Lift the cap on Social Security taxes!

A number of years ago, I was at a meeting in Washington, with a group of lawyers and lobbyists. We were discussing economic issues and the talk turned to Social Security. One well-shoed lawyer suggested we solve our problems by eliminating the cap on Social Security taxes. The way she saw it, at summer’s end, […]

Jobs numbers show sharp cuts in hiring

In a reversal of recent trends, today’s new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that employers have cut back sharply on hiring. Government cutbacks have already been slowing our nation’s economic growth and are now actively pulling employment downward, but the worst may be yet to come. The sharp across-the-board cuts in […]