Restricting food stamps to use on certain foods is only fair if we put restrictions on dozens of other programs that assist people —to attend school, save for retirement, buy homes, take care of their children. Instead, let’s trust Americans to use that assistance as they see fit and not tell them how to live their lives.
World record-holding pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie of France jumps in front of the Eiffel Tower as he stands on the roof of a boat on the Seine River after a news conference in Paris, Thursday. Lavillenie will attend the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis near Paris on July 4.
The Medicare bill passed by Congress Thursday is an amalgam of temporary solutions to a host of health policy issues, special interest subsidies, and a promise of better health care for seniors. It may improve the way Medicare reimburses docs for the services they provide, but it won’t fix the problem.
Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have introduced what should probably be thought of as the first major set of tax proposals in the 2016 Presidential election season. While their proposals are unlikely to be enacted, they hint at the troubling direction that tax reform debates seem to be headed.