Is Uncle Sam Bankrupt?

When it comes to nondisclosure, the United States government is the father of all financial malfeasants. Indeed, Uncle Sam has been misrepresenting the nation's finances for decades. In the process, he has run up an undisclosed bill that makes the financial bailout and economic stimulus spending look paltry.

The High Marginal Cost of the Estate Tax

The estate tax is not yet dead, by a long shot. Federal taxes on estates fell as a result of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA). In fact, the estate tax will even disappear for one year (2010) due to EGTRRA. In 2011, it is scheduled to return with a higher tax rate and lower exemption than before. However, Congress is expected to pass legislation applying the tax retroactively to those who die in 2010.

An Economic Time Bomb

Weather-wise it has been a very cold January, and politically the Scott Brown Senate victory has chilled Washington even further Democrats. But if the Democratic economic policies continue nevertheless, this year will be nothing like the bitter economic January we will be living in a year from now.

Former Comptroller General Of U.S. – David Walker

Americans need to move quickly to rein in out-of-control government spending to avoid the mounting debt that threatens America's future, according to David Walker, Peter G. Peterson Foundation President & CEO and Former Comptroller General of the United States.

Massachusetts Results Reflects Nationwide Backlash

The National Center for Policy Analysis is in direct contact with more grassroots opponents of Obama health reform than any other organization. NCPA President John C. Goodman says, "What we saw yesterday in Massachusetts is reflective of what we see all across the country."

Concierge Medicine: Convenient and Affordable Care

Concierge medical practices take many forms and go by different names, such as direct practice physicians. They all strive to make medical care more accessible and convenient to patients by rebundling and repricing medical services in ways that are not possible under third-party insurance. The result is innovations that raise quality and improve patient care coordination.

Climategate Scandal Deals Blow to Global Warming Fears

A series of e-mails between scientists who serve as gatekeepers for the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leaked from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has caused a firestorm of controversy that has yet to die down several months after the news first broke.

Retail Clinics: Convenient and Affordable Care

The growth of the Internet, high-speed telecommunications networks and electronic medical records have made it possible for patients to seek care in a variety of clinical settings without losing the continuity of care a primary care provider offers. Health care entrepreneurs using these technologies in retail clinics are making medical care increasingly accessible and convenient, while raising quality and reducing costs.