Testimonies, Speeches and Comments
The NCPA has a highly effective office in Washington, D.C. that sponsors Capitol Hill briefings, conferences and testimony by NCPA experts before congressional committees. The NCPA serves as a source of "outside the Beltway" thinking for Capitol Hill deliberations.
Feb 04, 2004
The current tax law has a bias against saving and investment. That bias retards capital formation and reduces productivity, employment and wages. In general, income that is spent on consumption is taxed once, but income that is saved is taxed as many as four times.
Feb 07, 2003
Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the administration's budget request for FY 2004. I would just like to emphasize at the outset that I am not an administration official and do not in any way speak for the administration. Furthermore, while I am generally sympathetic with the administration's philosophy, I don't necessarily support every particular of its budget priorities. I am here speaking only for myself and not on behalf of the National Center for Policy Analysis, the Bush Administration, the Republican Party or anyone else.
Feb 14, 2002
Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning on the question of raising the debt ceiling. I would like to make three main points. First, the debt subject to limit is a declining portion of the federal government's total indebtedness. Second, the debt held by the public is a declining portion of the debt subject to limit. And third, there is no evidence that changes in any measure of debt have a significant impact on interest rates.
Sep 17, 2001
As the financial world braces for U.S. markets to open this morning many financial leaders from legendary investor Warren Buffett to Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to President Bush and Vice President Cheney are calling on investors to be bullish and invest in America.
Sep 04, 2001
NCPA President John C. Goodman issued the following statement following Senator Phil Gramm's announcement that he will not seek re-election: