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Entitlement Reform

MARCH 5, 2019

Schilling Show Highlights "On the Edge" (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins The Schilling Show on WINA discussing his new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff,” and how imperative it is for Congress to reform the nation’s crumbling patchwork of entitlement programs.

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Are Senior Democrats Getting Nervous About Socialism? (Audio: Interview)


The old Democrats are beginning to fear the far-left new Democrats will hand President Trump an easy reelection in 2020. In an interview, Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna to discuss the off-the-rails proposals of freshmen Democrats, and how unserved Americans would be if the nation’s existing entitlement programs were radically expanded.

FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Touting GND, Democrats Turn a Blind Eye to Existing Entitlements Crisis (Audio: Interview)


While America faces a funding crisis for its current patchwork of entitlements, socialist Democrats are pushing for an impracticable "Green New Deal."

JANUARY 28, 2019

Unlimited Freebies and Asset Seizure: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Have No Shame (Audio: Interview)


Universal free college tuition, socialized healthcare, student loan forgiveness, universal basic income… the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls have an unlimited list of freebies they want to give out.  Plus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to seize the assets of billionaires. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN and discusses how Democrats have become so radical there’s not much separating their party platform from the basic principles of democratic socialism.

JANUARY 18, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Hammers Quality, Access to Care (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WIBA’s Vicki McKenna, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews dispels the notion that expanding government healthcare programs benefits consumers.  Matthews also says it’s not the uninsured, it’s Medicaid and Medicare that are underpaying reimbursement rates, which is driving up the cost of private sector healthcare.    

JUNE 18, 2018

The One Difference Between a Ponzi Scheme and Social Security (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the critical state of the failing Social Security program, and its similarities to the notorious Charles Ponzi scheme.  

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 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. 

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. 

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

A Radical Idea for the Food Stamp Program (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how President Trump has proposed replacing part of the food stamp program with a box of nutritious food. Matthews says the idea is well worth considering, especially as a state demonstration project. 

 

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