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19 January 2017

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Kevin Glass (Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity) and Danny Vinik (The New Republic)

On Rational Actors, Kevin and Danny take a close look at Paul Ryan’s new budget. They consider the controversial budgetary practice known as “dynamic scoring,” and whether Ryan’s budget can be reconciled with Rep. Dave Camp’s tax reform plan. Does Ryan have political ambitions beyond the House of Representatives? Kevin notes that Ryan has subtly changed his Medicare plan to make it more politically plausible. Have conservatives reached the final stage of Obamacare grief—acceptance? Plus: How liberals won the debate over pre-existing conditions.

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Recorded:Apr 7    Posted:Apr 7, 2014
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Rational Actors | Apr 7, 2014 | Kevin Glass & Danny Vinik

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