The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) announcement to be made next week has stirred offerings of how to "fix" Social Security.
On September 19, 2016, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, James A. Baker III, former chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and later secretary of state and of treasury, introduced U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, who then gave a speech promoting one of the new “free trade” agreements called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to both men, our country can only make one realistically constructive choice: U.S. adoption of, and accession to, the TPP.
Taking aim at the Federal Reserve's politically motivated manipulation of the U.S. economy, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump blasted the central bank's artificially low interest rates. He also denounced the “very false economy” propped up by Fed monetary gimmicks. Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, though, hit back immediately, saying Trump should not malign or even comment on the increasingly unpopular institution that controls America's monetary system.
Although supply-side economics produced two of the longest expansions in U.S. history, the current reliance on Keynesian economic principles — including the potential for negative interest rates — is being allowed to damage the economy.
The federal civilian workforce has ballooned since 2014 and is now at the highest level of Obama's presidency. Is there a correlation between budgetary problems, employment increases, and slow GDP growth? by Walter McLaughlin
Here is another great example of the death of common sense: raising the minimum wage to "help the poor."
Under the Obama administration, the national debt grows by $1 trillion every year, and when this catches up to us, the country will suffer greatly.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reports that he is “about seven votes short” of the 60 votes he believes would be procedurally sufficient to get a vote in the Senate.