NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Jun 05, 2005

    Special Interests Look to Gain Most

    Congress should give American motorists a break at the pump in the pending energy bill, but special interests and legislators beholden to them are once again loading the bill down with pork barrel projects.


  • May 25, 2005

    We Need a Raise

    According to the Wall Street Journal, congressional Republicans are considering an increase in the normal retirement age in order to help finance Social Security reform. In the past, this idea has been very controversial and Democrats are, no doubt, salivating at the opportunity to slam Republicans for even thinking about raising the retirement age. But it's a good idea that shouldn't fall victim to partisan politics.


  • May 16, 2005

    If your medical costs are low, HSA hatches into a nest egg

    Steve Shirley wasn't instantly sold on the idea of a family health insurance policy that carried a $3,000 deductible. But when the vice president of marketing for Guaranty Bank regarded the health plan as something else _ another way to build a nest egg _ he changed his mind.


  • May 15, 2005

    Was the U.S. wise to reject the Kyoto treaty on climate change?

    The Kyoto protocol for the control of greenhouse gases arrived stillborn in mid-February, and the event was a cause for celebration for anyone who cares about America's economy and its workers.


  • May 12, 2005

    A Taxing Dilemma

    Lately I have irked some fellow conservatives by attacking the idea that a national retail sales tax can replace our current federal tax system, while at the same time endorsing a value-added tax as a new tax on top of our current system. To many of my friends, it looks as if I have switched sides. For their benefit, I would like to explain myself and assure them that I am still a conservative in good standing.


  • May 02, 2005

    HOW TO SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY: Private Accounts, Indexing Necessary

    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

    Students consider security of future

    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

    Two views of the Bush Social Security plan

    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.