Bernie Sanders to propose cancelling $1.6 trillion in U.S. student loan debt

June 24, 2019 | National Post

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will propose on Monday eliminating all $1.6 trillion of student debt held in the United States, a significant escalation of the policy fight in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary two days before the candidates’ first debate in Miami.

Democrats can’t ‘pay for’ any new programs when they can’t even fund Social Security

June 24, 2019 | Daily Caller

As the 2020 Democratic primary heats up, candidates are tossing out expensive new proposals like President Trump passes out paper towels in Puerto Rico.

Why so many people (mistakenly) believe Social Security adds to the deficit

June 24, 2019 | Forbes

Earlier this week, in a dark basement theater deep in New York’s Soho neighborhood, I discussed Social Security in an Oxford-style debate sponsored by the libertarian Reason magazine.

Texas to peek over shoulders of public funds

June 24, 2019 | Pensions & Investments

On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 322, mandating public pension funds to provide "comprehensive analysis of the retirement system's investment process that covers all asset classes," according to the text of the law.

California 75% probability of financial crisis in next recession

June 24, 2019 | American Thinker

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) estimates there is a 75 percent probability that the state’s next recession will result in a severe financial crisis.  

Repeating the same pension mistakes

June 24, 2019 | Northwest Herald (Illinois)

In April, DeKalb School District 428 Board members approved two four-year contracts for administrators that will give them 6% raises in each of the last years before they retire.

The US deficit is much larger than official estimates – if hidden costs are taken into account

June 24, 2019 | South China Morning Post

 Unless the mix of spending changes, the debt-to-GDP ratio will continue to grow, foretelling disaster.

Student loans were canceled? Great, but you may still owe taxes on that debt

June 24, 2019 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

The reason students may still owe tax? Private student loans are treated differently from federal loans, especially when discharged.

College costs are out of control. Here’s what can be done

June 24, 2019 | The Daily Signal

American colleges and universities are failing in one of their most basic missions: to equip students with the tools they need for a career.

Breaking taxpayer serfdom to the government-employee unions

June 21, 2019 | Yankee Institute for Public Policy (Connecticut)

Governor Lamont’s expensive accounting gimmick to buy a little more breathing room in the upcoming biennial budget reveals more than just bad fiscal instincts.

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