Most of the attention on the twenty state lawsuit against Obamacare understandably focuses on the "severability" issue, which could lead to the demise of the entire Affordable Care Act. But the individual mandate part could also set an important precedent.
They have every right to refuse to do so, much as Obama had a right to refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. But some of the arguments Trump is making are extremely dubious.
New report suggests the Republican tax bill will have a smaller coverage effect, but cause an even bigger increase in the deficit.
The bill advances lowers corporate and individual tax rates while setting the stage for large increases in the deficit.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss what's wrong with the GOP tax bill, Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Aquaman.
The process of passing tax reform will only become more difficult from here.
But a future version might.
People want it all, but they can’t have it.
The tax agency has stopped requiring individual filers to indicate whether they maintained health coverage or paid the mandate penalty as required under the law
Win or lose Halbig, Obamacare wars will continue.
Will not have to pay penalty/tax
George Mason's Erik Angner on the libertarian economist's mostly unacknowledged support for redistribution.