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Polls show that Americans are increasingly souring on Biden’s “Build Back Better” (Build Back Broke) $5 trillion massive spending boondoggle. That figure comes from the non-partisan analysts at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) who were asked to factor in its costs over a full 10-year period. It is based on the bill the full US […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome research from a left-leaning firm showing that a growing number of Latino voters are very concerned that Democrats are embracing socialism and other far-left positions – and it is translating into more Latino support for Republicans. They also sigh as President Biden yet again claims there was no better way to withdraw from Afghanistan. And Jim is briefly left speechless as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Congressional Budget Office score of the latest massive spending bill is “fake.”


Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three bad but important martinis today. First, they roll their eyes as the Biden administration suddenly blames energy companies for high gas prices and suggests the Congressional Budget Office cannot be trusted if it gives the reconciliation plan a bad score. And they shudder as a a former high-ranking Chinese tennis player disappears after accusing a top government official of raping her. And the latest evidence, supposedly suggesting she is alive and well, actually makes us think exactly the opposite.


In a special bonus episode of Banter, AEI’s director of the Open Source Policy Center (OSPC), Matt Jensen, joined the show to discuss the ongoing tax reform debate and how the center’s models help make tax policy analysis more transparent. In addition to his work for OSPC, Jensen is a lecturer and founding member of the advisory board for the Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory at the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute. He has written for RealClearMarkets, Tax Notes, The Wall Street Journal, and US News & World Report, among other publications.

Later this week, don’t miss Banter’s fifth installment of the “Bridging the Dignity Divide” series with AEI Visiting Scholar Mark Schneider on what’s wrong with our nation’s emphasis on the role of bachelor’s degrees for economic success.

Political Establishment Picks Wrong Week To Stop Sniffing Glue


Let’s face it: if Trump had more political experience he would’ve kept Scaramucci on for years before realizing his mistake.

Personally I was looking forward to Scaramucci literally threatening to take CNN to the mattresses. But the hysteria that’s followed his firing nicely illustrates why everyday Americans have such contempt for Washington.

Don’t get me wrong, I sympathize with the political lifers and the D.C.-media establishment who thought they knew “how things are done around here.” I fully acknowledge that it’s a little hard to believe that we’ve reached the point where return of Sean Spicer would bring a sense of normalcy.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to hear Senate Democrats have found no good reason to oppose Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court.  They also react to the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the GOP health care bill.  And they shake their heads as the Middlebury College professor assaulted by students says she understands their anger and blames Trump for it.

The CBO Score Is In, and It’s Bad News for the GOP Healthcare Plan


The Congressional Budget Office just released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP replacement legislation for Obamacare. The Beltway was eager to see how many people might lose their health insurance. Independent studies from Brookings and Standard & Poors estimated that 6 million to 15 million Americans would be effected, but the CBO’s estimate was much higher: 24 million.

The Washington Post created a chart showing the drop in insured Americans.