NCPA Commentaries by Other NCPA Experts

  • Jul 22, 2011

    Obama's Debt-Ceiling Scare Tactics

    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

    Adapt or Die – Pat Boone and Jim Martin explain why Medicare cannot survive in its current form.

  • Dec 01, 2010

    Do Americans still believe freedom leads to prosperity?

    The Hill - Barry Asmus writes on the future of the United States' economic competitiveness.

  • Aug 21, 2010

    Chile's Way - The New York Times

    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

    Make taxes visible to voters - The Washington Times

    '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

    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.

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