NCPA Commentaries by Other NCPA Experts

  • Jul 21, 2010

    How to kill Main Street - The Washington Times

    Round Two of rule changes would hurt business loans

    NCPA Policy Chairman, Michael Whalen explains in a Washington Times editorial that mark-to-market accounting rules will hurt small business loans and ruin economic recovery.


  • Jul 06, 2010

    Congress and "The Doctor Fix": What's the Message?

    Actions speak louder than words. Complex political wrangling accomplished passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA] by Congress that was signed into law on March 23, 2010. However, the Democratic controlled Congress has not shown the same will to eliminate the Sustainable Growth Rate [SGR] formula that has been a chronic problem for physician reimbursement with Medicare and TRICARE.


  • Jun 02, 2010

    The Reactionary Socialist - The Daily Caller

    In the Daily Caller, Michael Whalen said that President Obama is an extreme conservative in the Old-World sense, and that the president believes he is a progressive, but he is exactly the opposite.


  • May 09, 2007

    Medicare Meltdown

    What's going to happen when the money runs out for Medicare? A recently released report by the program's trustees found that within seven years Medicare taxes will fall short of Medicare expenses by more than 45%. What's more, Medicare and Social Security combined are on track to eat up the entire federal budget.


  • Mar 27, 2003

    Social Security, Medicare Annual Report: Reform is Needed

    The annual report on the financial health of Social Security and Medicare was published this week. Contrary to some accounts that it pronounced Social Security in better health than last year, the report concluded that Social Security's long-term prospects are deteriorating rapidly.


  • Dec 12, 2001

    India and Us

    Far from being a reluctant partner, India is a committed U.S. ally. Within a week of the September 11 attacks, India provided the U.S. with intelligence on the locations of more than 120 terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.


  • Nov 23, 2001

    Congress Take Note: Local Control Vital to Good Education

    As the House and Senate conferees finalize their work on education, they should respect the American tradition of local control of our schools.


  • Nov 06, 2001

    Anti-free-traders Have Globalization All Wrong

    The protesters actually have it right; there is a problem with global capitalism that leads to poverty and anti-capitalist sentiment in the Third World. But the problem is too little globalization, not too much.


  • Aug 03, 2001

    Globalization Protesters Also 'Neo-Colonialists'

    I respect the devotion of the protesters and their desire to raise living standards in poor countries. But their main lines of argument rely on a condescending, paternalistic view of individuals in poor countries and the choices these individuals make.


  • Jul 26, 2001

    This Cut's For You

    Even as the first round in this year's tax debate draws to a close with the signing of the $1.35 trillion tax cut, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are already toasting the arrival of the next round of tax relief legislation - literally.