On August 28 the New York Times published a provocative article entitled “Medicare: Not Such a Budget Buster Anymore.” Its thesis was that Medicare no longer poses the budgetary threat it was projected to just a few years ago. However, the financial problems caused by rising Medicare spending are far from solved.
In their new release, the "2014 International Tax Competitiveness Index," Kyle Pomerleau and Andrew Lundeen of the Tax Foundation provide a holistic view of the 34 OECD countries' business tax systems. Their conclusion: in terms of its corporate tax rate, the United States has little to celebrate.
Now in his sixth year in office, President Obama has made it clear he is not interested in serious reform of the major spending programs that are causing, and will continue to cause in the future, so much fiscal distress for the federal government.
As we honor the memories of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, we owe it to ourselves to prepare for future attacks. That means a strong defense and a budget that leaves us equipped for emergencies. Otherwise, another 9/11 could wreck the economy.
Back in February, when CVS announced that it would stop selling tobacco products, I wrote that CVS was looking for something in return: more access to the lucrative Affordable Care Act health care market. Now the New York Times is reporting that the "drugstore chain seeks to redefine itself as [the] health care destination for consumers."
It was revealed on Friday that the emails of Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations at the IRS, were backed up on federal government equipment and have been available to congressional investigators all along-if the administration had only chosen to produce them.
Perry has demonstrated that states grow with less, not more, government. That outcome by itself suggests that the left's efforts to destroy Rick Perry will not carry over to destroying the state itself.
Tax inversions can result in a greater flow of income into the United States. A company such as Medtronic, which is in the process of inverting , can expand its American operations at lower cost than can its competitors.