September 1, 2022
New Podcast Episode: The Administration’s Top Policy Blunders
It’s The AAF Exchange — your source for clear, data-driven insight into today’s economic and domestic policy issues.
In this episode of the AAF Exchange, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin joins us to discuss some of the Biden Administration’s greatest policy blunders, including disappearing medical debt, inaction on costly tariffs, and the forgiveness of federal student loans.
AAF products mentioned in today’s episode:
- In “Magically Disappearing Medical Debt,” Holtz-Eakin explores the problem with an Office of Management and Budget initiative that would remove failure to pay past medical debt as a consideration for future loans.
- In “Details on the Biden Administration’s $10k Federal Student Loan Forgiveness,” Data and Policy Analyst Tom Lee reviews key problems with the president’s loan forgiveness plan.
- In “Finally!” Holtz-Eakin notes the most significant problems with the Biden Administration’s student loan forgiveness plan.
- In “Proposed Tax Credits Would Make Electric Vehicles More Expensive,” Director of International Economic Policy Tori Smith explores the problems with the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits for “clean vehicles.”
- In “Section 301 (China) Tariffs Causing a Fourfold Increase in Tariff Rates,” Smith and Lee explain how Section 301 tariffs impact American consumers, and the Biden Administration’s reluctance to eliminate them.
- In “Self-Inflicted Emergency? The Biden Administration and Electricity,” Smith and Lee examine the problems with President Biden’s recent extraordinary executive actions directed toward the energy sector.
- In “June 6,” Holtz-Eakin highlights issues with the Defense Production Act, which subsidizes five clean energy sectors and delays tariffs on solar modules.
- In “Success Unlikely in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Without New Market Access,” Smith examines the components of the IPEF (with special emphasis on trade), notes what the framework is missing, and considers Congress’ minimal role in the negotiations.
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