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Greg Mankiw’s Blog: Furman on SCHIP

Over at Mankiw’s place, a civil debate on SCHIP between Mankiw and Jason Furman.

Greg Mankiw’s Blog: Furman on SCHIP

On my invitation, Brookings economist Jason Furman, a frequent adviser to Democrats in Congress and on the campaign trail, offers his response to the White House’s view of SCHIP:
Greg,
Thanks for voluntarily subjecting yourself to the Fairness Doctrine. Last week Senator Grassley, the Republican ranking member of Senate Finance, got so angry about the White House’s description of the SCHIP legislation that he said the President’s “understanding of our bill is wrong, and I would urge the president to reconsider his veto message based upon the bill we might pass, not something that some staffer has told him wrongly about our bill.” I have to agree.

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