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James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta

New Atlantis Contributing Editor James C. Capretta is an expert on health care and entitlement policy, with years of experience in both the executive and legislative branches of government. E-mail: jcapretta@aei.org.


James C. Caprettaís Latest New Atlantis Articles

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 Health Care 2008: A Political Primer” (Spring 2008) 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Presidentís State of the Union Address 

Earlier today I participated in a short video produced by the American Enterprise Institute with reactions from scholars and fellows to some of the statements made by the president in his State of the Union Address.  The full video is available here. I also have a brief post up at National Review Online with some of my thoughts on the president’s (predictably) disappointing speech.

He said we can never pull back on promises made in the form of entitlement commitments — without ever mentioning that those promises have never been fully funded and will lead, at some point, to a fiscal and economic crisis. There’s nothing more fiscally irresponsible than to suggest that entitlement commitments can never be revised — but that’s essentially what the president said in his speech tonight.

You can read the rest of the post here.

posted by James C. Capretta | 2:59 pm
Tags: State of the union
File As: Politics, U.S.