Rashi Fein, a Harvard professor known for his contributions to medicine and social policy, has died.
No one should defend the botched rollout of the new government health insurance web site. But the real tragedy is that so many were uninsured in the first place.
I question whether America is more innovative now than it was in the 1950s and 1960s, when our safety net was stronger and unions were able to bargain for living wages.
Finger-pointing Republicans say they lost the election because Americans want ‘stuff’ like health and retirement benefits. That’s because we paid for ‘em, writes J.J. Goldberg.
Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan is turning into a top Democratic line of attack. So why did liberal Jewish Sen. Ron Wyden reach across the aisle to work with him?
President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform is shaping out to be one of the party’s main selling point for Jewish voters in the November election. And Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan, champion of healthcare cuts, has only motivated Democrats to push the issue even more.
Mitt Romney’s pick of Congressional budget hawk Paul Ryan as his running mate could leave the campaign with tough questions to answer with key Jewish constituencies this fall.
My latest column on taxes, deficits and debt, “Taking From the Poor and Giving to the Rich,” has stirred up quite a bit of discussion, which is fine. Much of it revolves around the credibility of my numbers, which is unfortunate. Herewith, a guide to the websites where the numbers are available, so you all can check for yourselves. Included are websites showing—year by year: What percentage of the population took home what share of total national income; What proportions of all federal revenue came from personal income tax, corporate tax and Social Security-Medicare payroll tax; How much the federal government took in, how much it spent and what the surplus or deficit came to; How much of the federal budget was spent on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; and lots more. I also give you biblical sources to clear up just how much of one’s income the Bible says it’s fair to give over in taxes to support the poor and the government bureaucracy. Here we go: