How Generous Is The Federal Government To Seniors?

Rapidly growing federal benefits for seniors are so generous they will soon provide recipients with a higher standard of living during retirement than they had when they were working, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

How Generous Are Social Security and Medicare?

Without changes, Social Security and Medicare will grow relative to the earnings and compensation of the workers who fund the programs. Further, the rate at which these entitlement benefits replace preretirement earnings of successive cohorts of retirees will rise. By the time today's teenagers retire, net Medicare and Social Security benefits will rival their average preretirement price-indexed wages.

Bleak House

Two weeks from tonight America is going to be different–first politically and then substantively–for Democrats will likely take control of the House, and move public policy in very liberal directions.

Inhofe correct on warming

Sen. James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, has been taking a lot of heat lately for his skeptical stance on global warming. He's been called a "social dinosaur" for his failure to …


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