On Friday, Republicans in the House of Representatives released a tax reform plan as a part of their policy agenda.
One again, the trustees responsible for overseeing the finances of Social Security and Medicare are warning that both vital programs face serious financial problems and policymakers should act sooner rather than later. The same warning has been issued year after year, but Washington refuses to heed it.
Everyone agrees that the federal budget process is broken. Congress has agreed on a budget resolution only once in the last six years. Fortunately, efforts are underway to improve things.
Some politicians are proposing to dramatically expand Social Security benefits for all future retirees no matter their income. That promise may be good election year politics, but is it really the best use of scarce taxpayer dollars?
We are saddened by the passing of former Senator George Voinovich. Sen. Voinovich was a co-chair of our Ohio Steering Committee as well as a member of our Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council.