Entitlement Reform on Townhall

Peter Ferrara - Fri Dec 2

In New Hampshire on November 21, Newt Gingrich, who has just been endorsed by the Manchester Union Leader, unveiled sweeping entitlement reform proposals, discussed in a comprehensive, extensive campaign position paper now available at Newt.org. Those proposals reflect closely my own work over many years, discussed in detail in my recent book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Thu Dec 1

Republicans who accept a tax hike to get entitlement cuts will wind up with bad policy that crowds out needed reforms. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Wed Nov 30

Daniel J. Mitchell - Tue Nov 29

Here’s what you need to know: America’s fiscal crisis is actually a spending crisis, and that spending crisis is driven by entitlements. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Nov 28

What should be done about income inequality? That basic question underlies the arguments hashed out in the supercommittee and promises to be a central issue in the presidential campaign. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Nov 22

"Alice in Wonderland" was written by a professor who also wrote a book on symbolic logic. So it is not surprising that Alice encountered not only strange behavior in Wonderland, but also strange and illogical reasoning -- of a sort too often found in the real world, and which a logician would be very much aware of. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Nov 21

THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT reported last week that the national debt had surpassed $15 trillion, clocking in at precisely $15,033,607,255,920.32 as of the close of business Tuesday. ... more

New York City - Fri Nov 18

Greg Gutfeld's daily monologue dedicated to the #OWS protests and their national 'day of action' that took place November 17th. ... more

Donald Lambro - Thu Nov 17

Sen. Pat Toomey, the GOP's fiercest anti-tax ?warrior, stunned the supercommittee when he proposed raising taxes to ?break the impasse over cutting the government's monster debt.? ... more

Rachel Alexander - Fri Nov 11

It has become all too easy today to receive government assistance. Half of all babies born in the U.S. today receive food assistance, and half of all children live in a home that will use food assistance at some point during their childhood. ... more

Carrie Lukas - Tue Nov 8

Cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, supposedly the goal of the Super Committee, sounds daunting. When you put those numbers into the context of the total federal budget and our exploding national debt, however, you realize it shouldn't be so hard. The Committee's real challenge—and it's a doozy—is a political system that discourages common sense. ... more

Texas - Mon Nov 7

Beware: content, not soundbites. ... more

J.D. Thorpe - Thu Nov 3

Many – including the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd – have expressed outrage over Bank of America’s recent attempt to charge customers a $5 monthly fee to use their debit card. These people deplored the move and used it as another symbol of greedy Wall Street “Robber Barons” sticking it to the little guy. ... more

Brian Birdnow - Thu Oct 27

The Occupy Wall Street movement, and its host of copycat imitators around the country have garnered much attention recently. They have been largely lauded by the mainstream media, who have explained that the occupiers are idealistic youth guided by altruism and concern for the downtrodden. ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Oct 24

The mirror into modern-day America created by the "occupiers" who have taken to the streets reveals painful images and insights for those committed to traditional American values. Even without a clear, core message, most Americans can identify with the anger at those who have contributed to our broken economy. But many tax-paying Americans are equally fed up with the stream of complaints from the self-obsessed protestors who want their debts forgiven and the "rich" to pay for their "free" education. ... more

John Ransom - Sat Oct 22

Like every program designed by Obama, he reckoned we'd all get caught in the snare of government spending and have no choice but to continue it. Even liberals saw this coming, but did nothing about it and states now have been left cleaning up another liberal mess. ... more

Peter Ferrara - Wed Oct 19

A new consensus is emerging among Republicans for fundamental entitlement reform providing for modern, 21st century social safety nets. The new, reformed programs would actually achieve all of the social welfare goals of the current programs far more effectively, ultimately serving seniors and the poor far better. ... more

Crystal Wright - Mon Oct 17

Occupy Wall Street is NO Tea Party! The masses of people collecting in New York City, across the country and world in the name of OWS look more like riots (reminiscent of the 1960s free love variety) than a movement. Participants in this “inchoate” movement as liberal and conservative media have described it, have trashed parks, attacked police, set cars ablaze and paraded around topless in the name of what? ... more