NCPA Commentaries by Other NCPA Experts
Jul 22, 2011
The Social Security 'coffers' are very far from running dry.
The Wall Street Journal -- NCPA Senior Fellow and former Medicare Trustee Thomas R. Saving says it's not accurate for the Administration to threaten that the Social Security 'coffers' will be empty by August third if Congress fails to act by then on the debt ceiling.
Jun 02, 2011
Townhall.com – Pat Boone and Jim Martin explain why Medicare cannot survive in its current form.
Dec 01, 2010
The Hill - Barry Asmus writes on the future of the United States' economic competitiveness.
Aug 21, 2010
Over the next two decades, 78 million Americans will quit working, quit paying into the Social Security system and start drawing benefits, straining the resources of our public pension system.
Aug 18, 2010
'Painless' taxation makes big government possible
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.
Jul 21, 2010
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
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
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
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
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.