Looming Entitlement Crisis Deserves More Than One Throwaway Line in the State of the Union

The State of the Union address is a venerable and useful tradition. A fulfillment of the president’s constitutional duty to give Congress a report of the nation as he sees it and recommendations of what to do next. And yet in many ways the speech has been bastardized from its original purpose. Long removed from…
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Obama Adminstration Ignores Its Own Advice on Fiscal Responsibility

Earlier this month the White House launched a Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment. The goal was to educate Americans of all ages about how to take control of their financial futures. The irony in all of this is palpable. How can the Obama Administration, which has increased the deficit by $5 trillion and passed…
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New Senate Study: Obamacare Adds $17 Trillion to Unfunded Liabilities

“May the odds be ever in your favor.” The phrase, made famous by the wildly popular Hunger Games, became all the more meaningful given last week’s Mega Millions drawing. As used in the book the words are at once sardonic and naïve. A mixture of stunning ambivalence to surefire tragedy and comic brio in the…
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Mayan Prophecy or Not, Democrats are Spending Like There's No Tomorrow

It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. Or so said R.E.M. At least they had the courtesy to turn their apocalyptic predictions into a catchy tune. Unfortunately, we weren’t so lucky in 2011, when Harold Camping incorrectly predicted (twice, we might add) the end of the world based…
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