STUART M. BUTLER is Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC. He has been with Heritage for over 30 years and has worked with experts and lawmakers across the political spectrum on health, welfare and Social Security policy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown's Public Policy Institute and has been a Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Recent Stories By Stuart Butler:
When Health Controls FailJanuary 24, 2011
It will become clearer in the next few years that the costs and revenues of health reform are seriously out of whack, even if the new reform law survives repeal efforts. Exploding deficits and debt...
The Rich Don’t Need Social InsuranceJanuary 14, 2011
It’s time for Americans to rethink the purpose and the design of social insurance. Warren Buffet doesn’t need a monthly Social Security check or 75 percent of his prescriptions paid for by Medicare...
The Debt Commission Chairmen’s Surprising Hidden AgendaNovember 12, 2010
The sweeping proposal unveiled by the co-chairs of President Obama’s debt commission has left Washington insiders scratching their heads. If Erskine Bowles and former-Senator Alan Simpson were...
Age is Not the Only Number for Social SecurityJuly 26, 2010
Last week, Henry Aaron argued in this space that raising the retirement age to help Social Security's solvency amounted to a cloaked benefit cut. He said it's also unlikely to be much help in...