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Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>

Making Medicaid recipients look for work may have unintended consequences

December 10th, 2017

In response to your Wednesday editorial on a work requirement for Medicaid: This would probably save money, but I do not know if that is a great idea. Among other things it seems strange to require the ill to work. It would, however, demonstrate to those who demand an unconditional “right” to medical care that when they take it, they lose the rights to anything else. As President G...Read More >>

Right-wing narrative on taxes is pure fiction

December 10th, 2017

I’m writing to address the contentions in Thomas Hurd’s letter titled “Tax code,” mainly because they’re so inaccurate. He says, “The taxpayers of low-tax states (such as Nevada) should not have to subsidize spendthrift states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and others.” Now for the truth. The five least federally dependent states...Read More >>

Liberal hyperbole over Donald Trump, Republicans is way over the top

December 10th, 2017

Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi stated that the GOP tax bill was “Armageddon … the end of the world.” Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, stated that “Trump’s dangerous tax reforms could kill 10,000 people a year.” Let’s say, God forbid, Kim Jong-un succeeds in arming ...Read More >>

EDITORIAL: Republicans vow to tackle entitlement reform

December 10th, 2017

For years, many lawmakers of both parties have understood that the nation’s long-term fiscal health depends upon entitlement reform. Yet the political will necessary to actually do something has yet to materialize, and demagoguery reigns. Is there a tiny, tiny chance that things may change? Let’s hope. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid currently absorb nearly 58 percent of fed...Read More >>