Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Encourage Reemployment?

During the 2008 Recession, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program provided the long-term unemployed an unprecedented maximum 99 weeks of benefits. Some weeks of extended benefits were available to workers in all states, but workers in the states with the highest unemployment rates received the maximum weeks of benefits.

Real, Simple (and Transparent) Tax Reform

Every candidate running for the presidency in 2016 will trumpet tax reform as part of his or her agenda. The contenders may propose to reduce rates, eliminate deductions, or give credits for this or that. But real reform requires structural changes to the tax system. Otherwise, taxpayers will be left with the same onerous system as today.

David A. Grantham, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow of National Security David A. Grantham, Ph.D., is a leading expert in national security matters and international affairs with specializations in Latin America and the Middle East. Dr. …

Secure Texas' Electrical Grid Now

NCPA: Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his administration have an amazing opportunity to secure the state’s electrical grid from electromagnetic pulses, said NCPA President/CEO Allen West and Dallas Eagle Forum President Trayce Bradford in a new commentary.

Innovative Teaching Methods Key to STEM Growth

It is a great time to be a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) major in Texas. Dallas made Forbes’ list of the top 10 cities for STEM jobs and has the second highest annual median wage growth for STEM workers, while Houston and Austin were named the top two metropolitan areas for STEM professionals in a Wallet Hub report.

Medicaid Prescription Reform

One million Alabamans are enrolled in Medicaid, a joint federal-state program that provides medical care to nearly 70 million low-income individuals nationwide. Medicaid is one of the two primary expenditures in most state budgets, and Alabama is no exception. Medicaid consumes over one-third of the General Fund, and costs state and federal taxpayers nearly $6 billion annually — about one-tenth of which participants spend on drugs and drug therapies.

Medicare Fraud: Moratoria Miss the Mark

Medicare fraud is a serious problem. The Medicare bureaucracy has the power to impose moratoria on new providers in geographic or program areas it deems susceptible to fraud. However, preventing …

James Rickards

Kickoff Event for the NCPA Financial Crisis Initiative Featuring New York Times Best Selling Author James Rickards WHEN:    Thursday, April 30, 2015                9:30AM – 11:00AM WHERE:  Bent Tree Country Club                5201 Westgrove Drive                Dallas, TX …

Congressional Brief: Medicare

While Social Security has received considerably more attention in recent years, Medicare is actually a much larger problem. It is growing at a faster rate and has an unfunded liability six times the size of Social Security. Medicare is on a spending path that is impossible to sustain. The program must deal not only with the demographic pressures Social Security faces, but also the soaring cost of medical care.

Congressional Brief: Retirement Accounts

Private retirement accounts include employer-sponsored 401(k)s and 403(b)s, and privately-purchased plans like Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Today, about 88 million people participate in one of these defined-contribution plans, with total assets of more than $4.5 trillion.

Congressional Brief: Health Care

To confront America’s health care crisis, we do not need more spending, more regulations or more bureaucracy. We do need people, however, including every doctor and every patient. All 320 million Americans must be free to use their intelligence, their creativity and their innovative ability to make the changes needed to create access to low-cost, high-quality health care.

Congressional Brief: Social Security

Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement security in the United States today. A third of Americans depend on the program for almost all their retirement income; without it, one-in-five would have no retirement income. But the program so many depend on simply cannot afford what it promises today’s workers and faces a shortfall of more than $13 trillion over the next 75 years. Reforms are desperately needed.