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  • Apr 10, 2006

    Steps to Social Security reform

    Tax Day is right around the corner. And if you're like me, you're wringing your hands about how much we owe to the federal government. But whether we realize it or not, most people pay more in Social Security taxes than income taxes. And if the program is not reformed, the payroll tax rate will have to climb so high that the amount we pay today will look like chump change.

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  • Feb 27, 2006

    BushCare - The answer to ClintonCare, and a very good one.

    In his State of the Union address, President Bush devoted only a few sentences to health policy. But, to coincide with the speech, the Bush administration released a five-page document proposing health-policy reforms so sweeping and bold as to merit comparison to the scope -- though certainly not the content -- of Hillary Clinton's plan of a decade ago. If the White House is able to see its proposals through, it will leave a lasting and positive mark on American social policy.

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  • Feb 21, 2006

    ENERGY ANALYSIS

    DYLAN RATIGAN, CNBC ANCHOR: And for more on this "Hot Topic" debate, should the government fund and promote alternative energy technologies, we turn to Sterling Burnett. He`s a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He says the government should stay out of the debate. But John Ewen says there is a role for the government. He`s the senior vice-president at Ardour Capital Partners. And Mr. Ewen, I begin with you. What do you see the government`s role being?

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  • Feb 11, 2006

    Health care accounts?

    Central to President Bush's bold and sweeping blueprint for health policy reform is the expansion and enhancement of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These tax-free investments - which allow consumers to set aside money in special accounts to pay for medical expenses not covered by high-deductible health insurance polices - are a very good thing.

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  • Feb 09, 2006

    Beware False Profits

    For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own
    lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.--2 Timothy 4: 3-5 The Evangelical Climate Initiative today issued a brief report entitled "Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action." It calls for Evangelical Christians to reduce carbondioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and is signed by 86 evangelical leaders. Sadly, these good men and women have allowed their itching ears to listen to fables. Their claims are based on halftruths and unsound logic.

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