Deregulatory JOBS Act Gets Final Passage in the House

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 8:15 am

The House may not have been able to pass a transportation bill yesterday to enable the smooth functioning of two million construction jobs, but they did find the time to kill a bunch of investor protections and deregulate the securities markets: The House on Tuesday afternoon approved the final, Senate-passed version of the Jumpstart Our [...]

What’s in a Name: “JOBS Act” Set to Pass Today

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 10:21 am

The House of Representatives will pass something they’re calling a jobs bill today. They accomplish this by giving it a nice acronym: the Jumpstarting Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act. Now, jump-starting should be a hyphenated word so it really should be the J-SOBS Act, but we’ll let that slide. The really egregious things about [...]

Republicans Suddenly Care About Social Security’s Long-Run Finances

By: Monday December 5, 2011 10:20 am

As I’ve said, it doesn’t really look as if the Republicans want to extend the payroll tax cut. The reasons for this are almost certainly tied up with the fact that extending it would prevent a fiscal drag in 2012, meaning that the economy would be in worse shape for the incumbent President in an [...]

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