Daily Policy Digest

Average U.S. Workers Pay 30 Percent of Earnings in Taxes

The average American earner faces an individual income tax and a payroll tax equal to 31.3 percent of his pre-tax income...

Court Strikes Down Recess Appointments

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) without Senate confirmation were illegal...

Low-wage Employees Face Shrinking Workweeks

Low-wage workers are working an average hour per week less than they did in 2007, losing approximately $500 a year...

Medicaid Wasted $14.4 Billion in Improper Payments

Billions of dollars in Medicaid payments were made for treatments that were never provided or services that were not covered by the Medicaid program...

Uber Undermines Argument for Regulation

While taxi drivers across the globe go on strike to protest Uber, the internet-based passenger transport service continues to enjoy great success...

Cutting Down on Welfare Abuse in Indiana

Indiana's crackdown on unlawful welfare benefit spending has been a success...

Sugar Subsidies: Not So Sweet

If the federal sugar program were eliminated, businesses dependent on sugar, such as confectioners, would be able to add up to 20,000 new jobs...

57 Percent of Young Mothers Unmarried

An increasing number of young women are unmarried when they have their first child...

Understanding Medicaid Provider Fees

To increase funding, 49 states institute provider fees, commonly called "hospital taxes" or "bed taxes"...

Record Number of Americans Renounce U.S. Citizenship

The 1,001 U.S. citizens and green-card holders renouncing their citizenship in the first quarter of 2014 is on pace to surpass the 2,999 renunciations last year...


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