Tag: Rep. Ted Budd

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Exclusive — Rep. Budd: The Political Market vs. the Private Market

In the United States, we’ve long had a free market system, but that system is not what it once was. Total government spending–state, federal, and local–has grown in real terms by more than 400 percent since 1965. Government spending is now one-third of the economy. As the private economy retreats, the importance of a new marketplace grows: the political marketplace. Products and services are no longer judged according to their usefulness to the economy at large–they’re judged according to whether or not they are politically useful or connected.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faces reporters as the GOP works on its long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Speaker of the …

House Conservative Outside Freedom Caucus Comes Out Against RyanCare

North Carolina Republican Ted Budd announced Tuesday that he is voting against the American Health Care Act, scheduled for a vote on the House floor Thursday — less than two hours after he joined House Republicans meeting with President Donald Trump.