Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- President Obama Poised to ‘Ratify’ Fake Paris Climate Agreement in China - September 1, 2016
- Heartland Daily Podcast – Chris Hughes: On the Front Lines of the FDA’s War on Vaping - August 25, 2016
- GOP VP Candidate Mike Pence Praises The Heartland Institute - July 20, 2016
Heartland’s senior economic advisor, Jim Johnston, was on the award-winning podcast “Coffee & Markets” the other day talking tax policy and the proper role of government for about eight minutes with Benjamin Domenech.
You can listen below to Jim making a point he’s been stressing here for a while: Flattening the tax rate and broadening the tax burden — while reducing deductions in the tax code — will amount to a tax increase for most Americans. Don’t let those reformers in the Republican Party tell you any different.
My favorite quote was Jim’s closer: “Government ought to do what government does best: nothing.”