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Paul Winfree

The Hill

Virginia, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Enough of the spoils system — it’s time to return to principled economic policymaking

Clearly, President Biden wants to increase the role of Washington in every part of the American economy. → Read More

Heritage Names Steve Moore, Paul Winfree as Distinguished Fellows

WASHINGTON—The Heritage Foundation announced Tuesday that Steve Moore and Paul Winfree will take on new roles as a distinguished fellows in economics. → Read More

Coronavirus Commission Outlines 12 Urgent Recommendations to Avoid an Economic Depression

WASHINGTON—Policymakers’ decisions today will determine whether the United States has to contend with an economic depression regardless of whether COVID-19 is suppressed in the next several months or year, write Paul Winfree and Charmaine Yoest, exec → Read More

The “Third Inning”: Next Steps for Congress in Addressing the Coronavirus

The pandemic associated with Covid-19 has significantly disrupted daily life in virtually every country over the past few months. As the number of reported cases in the United States has increased, Congress has passed an emergency appropriations bill, and the House has passed a bill providing tax relief for paid leave as well as additional resources for social programs aimed at alleviating the… → Read More

Sound Policy Responses to the Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) originated in Wuhan, China, in late December, 2019.REF It is a disease caused by a new coronavirus. → Read More

Winfree: Debt Limit and Budget Caps Merit Separate, Serious Consideration

WASHINGTON—Paul Winfree, director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, released the following response to ongoing debt limit and budget caps negotiations: → Read More

How Emergency Spending Has Exploded in Recent Years

Domestic spending classified as an emergency has exploded from 5 percent of total domestic discretionary spending in 2016 to 22 percent in 2018. → Read More

Canadian Experiment Quickly Shows Failures of Universal Basic Income

Last week the government of Ontario, Canada, announced it was ending a pilot program to guarantee residents a universal basic income (UBI). The program, scheduled to run three years, had lasted just 15 months. The concept of UBI is pretty simple. The government gives everyone money, with no strings attached. How much money? Enough to be meaningful, but not enough to discourage work. → Read More

Joint Select Committee Should Focus on Improving Budget Transparency

The committee can start by building off of the CBO's oversight hearings held by the budget committees over the last several months. → Read More

Obama Administration May Break the Law to Save Obamacare

Obamacare is falling apart and the Obama administration will have to take drastic measures to prop it up. → Read More

After Obama: A Reform Blueprint to Restore Freedom, Security

The Heritage Foundation's “Blueprint for Reform" would allow Americans to build a stronger economy, a stronger society, and a stronger defense. → Read More

How We Can Avert the Coming Debt Crisis

Some proposals are as ill-equipped to improve the long-run sustainability of the federal budget as the mythbusters are to catch Bigfoot. → Read More

Obama’s Zika Request Can Be Paid for With Ebola Funds

Here's why Obama is asking for extra funding from Congress. → Read More

The budget: Congress’s opportunity to right the ship

It’s budget season in Washington — that time of year when the president and Congress wrangle over how much to spend on each agency and how much to take from which taxpayers. → Read More

A Universal Basic Income Is Anti-Work

The policy challenge is not to find a more equitable way to distribute national income, but rather to support opportunity and a strong civil society through work. → Read More

It's Time to Throw out Obama's Spending Levels

Conservatives in Congress should use this opportunity to show Americans where they are different from the president. → Read More

There’s an Alternative to the Boehner-Obama Budget Deal

It's important that Congress not bless the Boehner-Obama spending agreement in its next budget. → Read More

There’s an Alternative to the Boehner-Obama Budget Deal

It's important that Congress not bless the Boehner-Obama spending agreement in its next budget. → Read More

Congress Should Spend More Time Budgeting, Not Less

Congress Should Spend More Time Budgeting, Not Less About the Authors Paul Winfree Director, Thomas A Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies Romina Boccia Deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies Government-by-crisis may be… → Read More

It's Time Congress Pass a Conservative Budget

I have good news though. Congress and the president are to blame. No really, that is good news. Because it also means that our fiscal course can be reversed. → Read More