Author: Dr. Tracy C. Miller



June 13, 2013

Death panels? Of course …

Recently the debate about “death panels” has been heating up as Republican Congressional leaders express their opposition to implementing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) by refusing to appoint members to serve on it. The IPAB, which was referred to …

December 27, 2012

What Should Be Done About the Fiscal Cliff

Filed under: Economics,In The News - 27 Dec 2012

Everyone is talking about the “fiscal cliff”—the likely impact of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the planned cuts in government spending that are part of Budget Control Act of 2011. Much discussion about the fiscal cliff, and …

September 4, 2012

Does Paul Ryan Want to Take Medicare Away From Seniors?

Filed under: In The News,Myths & Lies - 04 Sep 2012

A year ago, opponents attacked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), claiming that his plan to reform Medicare would kill grandma by taking away her benefits. Mitt Romney, who, of course, has chosen Ryan as his running mate, is proposing similar changes …

August 19, 2012

The U.S. Economy Could Recover Faster If Government Policies Changed

Recent monthly employment reports have confirmed that this is the slowest U.S. recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. Four years after the recession began, unemployment is still above 8 percent, more than three percentage points higher than it …

June 27, 2012

On Public-Sector Unions: Hope for Struggling States

Recently, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin won a historic recall election sought by unionized government workers and their allies who opposed his bargaining reforms. Because Walker’s margin of victory surpassed that of his first election in a state known for …

June 18, 2012

Volcker Rule Is a Step in the Right Direction

Filed under: Economics - 18 Jun 2012

JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation’s largest banks, announced that it lost over $2 billion in trading over the last few months. This has emboldened supporters of the Volker rule, which prohibits banks that enjoy government support from making risky …

May 29, 2012

Homelessness: How Government Policy Makes It Worse

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 29 May 2012

By Dr. Tracy C. Miller

During a recent trip to Chicago, I couldn’t help but notice the large number of homeless people in the downtown area, including one homeless man pushing a child in a stroller. Homelessness was frequently discussed …

September 29, 2011

To Be Sustainable, Universal Health Care Requires Rationing

During the last Republican presidential debate, Herman Cain argued that, as a survivor of colon and liver cancer, he would have died if “Obamacare” had been in place when he sought critical treatment. It was a stunning statement, and it …