When it comes to properly judging a major piece of legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, it is important not just to examine what the law does, but also what else the law allows Congress and the President to do as a result. In this case, the passage of the ACA has made President [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 10, 2012 11:36 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 6, 2012 12:20 pm|
There is probably no single policy being seriously discussed right now that is more idiotic than raising the Medicare retirement age. Not only would this benefit cut produce only modest savings for the federal government, but it would also do it in the most inefficient way possible. It would save the government money but by [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 29, 2012 8:49 am|
Even though raising the Medicare retirement age is both deeply unpopular with voters and a terrible policy that saves the federal government only a modest amount of money, it is still treated by the Washington media as an idea to be seriously considered. During what little TV news I’ve watched in the past week, I [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:46 am|
By greater than a two-to-one margin, voters overwhelmingly oppose increasing the Medicare retirement age from 65 to 67, according to a new Washington Post poll. The poll found 67 percent of registered voters oppose raising the Medicare retirement age while just 30 percent of voters support the idea. On the other hand, 60 percent of voters support raising taxes on the rich.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 9, 2011 9:30 am|
The threat to Medicare is very real and pressing. Last night the President suggested he still wants to change Medicare in a way “some in his party” won’t like. We are seeing a convergence of deficit hysteria, a Democratic president who wants to have a “Nixon goes to China moment” with Medicare and powerful corporate lobbyists in pursuit of bigger profits.