US Policy Metrics Partner Phil Gramm

US Policy Metrics Partner Phil Gramm

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“I never intended sequesters to be a way of governing year after year,” says Phil Gramm, former U.S. Senator, a Republican from Texas, now a partner with US Policy Metrics. If politicians have a convenient way to avoid painful decisions, they’ll take it, he believes. Unless there’s “hell” to pay.