How Republicans Really View Social Security

This article originally appeared in Salon. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Democrats surprised or angered by President Obama’s apparent willingness to reduce Social Security benefits may wonder why his entreaty has elicited mostly a snooze from Republicans, who speak often of their interest in “entitlement reform.” I worked on Capitol […]

The Flood Insurance Fix

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon and Elizabeth Lowell The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expired last September 30, but Congress passed a temporary measure reauthorizing the program until November. That gave the House and Senate more time to battle over their own versions of[…..]