LPA Foundation

Issues Forum

A discussion on the political issues facing our nation. The topics discussed in the Issues Forum range from social security reform to education plans, and focus on the opinions of the presidential candidates.
Presidential Issues: Health Care

Health Care

The dangers of Clinton’s prescription drug plan

September 28, 2016
By Joel M. Zinberg

“Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Lowering Prescription Drug Costs” — a campaign briefing — is a blueprint for destroying our pharmaceutical industry. And it isn’t just drug companies that should be scared. The plan sets a precedent for destructive command and control in every part of the economy. Citing ACA provisions that limit health insurance companies’ […]

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Presidential Issues: Labor


How the Next President Can Improve Labor and Employment Policy

September 26, 2016
By Trey Kovacs

With the presidential election heading into the first debate, what can the next president do to improve national labor and employment policy? The single most important action the president can make is appoint competent, non-partisan officials to the primary federal labor agencies—the Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It is necessary […]

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Presidential Issues: Taxes


Details and Analysis of the Donald Trump Tax Reform Plan, September 2016

September 23, 2016
By Alan Cole

Last Thursday in New York, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump released a tax reform plan. The plan would reform the individual income tax code by lowering marginal tax rates on wages, investment, and business income. Furthermore, it would broaden the individual income tax base. The plan would also lower the corporate income tax rate […]

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Advisor Veronique de Rugy

Advisor Veronique de Rugy

A Few Thoughts on Trump’s Economic Speech

September 20, 2016

Donald Trump delivered another economic speech last week. Like his previous speech in Detroit, his delivery was pretty effective and so was his rhetoric. I thought he did a better job at being less gloomy about the state of the country; he even sounded excited at times about its future. That said, Trump’s overall plan […]

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Presidential Issues: Regulations


But Donald Trump Was Right – Heinz Ketchup Is Why We Can Kill FDA Food Regulations

September 19, 2016
By Tim Worstall

On Thursday the Trump campaign released a document that discussed, recommended even, killing off certain regulations that hamper the US economy. One of these referred to the FDA Food Police – the idea that we’re not all going to be poisoned by unscrupulous capitalists if we have just a little bit less of bureaucratic oversight […]

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