Daily Policy Digest

Despite Steady Temperatures, Policymakers Plow Forward with Climate Change Agenda

While pundits continue to talk about the dangers of global warming, the globe actually hasn't seen warming since 1998...

It Costs More to Make Pennies and Nickels than They're Worth

It costs the government 1.7 cents to make a penny and more than 8 cents to make a nickel...

Economic Benefits of Fracking and Horizontal Drilling

Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques have opened American shale and allowed the United States to capitalize on its vast oil and gas resources...

Is Obamacare Responsible for a Spending Slowdown?

Has Obamacare slowed health care cost growth?...

Increasing Investment with Bonus Depreciation

When businesses make investments (such as purchasing equipment or buildings), they cannot deduct the full cost of those expenses in the same way that they would with other types of expenses...

Not All Income Tax-Free States Are Alike

Sales and property tax rates vary among the states with no income taxes, and some people may be better off by moving from one state to another...

Hospital Consolidation Has a Price

Hospital and physician practice consolidation can better coordinate care, but it also increases costs...

Is Adding 300,000 Jobs Unusual?

Pundits cheered this month when the Department of Labor announced 321,000 jobs were added in the month of November...

Work Requirement Exemptions Extended for 2015

Residents in 28 states will be exempted from work requirements to receive food stamps...

Spending Projections for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

$305 billion was spent on Medicaid this year, a figure that will skyrocket to $570 billion in 2024...


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