Rachel Greszler is a senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis.

My Articles

September 20, 2018, 5:05 PM EDT
The economy is thriving under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Wages are up, scores of jobs are being created, and small businesses are more optimistic than ever about the future.
August 29, 2018, 10:16 AM EDT
Imagine if Congress wanted to issue $4 trillion in new debt in hopes of leveraging it to help pay down its existing $16 trillion in public debt.
August 27, 2018, 8:48 AM EDT
Social Security takes a whopping 12.4 percent of American workers’ paychecks, but a new backgrounder by The Heritage Foundation shows that workers are getting a bad deal from the program.
July 20, 2018, 9:08 AM EDT
This year marks the first time in more than a quarter-century that Social Security has had to dip into its trust fund balance.
July 17, 2018, 10:05 AM EDT
Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees hit public-sector unions like a bombshell.
June 21, 2018, 3:37 PM EDT
If a 10 percent tax on restaurant meals wasn’t enough to jack up the cost of dining in Washington, D.C., city residents just voted for a 275 percent increase in the minimum wage for tipped workers.
April 27, 2018, 2:35 PM EDT
Generous pensions have always been a prime perk of government jobs. Now those pensions are causing government layoffs, reduced services, and tax increases.
April 10, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT
Tuesday is supposedly “Equal Pay Day,” but what does that mean?
March 21, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT
Economic studies consistently show that higher minimum wages lead to higher unemployment, particularly among teenagers.
March 12, 2018, 2:29 PM EDT
Making loans to private individuals or entities has no foundation in the Constitution, but that doesn’t stop government from using lending to encourage desirable behaviors, such as investing in a college education or buying a home.
November 27, 2017, 10:56 AM EST
How will you fare if the GOP tax plan is enacted?
November 8, 2017, 10:10 AM EST
It’s hard to cut back on federal employees, but a new bill making its way through the House would make it a little bit easier.
October 12, 2017, 3:12 PM EDT
One of the many reasons we need tax reform is that our current system encourages bad economic policy at the state level and subsidizes wealthy individuals.
August 9, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT
Montgomery County, Maryland, would have passed a $15 minimum wage if it wasn’t for County Executive Ike Leggett.
May 2, 2017, 9:50 AM EDT
The massive omnibus bill would fund gov't through Sept. 30.
February 24, 2017, 3:44 PM EST
These plans are not the type of retirement security workers desire.
November 18, 2016, 12:42 PM EST
The UMWA is lobbying hard for a taxpayer bailout now too.
October 14, 2016, 4:00 PM EDT
U.S. gov'ts have promised pensions to their employees, but can’t afford to pay.
September 14, 2016, 9:28 AM EDT
Banks don’t give loans to just any entrepreneur that walks in the door.
September 6, 2016, 10:28 AM EDT
Why does Puerto Rico need help?