Those supporting the Social Security paid leave approach think this could be our best, most realistic option and reshape how the public thinks about government and our public safety net.
A new family leave proposal shows how people on the right have allowed the big government mentality to take up residence inside their heads.
Being unemployed has given me a fresh perspective on how the Social Security disability program may especially hurt those suffering from mood disorders.
The sad irony is that the law creating health savings accounts extended them to everyone in America, except those on Medicare.
If Democrats are so opposed to President Trump’s ‘cruel’ savings proposals, why don’t they put alternative entitlement reforms on the table?
The really radical and dangerous position is the idea that programs like Meals on Wheels are required to be part of the federal budget.
The proposed Obamacare repeal is a bill with no governing philosophy, for a party and a president who have no governing philosophy.
The government forcibly enrolls seniors—even wealthy ones—in taxpayer-funded Medicare. Trump should eliminate this government absurdity.
The fact that most seniors receive more in benefits than they paid in payroll taxes speaks to the urgent need to right-size our entitlements.
This year’s election reveals a bipartisan commitment to ignoring the national debt—until it becomes a crisis.
Doing nothing about Social Security is the overwhelmingly popular position. And it may well constitute its own kind of reform.
Young people love socialist Bernie Sanders. But his Social Security plan will make it harder for them to find jobs, reduce their earnings when employed, and erode their retirement security.
Chris Matthews is wrong: Social Security is not a fabulous anti-poverty program. In fact, it tends to take money from poorer people and give it to richer people.
The federal government shouldn’t direct more money into psychiatric hospitals that don’t address mental health patients’ true needs.
When government programs meet culture issues and human error, the system stays inefficient at best.
Meet the party whose economic case rests on undermining the most successful poverty reducing, prosperity creating idea ever known to mankind.
No matter how many government programs we create for mothers, nothing can compensate for freeing women to make their own choices.
We need solutions before too many people are riding in the wagon of government dependency. Once you reach that point, there’s probably little hope.
What specific reforms that are politically possible would prepare the ground for a real scaling back of the welfare state?
Mike Huckabee’s cheap awe-shucks populism isn’t substantively different from the destructive class-conflict rhetoric so many on the Left like to peddle.
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