A Republican Congress and the presidential veto
Both chambers of Congress will meet today to discuss plans to end the debt ceiling and budget impasse and re-open the government.
Political and policy fiasco alert: The GOP Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee is gearing up to waste the House Republican Majority's energy, time and political goodwill on a doomed-to-failure scheme that conservative realists know cannot emerge from the Congress.
Of all the many awful features of the Affordable Care Act --"Obamacare"-- the medical device tax ("MDT") is the most obviously ruinous of a particular sector of the economy.
"Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt."
Set to go in effect in 2013, the medical device tax is a major job killer. Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen weighs in.