Category Archives: Public Policy

Obama’s Social Security Hoax

Everyone knows that the U.S. budget is being devoured by entitlements. Everyone also knows that of the Big Three — Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security — Social Security is the most solvable. Back-of-an-envelope solvable: Raise the retirement age, tweak the … Continue reading

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Impervious to Evidence

Excerpt on Head Start Program It would have been worth the $166 billion taxpayers have spent on the program since 1965 if a significant portion of Head Start alumni did improve their educational outcomes and escape poverty. But that did … Continue reading

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What an Honest Progressive Would Do

“I would rather get away from that whole idea of clocks. We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward … Continue reading

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Hate-A-Rama: The Vulgar, Sexist, Racist, Homophobic Rage of the Left

Where’d all that civility go the Dems were calling for a few short months ago? Civil? For thee, but not for me. Barack Obama’s new era of civility was over before it began. You wouldn’t know it from reading the … Continue reading

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The Rubicon of Wisconsin:Recklessly principled Republicans are tackling our fiscal crisis.

The magnificent turmoil now gripping statehouses in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and others marks an epic political moment. The nation faces a fiscal crisis of historic proportions and, remarkably, our muddled, gridlocked, allegedly broken politics has yielded a singular clarity. At … Continue reading

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Galveston County: A Model for Social Security Reform

In 1981 Galveston County Texas opted out of the Social Security Program. That’s right, they legally with the consent of the United States, developed an alternate plan and have been using it successfully for the past 30 years. Below are … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Public Sector Unions

When Chris Christie became New Jersey’s governor in January, he wasted no time in identifying the chief perpetrators of his state’s fiscal catastrophe. Facing a nearly $11 billion budget gap — as well as voters fed up with the sky-high … Continue reading

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