Security First

The immigration bill may be back on the Senate floor this week, and the policies that are adopted will have a significant impact on the sovereignty, security, economic growth and …

Taxing the Poor

The income tax is highly progressive.  It takes a higher portion of the income of the rich than the poor.  But federal, state and local governments raise revenues in a number of ways that are regressive, taking a greater portion of the incomes of the poor than the rich.  In some cases, the total dollar amounts paid by the poor are higher than the amounts paid by the rich.

Modern Families; Outdated Laws

The most significant economic and social change in the past half-century has been the movement of women into the labor market.  Since the 1950s, the labor participation rate of women ages 25 to 55 years has increased more than 75 percent.  Today, more than 60 percent of mothers with children under the age of six are working.

Saving may not pay off for poor

Low-income households face 'astronomical' penalties for saving, according to the report by the National Center for Policy Analysis. For example, each $1 saved by a single mother earning $15,000 a …

Does It Pay to Save?

Does it pay to save?  The answer is often no.  In fact, penalties for saving are astronomical for some households, particularly young, single-parent and lower-income families.  But these are the very people who need the strongest incentives to save for retirement.