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Ted Cruz Wants to Save the Free-Market Economy


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ted Cruz to discuss his race for the US Senate, his ideas for entitlement reform, and how he would fix the economy.

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A Test for the Tea Party in Texas Senate Race
Ted Cruz: on a mission to save the country
Coffee and Markets Archive: Ted Cruz on His Race for the Senate in Texas
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Ted Cruz Wants to Save the Free-Market Economy


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ted Cruz to discuss his race for the US Senate, his ideas for entitlement reform, and how he would fix the economy.

We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show.

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A Test for the Tea Party in Texas Senate Race
Ted Cruz: on a mission to save the country
Coffee and Markets Archive: Ted Cruz on His Race for the Senate in Texas
TedCruz.org

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Newt Gingrich on Entitlement Reform, the Federal Reserve and the Eurozone


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca are joined by Newt Gingrich to discuss his plans for entitlement reform, how he would change the Federal Reserve, the Eurozone crisis and more.

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David Brooks: The Gingrich Tragedy
Newt’s plans for healthcare reform
Newt Slams Media For Not Demanding Transparency Of The Fed
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Newt Gingrich Judges You

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Newt Gingrich on Entitlement Reform, the Federal Reserve and the Eurozone


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca are joined by Newt Gingrich to discuss his plans for entitlement reform, how he would change the Federal Reserve, the Eurozone crisis and more.

We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show.

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David Brooks: The Gingrich Tragedy
Newt’s plans for healthcare reform
Newt Slams Media For Not Demanding Transparency Of The Fed
Newt.org
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Jon Huntsman Talks About Entitlement Reform, China and the EPA


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Governor Jon Huntsman to discuss entitlement reform, China, the EPA and more.

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Huntsman, the Moderate, Endorses Ryan Medicare Plan
Comparing the Entitlement Reform Plans of the GOP Presidential Candidates
Huntsman slams Romney for pandering to voters on economy
Jon Huntsman’s Bold Plan for Health Care Reform
Huntsman, Schwarzenegger ink global warming pact
Western Regional Climate Action initiative details
Jon Huntsman’s campaign site

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Jon Huntsman Talks About Entitlement Reform, China and the EPA


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Governor Jon Huntsman to discuss entitlement reform, China, the EPA and more.

We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show.

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Huntsman, the Moderate, Endorses Ryan Medicare Plan
Comparing the Entitlement Reform Plans of the GOP Presidential Candidates
Huntsman slams Romney for pandering to voters on economy
Jon Huntsman’s Bold Plan for Health Care Reform
Huntsman, Schwarzenegger ink global warming pact
Western Regional Climate Action initiative details
Jon Huntsman’s campaign site

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Comparing the Entitlement Reform Plans of the GOP Presidential Candidates


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the need for entitlement reform, Barack Obama’s government centered plan, and the solutions proposed by each of the Republican Presidential candidates.

We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show.

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My chat with Jon Huntsman about his economic plan
Huntsman, the Moderate, Endorses Ryan Medicare Plan
Jon Huntsman’s Bold Plan for Health Care Reform (but not Entitlements)
Perry’s Economic Agenda
Mitt Romney’s Vaguely Promising Plan for Entitlement Reform
Cain Shows He’s Savvy on Health-Care Policy
Newt Gingrich’s 21st Century Contract with America
Coming down on the fair side of federal tort reform
Mitt Romney Loves Medicare Very Much And Won’t Ever Let Anyone Take It Away, No Matter What
Cain-Gingrich Debate Highlight Reel

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Comparing the Entitlement Reform Plans of the GOP Presidential Candidates


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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the need for entitlement reform, Barack Obama’s government centered plan, and the solutions proposed by each of the Republican Presidential candidates.

We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show.

