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Some of the biggest health insurers are baking faulty math into their earnings forecasts by factoring in payments from Uncle Sam that may never materialize
Millions of Americans could find their health-insurance plans endangered if the Supreme Court rules this summer that President Barack Obama’s administration has broken the law in subsidizing them. Congressional Republicans should step up and solve the problem.
Apple recorded record profits this quarter, and now Washington wants some. Politicians and lobbyists seem to be frustrated by how expertly Apple navigates the tax codes, but that doesn’t mean they won’t try to take a piece for themselves.
The Pew Research Center most recently asked Americans about their overall opinions of all four party leaders in the House and the Senate. Although they sit atop Capitol Hill, all four party leaders face an uphill climb to increase their standing among Americans.
President Obama’s middle-class tax plan targeted dual-earner couples, offering nothing to middle-class families with a stay-at-home parent. How many families are we talking about?
By doubling down on this troubled model, the President’s plan would spend more without solving the structural problems that plague it.
The Fed’s decision to end the QE purchases was easy. The harder decision – when to raise the funds rate – lies ahead. Could the data provide a compelling case by June in favor of tightening given the risk of making a policy mistake that would be difficult to reverse? It’s possible, but not likely.