Author Archives: Jonathan Wren

Trump Releases “Skinny Budget” Outline

Today the Trump Administration released its latest policy outline, but failing to fully address the nation’s nearly half-trillion dollar budget deficit. The “skinny budget” includes only top-line proposals for departments and agencies, while fiscal conservatives must wait until May for the … Continue reading

Republicans Ready to Act on ACA Replacement

Republicans gathered in Philadelphia this week in order to hash out their legislative priorities for the year, and priority number one will be repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act by April. At the moment, there are multiple replacement plans … Continue reading

Transportation Funding: The Road Ahead

“That’s not a trillion dollars coming from the federal taxpayer into the transportation system.” That was House Speaker Paul Ryan attempting to quell concerns that President Trump’s transportation fix could potentially break the bank. While on the campaign trail, President … Continue reading

Repeal and replace? Update on the future of American healthcare

“He said he was in complete agreement with that.” That was Senator Rand Paul commenting on Trump’s newfound support for a simultaneous repeal and replace of Obamacare. Last Friday, President-Elect Trump came out in suppport of Paul’s alternative to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s … Continue reading

A Fiscally Conservative Solution to Homelessness

This article from Politico reminds us all that fiscal conservatism and helping those most at need do not have to be mutually exclusive ideals. The city is putting the people most at risk of dying on the streets into homes … Continue reading