In the war of words over climate change, European policy makers often lecture their American counterparts about carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions and the need to sign international energy reduction agreements. Yet recent reports show that the U.S. is actually doing a better job of controlling its CO2 emissions.
Originally published in: The Washington Times A hot topic in the halls of state and federal government these days is health insurance, specifically children's health insurance. The number of uninsured …
The hottest domestic political issue of the coming two years will be federal income taxes. The Democratic Party is for a big tax increase, via repeal of the Bush tax …
Policymakers are debating changes to the state's Medicaid program – the joint federal-state health care program for the poor – and discussing ways to provide coverage to the state's large uninsured population through the private insurance market. Medicaid now takes 26 percent of the state budget, double the portion it consumed a little more than a decade ago.
Today is the second annual "Endangered Species Day," as declared by the U.S. Senate in honor of the Endangered Species Act. Yet rather than a cause for celebration, animal lovers and private property owners should view this day with sadness.
Since 1975, total spending on health care in the United States has doubled, and it now comprises one-sixth of the U.S. economy, or about $2.2 trillion. By 2016, some projections show total health spending almost doubling to $4.1 trillion and consuming one-fifth of the nation's gross domestic product.
As gas prices passed the $3.00 a gallon mark, several members of Congress have taken aim once again at the oil companies, promoting everything from a windfall profits tax to breaking the oil companies up. Yet rather than attacking "big oil," Congress should look in the mirror.
What's going to happen when the money runs out for Medicare? A recently released report by the program's trustees found that within seven years Medicare taxes will fall short of Medicare expenses by more than 45%. What's more, Medicare and Social Security combined are on track to eat up the entire federal budget.
What's going to happen when the money runs out for Medicare? A recently released report by the program's trustees found that within seven years Medicare taxes will fall short of …
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