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Tankosphere Today: Oct. 17, 2008

Posted By Todd Thurman On October 17, 2008 @ 4:03 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Still Not Enough Taxes to Pay for All the Government’s Needs Despite a (possibly short-term) victory in court, San Francisco’s Health Access Program faces an uphill struggle to provide so-called “universal” health care to San Franciscans. SF HAP, a.k.a. “Healthy San Francisco”…

Here’s what Obama adviser Jason Furman relayed to the Des Moines Register: [Obama] believes that one strong option to improve Social Security’s long-term solvency is asking people who earn more than $250,000 to pay a little more into the system. But Obama will not raise the retirement age or reduce Social Security benefits…

According to the Investor’s Business Daily, a Democrat controlled US Congress could attempt to drive Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) out of the market. They won’t roll them up overnight, the article says, but they could tie them down with lots of regulation and paperwork, and cap the tax deductibility of savings at a low level…

USA Today reports: The Chicago City Council has approved a historic deal to sell a long-term lease of Midway Airport for $2.5 billion. The winning bidder, Midway Investment and Development, will operate the airport and control its revenue for the next 99 years, making Midway the first major U.S. airport to be privatized…

What is innovation, exactly? There is an unresolved tension whether the source of innovation comes from big firm R&D or small firm entrepreneurship. I’m particularly fascinated with the question whether breakthroughs…


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URLs in this post:

[1] Nickel & Dimed in San Francisco Health Care – Pacific Research Institute: http://liberty.pacificresearch.org/blog/sid.nickel-dimed-in-san-francisco-health-care

[2] Be Afraid of Obama’s Social Security Plan – The Club For Growth: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/10/be_afraid_of_obamas_social_sec.php

[3] Save Health Savings Accounts – Adam Smith Institute: http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/health/save-health-savings-accounts-200810162286/

[4] First Major Privatization of a U.S. Airport – InsiderOnline: http://www.insideronline.org/blogarchive.cfm?month=10&year=2008#0BE4640E-913F-0A4F-975469C44D4A2810

[5] Six Faces of Innovation – Growthology: http://www.growthology.org/growthology/2008/10/seven-strategie.html

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