Perhaps the oft-repeated truism that the biggest fear of Tea Party Republicans is that people will actually be happy with ACA -- and thereby fatally undermine their goal of dismantling the social safety net -- is correct.
Imagine how many people would have walked away from getting a subprime mortgage if the broker had told them, "The rate on this loan is 2% higher than you qualify for, because I
make more money that way."
The technology to fix the Federal Employees Retirement System isn't a pipe dream. It's ready to use, right now. It's time to solve this problem once and for all for federal employees, its retirees and the American taxpayer.
Eric Cantor recently unveiled his calendar for the first session of the next Congress, one that has the House in session for fewer days than during any first session in the past decade. Something has to give, but it's not clear what that will be.
We've been hearing a lot of talk from both Democrats and Republicans characterizing "oversight" as a dangerous weapon in the wake of the election. But from our perspective, both sides need to take a different tack.
The problems with Congress are not just ideological, they are institutional. It has failed to adapt to the modern era. Our national challenge is cut out for millennials: On November 2, you must show the rest of us that teams perform better than solo acts.
Haven't we heard this story before? It features a high-pressure sales force persuading consumers in search of the American dream to go deep into debt to purchase a product of often dubious value. Default rates are sky high. Taxpayer money is squandered. Top executives walk away with fortunes.