Daily Policy Digest

Does It Always Cost $245,000 to Raise a Child?

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report this week detailing just how much a household spends to raise a child...

Social Security Needs Real Reform

Social Security needs an injection of $15 trillion today in order to earn enough interest to pay recipients full benefits over the next 75 years...

Why Are Catalog Orders Not Taxed?

August 18 is National Mail Order Catalog Day, a day to honor August 18, 1872, when Montgomery Ward issued the country's first modern mail order catalog to the general public...

Education Poll Reveals Drop in Common Core Support

While 65 percent of the public supported the Common Core standards in 2013, that figure has dropped to 53 percent...

Misleading Info in Phoenix Pension Debate

Taxpayers will save up to $1.6 billion over 25 years if Phoenix's pension reform is put into place...

Risky Business: Will Taxpayers Bail Out Health Insurers?

The Affordable Care Act established three mechanisms to handle insurers' risks: risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors...

FDA Onion Regulation Has No Safety Benefits

A new FDA proposal will impose heavy costs on onion farmers...

What is $100 Worth in Different States?

$100 is worth 40 percent more in Mississippi than the same amount of money in Washington, D.C...

Tax-Free Weekends: Good Policy?

Massachusetts is one of 17 states that have held, or will hold, a sales tax holiday in 2014...

Don't Give SSDI a Bailout

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund is set to go bankrupt in 2016...


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