From cronyist subsidies to an unfair tax code, there are several key fixes Congress could make to better serve the public.
Many conservatives no longer appear to care much for fiscal conservatism.
There is demand for child tax credits, paid family leave, and funding for crisis pregnancy centers but the Rubio-Romney plan is not the answer.
Under current policies, Social Security and Medicare will consume 85 percent of all federal tax revenue by 2050.
The president's new budget plan calls on Congress to tax wealthy Americans' unrealized capital gains.
We must face the reality that the debt does matter.
"Spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs, when we can't even pay for the essential social programs...is the definition of fiscal insanity."
Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling, while Republicans occasionally remember they're against big government spending.
The entire federal workforce is required to be vaccinated. So why is the federal bureaucracy still operating as if routine public interactions are a public health threat?
Are you ready for 30 percent cuts in benefits to keep the program alive?
The Congressional Budget Office warns that higher levels of debt will slow economic growth significantly in the years ahead.
A new report from the Social Security Administration expects the program to hit insolvency by 2035. Some experts say it could happen as soon as 2028 if there is a serious recession.
The president promised to protect Medicare and Social Security, America's biggest entitlement programs.
The details are reeeaaaaaally sketchy, but here's what we know now.
A Soho Forum debate over the trustworthiness of the $3 trillion trust fund
The president's first big rally was a greatest hits show that dodged many of today's biggest issues.
The federal budget situation used to be an emergency. What happened?
"Show me the majority for cutting spending," he says.
When the program becomes insolvent in the 2030s, the inevitable cuts will hit today's workers and retirees.
Being a presidential candidate means never having to say sorry for heavy-handed proposals to limit choice and promise free stuff.
The 2020 presidential candidate ran on spending cuts, troop withdrawls, and means-testing Social Security while primarying an incumbent Democrat 7 years ago.
Our fiscal problems aren't going away. In fact, they're getting worse.
Is the solution a "fertility dividend" that makes a portion of a person's Social Security benefit dependent on each of their offspring's earnings?
By 2020, interest on the debt will cost more than Medicaid. By 2025, it will cost more than defense spending. And that's just the start.
At this rate we'll get there before the end of the century.
Thanks to a design bug in a government transparency website, dozens of social security numbers were mistakenly made public.
Medicare will run dry even sooner. Do you trust anyone in Washington to solve this problem?
It's the conservative version of cradle-to-grave welfare.
Abraham Lincoln couldn't have dreamed that 21st-century Americans would still be paying for pensions created under him.
If Congress doesn't address its insolvency issues, payouts will need to be slashed by a quarter starting in fewer than 20 years.
A Troubling Number of Young People Expect Social Security To Be a 'Major Source' of Retirement Income
Twenty-five percent of young adults anticipate paying for retirement with Social Security benefits. The number should be zero.
The House Passes a Gun Measure Supported by the ACLU and Mental Health Advocates. Media Hysteria Ensues.
Bad reporting, and bad attitudes, make a sensible move to prevent the government from discriminating against certain Social Security recipients seem like sheer madness.
The cost of today's and tomorrow's lavish public pensions and entitlements will be borne by younger Americans.