American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin answers four key questions on dynamic scoring:What is dynamic versus static scoring? How does "scoring" differ from forecasting? What does Congress learn from a dynamic score? Will dynamic scoring damage the budget process?
AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin Discusses the State of the Union on Fox News (January 20, 2015).
‘Tis the season for gifts and giving. The American Action Forum (@AAF) released a new video on the onerous regulations the administration has given the American people this year. From $8.8 billion for the EPA’s existing power plant carbon regulation to $10 billion in proposed Dodd-Frank rules, the administration has been hard at work decorating the tree with red tape and leaving a sleigh full of expensive new regulations for taxpayers to unwrap.
Fox Business References AAF Study on Administration’s Regulatory Agenda (November 25, 2014).
A new video from the American Action Forum (@AAF) explains why regulators should not reclassify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act. Title II has been on the books since 1934 and regulates utilities, like water. As the video describes, “turning on your faucet today gives the same result as it did in 1934—water,” yet since 1995 the Internet has changed dramatically. The video concludes asking whether an 80-year old law can be trusted to regulate the quickly evolving technology.
AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin provides a straightforward rebuttal to recent comments made by critics, including President Obama, claiming that inverted companies unfairly take advantage of the education system and infrastructure without paying taxes.
The American Action Forum (@AAF) and the Tax Foundation hosted a discussion on the future of dynamic scoring in the tax and budget process. Dynamic scoring provides policymakers and stakeholders a more complete picture of the economic impact of tax and budget legislation. Senator Orrin Hatch delivered keynote remarks. The event also involved two AAF-formulated tax reform plans that were scored by the Tax Foundation to illustrate the importance of dynamic scoring in measuring the relative merits of public policies.
AAF Health Care Policy Director Chris Holt Discusses the ACA on Fox Business with Gerri Willis (November 14, 2014).
In a new #Eakinomics video, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the state of the labor market with 5 key facts demonstrating the incomplete recovery. The labor market facts include that there are 2.8 million fewer full time, year round workers in 2013 than in 2007; the historically low labor force participation rate; and how the unemployed face a tough road to employment.
Advice for FSOC: Examine Consumer Impact Before Regulating