Replace ObamaCare, Don’t Rename It

Trying to cure all the program’s ills will only make them worse—and the GOP will get the blame. By PHIL GRAMM Updated Feb. 2, 2017  So powerful is the political appeal of entitlement programs that modern democracies routinely choose bankruptcy over curtailing them. That’s even true of ObamaCare. Despite surging...
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Preserve the Filibuster—Then Overcome It

The Senate’s 60-vote threshold is a bulwark of freedom. Instead of nuking it, the GOP should defund Obama’s agenda. By PHIL GRAMM and MICHAEL SOLON Jan. 6, 2017  American voters responded to President Obama’s failed recovery and government overreach by giving Republicans control of the White House, Senate and House....
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What 1980 and 2016 Have in Common

Like the Reagan and Thatcher revolutions, Trump and Brexit are reactions to stagnation. By MICHAEL SOLON Dec. 11, 2016 4:17 p.m. ET Just as Margaret Thatcher’s ascendance in 1979 foreshadowed Ronald Reagan’s in 1980, so the British vote to exit from the European Union earlier this year presaged Donald Trump’s...
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Understanding the Trump Trade Agenda

Returning to the 1950s is impossible. But currency manipulation does hurt American workers. By PHIL GRAMM and MICHAEL SOLON If President-elect Trump is to establish a pro-growth trade policy, he must build upon America’s postwar trade history. A lesson from that history is that if trade policy is to reinforce...
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Where Clinton Will Take ObamaCare

As with HillaryCare, a single payer, national health-care system has always been the goal. By PHIL GRAMM Oct. 17, 2016 In claiming earlier this year that the current U.S. health-care system “was HillaryCare before it was called ObamaCare,” Hillary Clinton was telling the truth—but not the whole truth. In 1993,...
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