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How Much Could You Be Penalized Under Obamacare?

How Much Could You Be Penalized Under Obamacare?

  09.26.2012
Penalties start in 2014 for those failing to purchase health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act. The fines will start as low as...
Why Congress Lacks Easy Control Over Spending

Why Congress Lacks Easy Control Over Spending

  09.25.2012
More than half of all federal spending occurs automatically, without any congressional debate or vote. 55.5% of the federal budget, about...
Many Americans Inhaling Billions In Tax Hikes

Many Americans Inhaling Billions In Tax Hikes

  09.24.2012
Slow recovery or not, here's one type of tax many jurisdictions have no fear of raising. State and local cigarette taxes brought in $17.1...
This Skyrocketing Cost Is 'Eating The Defense Department Alive'

This Skyrocketing Cost Is 'Eating The Defense Department Alive'

  09.18.2012
Health care costs for the Department of Defense have nearly tripled in the last decade, from $19 billion in 2001 to $53 billion in 2011....
A Positive Sign For American Households

A Positive Sign For American Households

  09.17.2012
One reason for our sluggish recovery from the recession is what Americans are doing with their money: paying off old debt. Total American...
The Doctor Will See You Now...Or Will He?

The Doctor Will See You Now...Or Will He?

  09.13.2012
There are more Medicare doctors, but more of them are limiting their access to Medicare patients. The number of doctors billing Medicare...
The Best Weapon Is A Well-Trained Mind

The Best Weapon Is A Well-Trained Mind

  09.11.2012
As a whole, the U.S. military is far better educated than the American population it defends. 82.8% of U.S. military officers in 2010 had...
Education Spending Not Buying Better Test Scores

Education Spending Not Buying Better Test Scores

  09.10.2012
The federal government has spent more than $293 billion in the past decade to improve student academic performance, on top of a combined...
Key Relief For Homeowners Continues To Conract

Key Relief For Homeowners Continues To Conract

  09. 7.2012
Though the mortgage interest tax deduction is defended as a popular benefit, 69% of the total benefit in 2009 went to filers earning $100,000...
What Outsourcing Looks Like

What Outsourcing Looks Like

  09. 6.2012
US-based multinational companies eliminated 1 million jobs from the US workforce between 1999 and 2010 while adding 3.1 million in other...
Social Security Keeping Many Americans Afloat

Social Security Keeping Many Americans Afloat

  09. 5.2012
One of every three Americans over 65 depends on Social Security checks to stay above the poverty line. Without these benefits, the poverty...
Gas Tax Fails To Generate Revenue

Gas Tax Fails To Generate Revenue

  08.31.2012
As 33 million of us hit the road for Labor Day weekend (AAA estimate), consider that although gasoline prices have tripled since 1993,...
Companies Increasingly Creating Retirement Buzzkill

Companies Increasingly Creating Retirement Buzzkill

  08.30.2012
Companies offering health benefits to their retirees are an increasingly endangered species. In 2011, only 26 percent of large firms (200...
Swollen Military Spending Now Faces Sharp Cuts

Swollen Military Spending Now Faces Sharp Cuts

  08.29.2012
The Pentagon, whose budget has nearly doubled in the past decade to $645.7 billion, may soon face new sequestration-related budget cuts...
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