Daily Policy Digest

Will Congress Refuse to Fund the Risk Corridors?

The new Republican controlled Congress may refuse to fund the "risk corridors" program in the Affordable Care Act, which subsidizes unsuccessful insurance companies...

What Many Do Not Realize about Businesses and Taxes

Many people believe that corporations receive excessive amounts of tax breaks; in reality, it is individuals -- not corporations -- that receive the vast majority of tax breaks...

Medicare Paying for Unnecessary Drug Testing for Seniors

Medicare spent $445 million in 2012 to test for drug abuse among seniors, a 1,423 percent increase from five years earlier...

Solar Plant Asks Taxpayers for Money to Repay Taxpayers

The Ivanpah solar project took $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to construct a plant in the Mojave Desert...

Unemployment Falls, But Americans Are Still Unhappy

The major gains by Republicans in the House and the Senate last week indicate that Americans are unhappy with the state of economy. This was confirmed by exit polls, which found just 35 percent of voters believed the economy was getting better...

Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core

Lately, opposition to the CCSS has come from teachers' unions, who are trying to remove its teacher accountability provisions...

Dodd-Frank Increases Likelihood of Bailouts

The Dodd-Frank Act, the epitome of the post-2008 financial crisis regulation, has strengthened rather than ended the "too big to fail" doctrine...

Free Trade Boosts Incomes, Reduces Hunger

Free trade -- the sale and purchase of goods free of tariffs and similar barriers -- has blossomed over the last half-century. In 1947, the average tariff rate in industrial nations was 40 percent; today, that number is below 3 percent...

How Will HealthCare.gov Fare This Fall?

It's no secret that the Obamacare enrollment website HealthCare.gov had its share of problems during last year's open enrollment period. While the site is reportedly stronger this year, there are a number of areas that might pose trouble for the Department of Health and Human Services…...

Pushing the Energy Boom Forward

America's shale boom has provided a remarkable boost to the otherwise sluggish U.S. economy. The oil and gas sector has added $300 billion annually to U.S. GDP...


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