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    Medicare Trustees to America: A Bleak Future Without Real Reform

    On September 8, 2011—well after the enactment of Obamacare—President Obama told Congress: “Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And millions more will do so in the future.… But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And … More

    A Smarter Economic Policy Would Provide the Best Help to Veterans

    The President is expected to speak this morning at Washington’s Naval Yard about the importance of finding jobs for America’s veterans. Veteran unemployment is at an all-time high. The best way to solve the problem, however, is for Washington to change course. The best advantage the nation ever gave a veteran … More

    Why Van Jones' Anti-Tea Party Will Fail

    He talks about “rebuilding America,” but his ideas will do nothing of the sort. Last night, Van Jones launched what he’s calling the “American Dream Movement.” Jones, as you may remember, was President Obama’s Green Czar before he resigned amidst controversy. He was hired last year by Princeton University as … More

    Semantics: “New Revenues” v. Tax Increases

    If you’re following the evolving terms of the budget debate, the hip new phrase is “new revenues.” It sounds so much cooler than “tax increases.” Both parties are massaging their rhetoric in the debt ceiling fight, and the media are using the phrase “new revenues” to describe proposals to reduce … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Paul Ryan Addresses the Debt Crisis

    In a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) laid out his “Path to Prosperity” 2012 budget proposal. Ryan also discussed how the U.S. government reached its big-spending tipping point: By the end of the decade, we will be spending 20 percent of our tax … More