113. President Biden's State of the Union Address DEBUNKED: Explaining Inflation, Debt, Unemployment, & More | Ep. 32
In LPP Episode #32, I discuss the weak state of the union, responsible state budget revolution across U.S., data issues with labor market & inflation, & ways that let people prosper.
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In today's solo episode, I use sound economics to break down misleading claims from President Biden's 2023 State of the Union address and share realities on the following (see my recent newsletter for more on this):
Fiscal insanity is driving us down a road to insolvency which the debt ceiling confrontation should be used to rein in spending;
The responsible state budget revolution happening across the country is important; and
The truth about the recently released labor market and inflation data.
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Dr. Vance Ginn’s bio (here):
Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an accomplished economist finding free-market solutions that let people prosper. He is founder and president of Ginn Economic Consulting where he provides high-quality research and trusted insights on how to affect change at the federal, state, and local levels. Ginn’s experience includes time in public policy, government, and academia. He is chief economist at Pelican Institute for Public Policy and senior fellow at several national and state-based think tanks, including Young Americans for Liberty and Americans for Tax Reform.
He previously served as the associate director for economic policy ("chief economist") of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, June 2019 to May 2020. While there he advised the OMB’s senior staff on economic and fiscal policy matters, resulting in $4.6 trillion in savings over a decade and the need for a fiscal rule in the President's FY 2021 Budget. He is the former chief economist at Texas Public Policy Foundation and policy director for TPPF’s Alliance for Opportunity campaign, a multi-state poverty relief initiative, where he collectively fought and won many free-market reforms to let people prosper during multiple legislative sessions. He has taught many economic courses at institutions of higher education, including Sam Houston State University and Texas Tech University, where he won a teaching award.
Ginn has appeared on leading national and state news shows, such as “America Reports” on Fox News and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Fox Business. His commentaries have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Washington Post, National Review, Washington Examiner, American Institute for Economic Research, Econlib, and other national and state publications. He earned his doctorate in economics at Texas Tech University. Ginn graduated from home school in South Houston, Texas, resides in Round Rock, Texas with his wife and three kids, and is a drummer who played for a top rock band in Houston, Texas.
Find me on Twitter (@VanceGinn).
For thoughtful economic insights, media interviews, speeches, blog posts, research, and more at my website: https://www.vanceginn.com/.