NCPA Commentaries by Other NCPA Experts
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.
Dec 12, 2001
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
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
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
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.