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April 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers help preserve Medicare Part D

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers help preserve Medicare Part D

Despite the well-documented success of the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, a rule proposed earlier this year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would have negatively impacted Part D – jeopardizing access to needed medicines and reducing choices for Hoosiers.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…

September 02, 2013 7:16 pm
Tabulating cost of abortion restrictions 'sickening,' congressman says

Tabulating cost of abortion restrictions 'sickening,' congressman says

INDIANAPOLIS | A northeast Indiana congressman lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office this week after the nonpartisan agency determined his proposed federal abortion restrictions would increase government spending.

July 13, 2013 6:30 pm Related
Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Apples, cherries and other unpicked fruit could rot away if Congress doesn't pass an immigration reform bill soon, the nation's top agricultural official said.

July 09, 2013 5:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Misguided Medicare reforms will hit union workers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Misguided Medicare reforms will hit union workers

Right from the start, the Medicare Part D program was a phenomenal success. Providing prescription drug coverage for 850,000 seniors in Indiana alone, the health security afforded by Part D benefits union and nonunion members alike.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Losing employer coverage undermines health care law

GUEST COMMENTARY: Losing employer coverage undermines health care law

Federal officials recently made some discouraging predictions about the future of American health care.

April 23, 2013 3:18 pm
DOUG ROSS: NWI residents take a stab at federal budget

DOUG ROSS: NWI residents take a stab at federal budget

There's something eerie about writing about the federal budget for the Ides of March, considering all the political backstabbing going on right now. But there are good things happening in regard to the federal budget, too.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sequestration is no way to run a country

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sequestration is no way to run a country

The episode of sequestration – the $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that take effect today – reminds us of what happens when legislators cease to legislate.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

Economics is not an experimental science. We can't say to Congress, "Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government's budget." This is not what elected officials do.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: A first step toward an uncertain future

BRIAN HOWEY: A first step toward an uncertain future

The Tea Party set the agenda.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am
The charter school of thought

The charter school of thought

The debate over the federal deficit is going to involve a lot of rhetoric before the 2012 election is over, but numbers will be coming up, too. And so will charts based on the data.

May 12, 2011 5:42 pm Related
Coats says federal deficit, energy policy harming U.S.

Coats says federal deficit, energy policy harming U.S.

VALPARAISO | The nation's fiscal situation is one of many crises facing the country, Indiana's junior U.S. senator said Monday.

April 18, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: No consensus among public on federal deficit

GUEST COMMENTARY: No consensus among public on federal deficit

The federal budget deficit is enormous, and the national debt is growing. So the pollsters are asking the public what should be done. The latest poll I've seen was done for NBC and the Wall Street Journal at the end of February. I found it on the Web by searching "NBC deficit poll."

April 02, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: One year of broken promises on Obamacare

GUEST COMMENTARY: One year of broken promises on Obamacare

A year ago today, despite the objections of millions of Americans, President Barack Obama signed his health care reform package into law.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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