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Peter Morici

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Economist Peter Morici is a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. He formerly served as chief economist of the US International Trade Commission.

Peter Morici on KCRW

The new  House tax reform bill  is supposed to save money for "average" Americans. Speaker Paul Ryan calls the new Republican tax cuts "a windfall for the middle class."

After years of promises, Republicans fill in the blanks

The new House tax reform bill is supposed to save money for "average" Americans. Speaker Paul Ryan calls the new Republican tax cuts "a windfall for the middle class."

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The White House budget request is called  A New Foundation for American Greatness , in tune with the best-known slogan of the Trump campaign.

War on poverty or war against the poor?

The White House budget request is called A New Foundation for American Greatness , in tune with the best-known slogan of the Trump campaign.

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President Trump wants to cut government — except for Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he wants to put people to work.

Cutting, squeezing, trimming -- and spending

President Trump wants to cut government — except for Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he wants to put people to work.

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