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Apr 3, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

ObamaCare's Hidden Hit On Businesses

President Obama's promise that Americans could keep their health insurance if they liked it was the most infamous of the Affordable Care Act's sketchy sales pitches. But many of the law's most damaging aspects are less known, buried in thousands of pages of regulations. Consider the "fee"—really a hidden sales tax—that all health-insurance companies have been forced to pay since the first of this year on premiums for policies sold to individuals and small and medium-size businesses. The health-insurance tax—known as HIT in business circles—is expected to generate...

Apr 3, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Case: Hey, Washington, the JOBS Act You Passed Is Working

Is it possible that a law passed by today's polarized Congress is actually working to strengthen our economy? New data show that the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) is doing just that. The JOBS Act was enacted in early April 2012 thanks to a unique coalition: grass-roots entrepreneurs (especially from the tech community), House Republicans (notwithstanding their skepticism of President Obama ), a majority of Senate Democrats (notwithstanding their skepticism of House Republicans), and the White House. I was an outspoken proponent and spent countless hours persuading Hill...

Apr 2, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

The Ryan Priorities

Paul Ryan laid out his House budget outline on Tuesday, which is already more than Senate Democrats plan to do this year. Passing a budget is a core part of governing, and it's also an obligation under the 1974 Budget Act, but Democrats plan to cruise through the general election on December's budget deal and not let the voters in on their future plans for taxes and spending. Mr. Ryan is showing the country what his priorities are. His proposal is a general outline as these things always are, but the plan reiterates the House GOP's focus on balancing the budget over a decade...

Feb 19, 2014 | Sacramento Bee

Obama is hurting himself by not reaching out

Feb 17, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Political Drought Diversion

Feb 13, 2014 | Sacramento Bee

Solving California's Reckless Water Policy

Feb 6, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

The Governor of Drought