Bill White

The GOP’s Budget Hypocrisy

Some GOP leaders will work to meld the House and Senate budget resolutions during this spring recess, while most Republican members of Congress will be telling constituents that they made hard choices in order to balance the budget. Few will mention that their budget resolutions pave the way for Congress to spend $355 billion more… Read more »

“Pay As You Go” Medicare

For more than a decade the federal government has borrowed to pay for the rising cost of Medicare. Debt-financing of Medicare will increase sharply as the population over 65 doubles from 2010 to 2030 and the number of beneficiaries over 85—with the greatest medical needs—triples. The origins of debt-financed Medicare President Lyndon Johnson and congressional… Read more »