Jagadeesh Gokhale Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Mar 27, 2008

I’m glad that the Social Security and Medicare Trustees have started reporting the costs of fixing those programs’ finances permanently. They’ve been consistently releasing those figures since 2004, and this year, the costs are estimated at $102 trillion, up from…

by | Aug 6, 2007

The state of New Jersey just reported a $58 billion liability to its current and past employees on account of post-retirement health care benefits. States like California, Maryland, New York, and North Carolina have estimated such liabilities running into tens…

by | Dec 7, 2006

After losing Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, the Bush Administration is reportedly contemplating abandoning its long-held goal of introducing Social Security personal accounts. Now, chances are that changes to Social Security will include a collection of unrelated measures…

by | Sep 12, 2006

Laurence Kotlikoff’s latest article in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review has instigated a flurry of commentary on the state of domestic policies. Kotlikoff poses the question, “Is the United States Bankrupt?” Despite the colorful language with which…

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