As part of the #Eakinomics video series, the American Action Forum (@AAF) today released a new video that explains the economic and labor market ramifications of a minimum wage hike. In the #Eakinomics video, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin explains how a minimum wage hike fails to help those in poverty and results in 6.6 million jobs lost.
House Budget Chairman Tom Price stopped by the American Action Forum to discuss “Big Ideas.” He discusses the budget, the administration’s deal with Iran and whether the administration gave away too much, and pushes back on the claims that the sharing economy is to blame for falling wages.
AAF’s Director of Fiscal Policy, Gordon Gray, explains the international tax proposal that will have huge ramifications for U.S. companies regardless of whether the United States agrees with the proposal. Through the plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, the OECD member countries are hoping to capture a greater share of taxes.
American Action Forum's Director of Regulatory Policy, Sam Bakins, discusses what it means for the the Obama administration to hit 500 major regulations.
AAF President, Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses income inequality on CNBC's Squawk Box.
Senator John McCain joined AAF for "Big Ideas on a Little Stool" to discuss ISIS, the Patriot Act, and his 2008 campaign.
Obama administration is approaching 500 “major” regulations. These are the government’s definition of “major,” carrying $100 million in economic effects, raising consumer costs, or changing an industry. In total, these regulations have cost $620 billion.
AAF director of defense analysis Rachel Hoff explains the National Defense Authorization Act and why increasing military spending is important.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) stopped by the AAF studio to chat about easing paperwork burdens on students and Trade Promotion Authority.