NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Oct 19, 2006
Oct. 19--The federal government's release of its monthly consumer price index isn't something folks normally pay much notice. But Wednesday morning's announcement finalized the increase that 53 million Americans will get in their Social Security checks next year, sending Dallas-area seniors to their calculators to tally up the impact.
Oct 15, 2006
Sen. James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, has been taking a lot of heat lately for his skeptical stance on global warming. He's been called a "social dinosaur" for his failure to accept the politically correct view. Yet Mr. Inhofe is absolutely correct to be skeptical. As the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot said, "Skepticism is the first step toward truth."
Oct 01, 2006
KIKI, A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO and a legal secretary, had just moved from New York to a small town in Pennsylvania, where the cost of living was much lower. But first she had to find a job, which was proving surprisingly difficult. Finally, during the 11th job interview in which she was asked the same question, "Do you have children?" something clicked. She dared to ask how that was relevant to the work. The response was blunt. "He said if you don't have a husband and have children, then I pay less per hour because I have to pay benefits for the entire family."
Sep 03, 2006
DALLAS - America, we're getting fatter. And it is costing us: It's cutting our lives short, driving up the cost of healthcare and leading to less productive lives. And it needs to stop.
Aug 21, 2006
Law makes significant changes to 401(k)s: Employers will soon see plans in a different light. So should you.
The 401(k) is transforming. The pension reform bill that President Bush signed into law last week makes 401(k)s friendlier to workers and encourages employers to help savings-challenged Americans build their nest eggs for retirement.
Aug 16, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The pension bill that President Bush plans to sign into law on Thursday will give a boost to 401(k) retirement savings plans and impose tougher funding requirements that could cause more companies to freeze or abandon the old-fashioned pension that once was common in America.
Aug 10, 2006
NEW YORK - The 401(k) retirement savings plan is getting the biggest overhaul in its 25 year history.
Jul 25, 2006
John F. Kennedy believed that "an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenue to balance our budget, just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits." So he proposed income tax rate reductions, which the Democratic Congress enacted the year after JFK's death. Back then, Democrats were for them: more than 80% of Democratic senators and representatives voted for the Kennedy tax cuts.