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Social Security May Not Make It Another Four Years

Social Security May Not Make It Another Four Years

The problem with the long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare is that the problems have always been long-term problems. It’s always been easier for Democrats to pander to short-term objections to tax hikes/benefits cuts, and for Republicans to pay nothing more than lip service to fixes, because the day of reckoning was always in

Memo To Bobby Jindal: Republicans Have To Be the Party Of Austerity

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who recently announced a plan to eliminate his state’s personal and corporate income taxes, says Republicans need to talk about growing our way out this national fiscal swamp we find ourselves in rather than cutting our way out: “Our objective is to grow the private sector. We need to focus our

It's The Entitlements, Stupid

Yesterday I wrote a post responding to a Grand Forks Herald editorial that was, in turn, a response to a post here on the blog. In the editorial, Herald opinion editor Tom Dennis blamed Republican election losses on conservatives being insufficiently compassionate as measured by their support for social entitlements. I objected, writing that I

Being Right Doesn't Always Win Elections

At the Grand Forks Herald, opinion editor Tom Dennis uses the occasion of President Obama’s second-term inauguration to argue that Republicans haven’t been winning a lot of elections of late because they aren’t sufficiently caring. After referencing one of Scott Hennen’s columns here on SAB, Dennis writes that the problem with Republicans is that we

College Tuition Has Increased 1,135% Since 1978

If you track any cost increase over the course of several decades you’re going to get a large percentage increase. Prices inflate. So hearing that college tuition has increased 1,135% since 1978 might not immediately seem alarming, until you put that cost increase side-by-side with other costs in the economy. And then you begin to

Dalrymple: Funding For Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Is "Free Money"

“North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple makes four Republican governors who’ve decided to back an expansion of Medicaid to their poor residents under President Barack Obama’s health care law,” reports the Huffington Post. “Dalrymple submitted a bill to the state legislature last week proposing the state broaden Medicaid.” I wrote about Dalrymple slipping the implementation of

Democrat Women Promote Cloying Attitude Of Feminine Superiority

There’s two kinds of feminism, I think. One kind of feminist believe that women are entitled to all the same opportunities men are, but recognize that because men and women often approach their lives and careers very differently, unequal outcomes are inevitable. But the base belief is that women shouldn’t be treated as inferior, or

Obama's Labor Secretary: Expanded Unemployment Benefits Have Saved Jobs

According to Obama administration Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, America’s job picture would be worse off if it weren’t for expanded unemployment benefits. Because all that government stimulates the economy, you guys. We helped to provide, I think, some stop-gaps, and what I think about is, those two million people who would’ve lost their unemployment insurance

Americans 55 And Older Only Demographic Showing Job Growth

These charts, by way of Zero Hedge, are a sad commentary on the state of the national economy: What’s causing this? Probably a number of reasons. With fewer jobs in the economy, the most experienced workers are going to benefit. That’s going to be the 55+ age group. Also, policies such as the minimum wage

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