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Public Finance and Taxation

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Francisco Lopez

4 weeks ago

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Democrats back off debt fight to stop shutdown

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Democrats back off debt fight to stop shutdown

Unlinking the two issues will help the majority party prevent a government funding lapse this week. But Democratic leaders are still scrambling for a plan to head off a U.S. debt default.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/28/democrats-debt-limit-shutdown-514590

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Francisco Lopez

1 month ago

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MSNBC unearths clip of Joe Manchin calling for up to $4 trillion in infrastructure spending

It’s hard to understand what Joe Manchin is doing these days, other than forcing Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell to fight over who gets to loofah his undercarriage as he dithers in the bath over infrastructure spending. Of course, the real question...

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2021/9/9/2051316/-MSNBC-unearths-clip-of-Joe-Manchin-calling-for-up-to-4-trillion-in-infrastructure-spending

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Francisco Lopez

1 month ago

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Democrats see $3.5T spending goal is slipping away

There’s a growing realization among Democrats that their plans for a $3.5 trillion spending package to reshape the nation’s social safety net and to tackle climate change will have to be slimmed down because of anxious centrists worried about the

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/571780-democrats-see-35t-spending-goal-is-slipping-away

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Francisco Lopez

1 month ago

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It's time to end the Medicare Advantage scam

Over 100 Democratic lawmakers last week introduced legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60. There is one small problem that needs fixing, though: so-called "Medicare Advantage." This week my new book, The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Oth...

https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/medicare-advantage-scam/

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