Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted.
The debate over immigration to the U.S.
Social Security should cover all workers, including all newly hired state and local government workers.
Any changes to the determination and appeals process should ensure the following:
Employers should be required to automatically enroll employees in their retirement plans.
Government workers should continue to have access to defined-benefit plans.
Modifications to retirement plans or plan formulas should hold harmless current beneficiaries and employees.
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contr