The Atlantic magazine derided a series of economic studies estimating "unfunded liabilities" facing the United States at between $38 trillion and $200 trillion, determining through simplistic assumptions that U.S. liabilities are not a problem.
Detroit was once America’s most prosperous city, but now is an urban wasteland. A former Detroit business owner tells his story and explains how the city's economy was killed with bad policy. And, he warns, there are more Detroits yet to come.
Detroit, Michigan’s bankruptcy filing is causing fear that other major U.S. cities face a similar fate as they too are dealing with burdensome underfunded liabilities like retiree benefits.
The announcement by Standard & Poor's on Monday that it is revising its outlook upward is not only useless but counterproductive.
Obamanomics are to blame for the worst recession since the Great Depression; and the present fake recovery compares poorly with that in the 1920s when the government stayed within its constitutional bounds, reduced taxes perhaps 20 percent of their present level, and let the free market breathe once again.
Last week’s show trial of Apple Computer on Capitol Hill ended up being more of an indictment of the Republican Party than of allegedly venal Apple executives accused of tax “avoidance.”
Tax deductions are not subsidies. They don’t have to be “paid for.” Yes, they deprive the government of revenue, but that is essential for a free society in which people are able to keep everything they earn and decide for themselves on what to do with it instead of the government deciding for them.