Phil Kerpen

No, Ryan's Budget Is Not Like Clinton's Welfare Reform
April 19, 2011

Proponents of the new Republican budget are trying to cite one of Bill Clinton’s signature achievements as proof that their proposal can work. It’s not a very convincing defense. The budget House Republicans approved last week would transform Medicaid from entitlement into a block grant.

Less Is Moore
July 02, 2010

The right-wing think-tank Institute for Policy Innovation emails: The Institute for Policy Innovation has joined with 15 other organizations in a letter praising Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) for his work to protect Americans from capital gains tax hikes that would negatively impact the economy. Click here to read IPI's previous study from 2001 “A Capital Gains Tax Cut: The Key to Economic Recovery” by Steve Moore and Phil Kerpen. Wait.

Wealthcare
September 14, 2009

Jonathan Chait: Ayn Rand and the invincible cult of selfishness on the American right

Wealthcare
September 14, 2009

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right By Jennifer Burns (Oxford University Press, 459 pp., $27.95) Ayn Rand and the World She Made By Anne C. Heller               (Doubleday, 559 pp., $35) I. The current era of Democratic governance has provoked a florid response on the right, ranging from the prosaic (routine denunciations of big spending and debt) to the overheated (fears of socialism) to the lunatic (the belief that Democrats plan to put the elderly to death).