NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 10-21-2009

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Economic Issues

IS POVERTY AT 40 MILLION -- OR 47 MILLION?

It's very difficult to determine who's in poverty based on the national one-size-fits-all calculation used by the Census Bureau, however, the new formula still overstates the rate by 25 percent, says Pamela Villarreal, a senior policy analyst with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

MSNBC.COM

State and Local Issues

THE STATE OF JOBLESSNESS

Michigan is teaching other states how not to govern, say observers...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

IF IT'S SO URGENT, WHY WOULD TWO ELECTIONS PASS BEFORE HEALTH REFORM TAKES EFFECT?

By the time Americans experience the effects of ObamaCare (except for the tax increases), not only will President Obama have run for re-election, but so will two-thirds of the senators -- and every House member will have been up for re-election twice, says researcher Robert A. Book...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

State and Local Issues

STIMULUS STRINGS WILL HOBBLE WASHINGTON STATE BUDGET OPTIONS IN 2010

Washington state legislators cannot make cuts to certain areas of next year's budget due to their acceptance of federal stimulus dollars last April, says Amber Gunn, Director of the Economic Policy Center for the of Evergreen Freedom Foundation...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Economic Issues

ECONOMICS IN THE RED ZONE

The massive expansion of U.S. borrowing, both public and private, that has occurred in the past year is already pushing the United States fiscal situation to a very dangerous place, say observers...

NATIONAL REVIEW

Immigration Issues

IMMIGRANT SCIENTISTS CREATE JOBS AND WIN NOBELS

Graduate and postgraduate student immigrants are essential to creating new, well-paid jobs in our economy, says Susan Hockfield, President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

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