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MAY 16, 2018

Government Should Scrap Job-Training Schemes for Unemployed (Audio: Interview)


Are worker training programs a meaningful taxpayer investment for welfare reform? Dr. Merrill Matthews weighs in with Wisconsin’s Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN. 

MAY 11, 2018

Border, Fiscal Fights, Eminent Domain & More (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Point of View with Kerby Anderson and Penna Dexter discussing the week in review. They tackle the subjects of border security and immigration, the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the federal budget and Hill fiscal fights, and also eminent domain, with a new film debuting based on the Kelo decision.

MAY 10, 2018

Workfare and Job Training: Good Idea or Bad Idea? (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses recent welfare reform proposals that would allow job-training programs as a substitute for work requirements. "The only effective job training is on-the-job training," said Matthews, who also gets into a philosophical discussion regarding whether government has any role to play in vocational training. 

MAY 9, 2018

Obamacare's Skyrocketing Premiums Show Death Spiral Has Arrived (Audio: Interview)


As the average cost of Obamacare’s cheaper plans are up this year by almost 32%, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joined WBOB’s Ed Dean to discuss the trend, which he says is the death spiral everyone was warned about. 

APRIL 23, 2018

SCOTUS Should Reject South Dakota's Internet Tax Grab in Wayfair Case (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WINA's Rob Schilling, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the landmark internet sales tax case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, which was heard by the Supreme Court on April 17th.  

APRIL 20, 2018

Why Don't Republicans Care About Repealing Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


Voters are outraged that Republicans in Congress seem to have given up on repealing Obamacare. In a conversation with WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how states are pushing back against Obamacare, specifically the regulation barring insurers from offering comprehensive, nonqualified plans.

APRIL 19, 2018

Bloated Administrations Sucking Public Education Money Out of Classrooms (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WIBA’s Vicki McKenna, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews draws attention to how little money in school districts actually goes to the classroom and teacher pay.

APRIL 13, 2018

Census Citizenship Question Helps Count the Uninsured (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews says a U.S. citizenship question on the next census is not only germane but pragmatic for helping to count the number of uninsured. 

APRIL 10, 2018

CMS Report Shows Obamacare on Life Support (Audio: Interview)


In an interview on Janet Mefferd Live, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews analyzes a new CMS report showing a sobering view of Obamacare.

APRIL 6, 2018

This Week in Washington: Promised Tax Hikes, EPA's Pruitt, Trade with China (Audio: Interview)


On the weekend edition of Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Kerby Anderson and Penna Dexter to discuss the week's events in Washington. They tackle Democrats's promises to raise taxes, a brewing trade war with China,  immigration, and how Scott Pruitt is doing at the EPA.

 

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