Related Links:

My chat with Jon Huntsman about his economic plan
Huntsman, the Moderate, Endorses Ryan Medicare Plan
Jon Huntsman’s Bold Plan for Health Care Reform (but not Entitlements)
Perry’s Economic Agenda
Mitt Romney’s Vaguely Promising Plan for Entitlement Reform
Cain Shows He’s Savvy on Health-Care Policy
Newt Gingrich’s 21st Century Contract with America
Coming down on the fair side of federal tort reform
Mitt Romney Loves Medicare Very Much And Won’t Ever Let Anyone Take It Away, No Matter What
Cain-Gingrich Debate Highlight Reel

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Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal is “Gutsy” Newt is Wrong and a Bonehead


Paul Ryan may NOT be the Strongest, Most Consistent Conservative Republican that we have in the House of Representatives but he’s Not a Moderate Rino. Paul Ryan is Not the Worst either. He has made mistakes and he has done some really great things as well. 
My Point is, At Least Paul Ryan Worked Many Long Hard Hours on a Budget Proposal that is actually Good. Rather than just talking in Vague sound bites of what could be done or needs to be done in the hypothetical world.  Many Politicians and Bureaucrats are not even doing that much. 
So Ryan takes a shot at it and really hits a Home Run Ball right out of the box. 

What Ryan is proposing to do with his budget proposal is Great when You look at it “By the Numbers” written April 5, 2011 10:50 A.M. By Andrew Stiles of National Review Online. 
And here’s what the Numbers say Representative Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal does IF Accepted:

Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget, “The Path to Prosperity,” is an impressive document aimed at fostering economic growth and sustainable government. Here are some of the numbers that jump out:

$6.2 trillion — Amount of spending cuts proposed relative to President Obama’s 2012 budget request.

$5.8 trillion — Amount of spending cuts proposed relative to the current CBO baseline.

2008 — Ryan’s plan would bring non-security discretionary spending to below 2008 levels (pre-stimulus, pre-bailout, pre-Obama).

20 percent — Target spending levels (as a percentage of GDP).

$4.4 trillion — Total deficit reduction over 10 years called for under the plan, compared to $4 trillion under Bowles-Simpson and just $1.1 trillion under Obama’s 2012 budget.

$4.7 trillion — Total debt reduction relative to Obama’s budget.

$178 billion — Amount of saving achieved in the Defense Department budget, per the recommendations of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, $100 billion of which would be reinvested, the rest used to reduce the deficit.

$750 billion — Total savings achieved through Medicaid reform, in the form of block grants to states, giving governors greater flexibility in their budgets.

2022 — Year that proposed Medicare reforms would take effect.

25 percent — The top tax rate proposed for both individuals and companies.

18-19 percent — Target revenue levels (as a percentage of GDP), in keeping with historic average levels.

$800 billion — Total amount of tax increases eliminated by repealing Obamacare.

1 million — Private-sector jobs created over the next year.

4 percent — Projected unemployment rate by 2015.

$1.5 trillion — Projected growth in real GDP over the next decade.

$1.1 trillion — Estimate increase in wages over 10 years, yielding an average increase in income of $1,000 per year for each American family.

10 percent — Proposed reduction to the federal workforce over the next three years.

$120 trillion — Total debt reduction by 2050 relative to Obama’s budget.

If that doesn’t impress you, This is what Representative Paul Ryan had to say in defense of his own proposal:
Read Full Blog Post at:  http://t.co/T7Pk4bm

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Coburn takes on Norquist


Coburn takes on Norquist

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), arguably the most prominent fiscal conservative in the Senate, is declaring his independence from one of the country’s leading anti-tax groups, Americans for Tax Reform - and its fiery founder, Grover Norquist.

Coburn, a member of the “Gang of Six” bipartisan group working on a deficit reduction plan, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’d favor a “net” increase in tax revenue if it didn’t include hiking rates. He’d do so even if didn’t include a dollar-for-dollar match in spending cuts he agreed to when he signed a 2004 pledge to Norquist’s group.

“Which pledge is most important… the pledge to uphold your oath to the Constitution of the United States or a pledge from a special interest group who claims to speak for all American conservatives when, in fact, they really don’t?” Coburn asked. “The fact is we have enormous urgent problems in front of us that have to be addressed and have to be addressed in a way that will get 60 votes in the Senate… and something that the president will sign.”

“Where’s the compromise that will save our country?” he asked. “This isn’t about politics that is normal.”

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), a Gang of Six leader, refused to say when the group would release its plan, though he said it would have to be soon if the Senate wanted to be relevant.

Both Coburn and Conrad declined to offer details of their plan but dropped a few possible clues: no middle-class tax hikes, closing offshore tax loopholes and some entitlement reforms

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