NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
May 02, 2005
I am 63 years old. I could easily argue for maintaining the status quo in Social Security, protecting benefits for me and my contemporaries without regard to our country's future retirees. But I won't, and that's why I'm leading the National Center for Policy Analysis' education effort in Arizona. Over 70 million people not long ago were changing diapers, soon they will be wearing them. Over 70 million people will be going from pushing strollers to pushing walkers.
May 01, 2005
College students say they are worried about Social Security and fear they'll never see a return on their investment unless the system is overhauled.
Apr 28, 2005
Ten thousand baby boomers turn 55 every day for the next 15 years. Most are enjoying their peak earning power right now and billions of surplus dollars are pouring into the Social Security fund. However, those dollars are flowing into a "pay-as-you-go" system so they're flowing out just as fast as they come in.
Apr 20, 2005
If politics in Washington, D.C., seem especially rancorous to you lately, Fox News anchor Brit Hume would agree, but he also offers this tip: It's about to get much worse.
Apr 11, 2005
After six years of double-digit rate increases, fewer companies are paying the full bill for insuring their employees as more consider plans that put patients in charge of their medical spending.
Apr 06, 2005
GROWING numbers of policy analysts and politicians are saying that it may finally be time to consider a value-added tax as part of our federal revenue system. In years past, I would have been in the forefront of those denouncing the idea. But now, reluctantly, I have joined the pro-V.A.T. side. Here's why.
Mar 27, 2005
John Goodman, the father of health savings accounts, has embarked on another crusade. He wants a new form of corporate medical insurance that goes with employees who leave their jobs or get fired.
Mar 21, 2005
PRESIDENT BUSH'S bipartisan tax-reform commission had its first meeting. Much of the discussion focused on taxing consumption instead of income as a way of increasing saving and investment. It was all very polite and, you won't be surprised to hear, no one said anything shocking. And that, if you think about it, is a little amazing: It wasn't so long ago that consumption taxes were highly controversial. Anyone suggesting a reform that got away from taxing income or capital would have been ignored, if not shouted off the dais.