Bruce Bartlett

Media
Over the years Bruce Bartlett has experienced how the media covers politics and government from both sides – first as a Capitol
Politics
"The middle class really isn’t going to get any kind of tax cut and in fact it’s going to get screwed in lots of ways."
Politics
Economist Bruce Bartlett is a man of fierce intellectual independence — and courage, too. Telling the truth about Republican
Politics
Pretty much every pundit in the mainstream media got down on their knees and thanked a recent poll which showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three key swing states this week, because they truly want this gravy train to continue.
Politics
Radical conservatives, such as Cruz, and libertarians believe gold to be a hedge against inflation. It is curious to be concerned about inflation at a time when it is at historic lows and short-term interests rates are at zero, making borrowing money just about free.
Business
Even former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has been irked by right wing conservatives for doing just the thing that most conservative economists, such as Martin Feldstein, and even arch-free market theorist Milton Friedman, said was the right thing to do during recessions--inject more money into the economy.
Politics
We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?
Politics
This week we've got another study. It quantifies the long-term return on dollars spent to close the gap in educational achievement between rich and poor students. But Republicans want to use "dynamic scoring" only on tax cuts for the rich.
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We're talking about something that requires far harsher condemnation. By lying about the numbers, Republicans are selling policies that take from the most vulnerable and give to the most fortunate.
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WASHINGTON -- For the sake of the economy, President Barack Obama should nominate Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve
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Boehner claims that the Democrats proposal is not serious and is a bad-faith offer. Coming from him, that's rich. We have a three-decades long record to prove definitively that Republicans are themselves unserious about deficits.
Media
In his much-discussed mea culpa about the reality-denialism of movement conservatism, Bruce Bartlett made a striking claim
Business
Bruce Bartlett, a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, says that an earlier Mitt Romney may have rejected
Business
"The idea that tax reform will jump-start an economy suffering from the after-effects of a cyclical downturn is nonsense
Politics
For anyone who's been paying attention, it's long been obvious that Paul Ryan is a political fraud.
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Yes, individual resourcefulness, ingenuity and hard work are necessary for success. But they are not a substitute for government funding of necessary programs related to health care, child welfare, temporary unemployment, or infrastructural repairs, among other programs.
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Facts destroyed 'motivated reasoning' in my case. Could this happen to other conservatives? That depends on conservatives being willing to subject the views they hear and read to strict scrutiny, to ask themselves if they're really hearing the truth from the talkers.
Politics
In separate interviews, David Stockman and Bruce Bartlett, senior architects of Ronald Reagan's economic policy, have harsh words for the staunch anti-tax position of modern conservatives.