More Philip Klein Articles

  • President Obama's budget betrays his early promises

    President Obama's budget proposal for the coming year was widely dismissed this week as an election-year political messaging document filled with proposals that had no chance of passage. But to the extent that the plan was notable, it was more for what was left out than what was put in it.

  • Parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates address CPAC

    On the opening day of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, activists heard from a parade of Republicans often touted as potential presidential candidates in 2016: Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; Govs. Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal; and Rep. Paul Ryan. Though nothing said on...

  • Insurers participating in Obamacare 'very worried,' industry consultant says

    With the Department of Health and Human Services announcing that plans that were supposed to be cancelled this year can now be renewed for another two years, "the health insurance plans participating in Obamacare are a very worried group right now," according to health insurance industry...

  • HHS extends 'fix' for plans cancelled due to Obamacare through October 2016, alters bailout to insurers

    A supposedly temporary “fix” that President Obama announced in November to address the problem of the millions of Americans who lost coverage as a result of his health care law has now been extended through Oct. 1, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. In...

  • Five jaw-dropping gimmicks in President Obama's budget

    President Obama's budget released Tuesday claims to reduce deficits by trillions of dollars, but a closer look at the details reveals that the deficit reduction is dependent on a number of gimmicks.

  • Here's how Obama's budget would hike taxes and fees by at least $1.2 trillion

    President Obama would increase taxes and fees by at least $1.2 trillion as part of a budget proposal released Tuesday that would bring revenue to a record level by the end of the coming decade. Below, I’ve included a breakdown of Obama’s more costly proposed tax increases. The revenue...

  • Obama budget increases revenue by $3.15 trillion to record level

    President Obama on Tuesday released a budget proposal that would raise taxes and fees and rely on optimistic economic projections to increase revenue by $3.15 trillion over the next decade -- bringing federal revenue to record levels. Among the new tax hikes, the Obama budget would restrict...



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