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Stop the Madness – The Wall Street Journal

Summer is almost ended, and Americans are growing more and more skeptical about the coming fall–about our lack of jobs, our bigger and more expensive government, the higher taxes that will be coming soon, more expensive and less personal health care, and, most important, our declining economy.

How to Reduce Disability: Lessons from Chile

Disability costs are rising in many countries, including the United States. Disability is the fastest-rising component of U.S. Social Security, growing at nearly twice the rate of retirement benefit spending. Chile, however, reversed this trend when it implemented a new retirement and disability benefits system in 1981.

How to Keep Seniors Working: Lessons from Chile

American workers live longer each decade but they continue to retire early. They often begin receiving Social Security benefits, quit working and stop contributing to national output well before age 65. Reversing these trends must be an important objective when designing long-term reforms to balance revenues and expenditures on elderly entitlements.

Make taxes visible to voters – The Washington Times

If conservatives regain power at the federal level, there is a single, revolutionary idea they should implement: the taxpayer savings account (TSA). A TSA would be established for every taxpayer, overseen by the government, into which future tax payments would be deposited. The TSA would be a substitute for the current withholding and quarterly estimated tax payment system.

Texas Doctors Concerned About Medicaid Cuts – Health Care News

As the economy forces states to cut budgets nationwide, Texas is considering cutting reimbursements to doctors who treat Medicaid patients. With physician participation in Medicare already declining in the state and across the nation, Texas doctors are warning support for the program may fall even further if the cuts go through.