During Monday's Republican debate (transcript) in Myrtle Beach, SC, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich offered a bold vision for allowing Americans to voluntarily contribute the "employee portion" of their Social Security payroll taxes into perso… more »
I'm not a number. I'm not a line item on a budget. And I'm definitely not a pushover. But I am a voter. So, Washington, before you even think about cutting my Medicare and Social Security benefits, here's a number you should remember: 50 million. We are… more »
The Hill is reporting that "President Obama’s push to extend a payroll tax cut has united a rare combination of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats in opposition." In particular, Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the NRCC, is suggests that a… more »
It bears repeating that Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he could not guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not reached before the August 2nd deadline.
It bears repeating, as Senator Marco Rubio poin… more »
This could indeed be a "watershed moment" in America's awakening to the need to reform entitlement programs to prevent national bankruptcy. This is no… more »
America's fiscal need for entitlement reform is pushing the discussion about Social Security inexorably toward "means testing," a policy both the left and the right have long avoided. Both sides realize that means testing, namely reducing or eliminating… more »
Liberal media pundits are making a habit of responding to criticism of Barack Obama's "punt" on entitlement reform in his budget proposal by saying that "Republicans aren't tackling the problem either," so they're equally guilty.
There's a fatal flaw i… more »
29 December 2008
Editor, The New York Times
229 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
To the Editor:
Like many people, Ben Stein was assured that Bernard Madoff "never lost money" ("They Told Me That Madoff Never Lost Money," December 28). Unlike many… more »
The Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees said Social Security released their 2007 Report yesterday (summary HERE), and despite the occasional headline by the liberal or economically ignorant (was that redundant?) media about the two programs… more »
The following note by The Freak was originally posted as a comment to a prior blog piece, but it's so good it deserves a posting of its own.
First, let me state that I don’t take personal offence at what people write unless they make… more »