. And they go about their business. I'm unsympathetic.feedback

The concern is that will feed more premium increases.feedback

You get back to this old problem we have of spending growing faster than the economy. If you don't solve the cost problem, it will undercut coverage expansions because they get too expensive.feedback

Medicaid is going to be the crucial issue. There is a practical political reality there.feedback

You could quibble about some of the modeling, but directionally I think it's right.feedback

Wage growth figures indicate that the tide is turning.feedback

I don't know where he's going to get the money. Maybe he's got it in the Cayman Islands or something?feedback

The January report is a solid report in disguise.feedback

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