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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    Is Defense a Priority?

    Earlier today, in his delivered remarks on national security, the President forgot the name of Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He goes by Bob. The President called him William. He has been the Defense Secretary since 2006. If you watch the video, the President clearly realizes something is wrong with his … More

    Rule of Law: Good for Retirees or Only Terrorists?

    Today President Obama stood on the world stage and demanded that suspected terrorists be treated under the “rule of law.” In fact, he used the phrase “rule of law” eight times. It is now time for him to use the phrase “rule of law” when it comes to Americans. In … More

    The Left's Health Care "Competition" Farce

    Must see video from Verum Serum exposing the real agenda behind the left’s rhetoric about a public plan just offering “competition” for private health insurance: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ-6ebku3_E[/youtube] As Yale professor Jacob Hacker says in the video: “Someone once said to me this is a Trojan Horse for single payer and I … More

    Waxman-Markey Admits Waxman-Markey is a Jobs Destroyer

    The Center for American Progress claims “The Waxman-Markey bill will create jobs by spurring investment in renewables and efficiency.” And its true. Our own Center for Data Analysis study of the employment impacts of Waxman-Markey shows that the bill will create some new jobs. Problem is those new jobs will … More

    Cap and Trading Your Job In for Unemployment Insurance

    Title IV, Subtitle B, Part 2, Section 426 of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade legislation: An eligible worker (specifically, workers who lose their jobs as a result of this measure) may receive a climate change adjustment allowance under this subsection for a period of not longer than 156 weeks…80 percent … More

    The TARP Bailout Parade: Is California Next?

    During yesterday’s Senate Banking committee TARP oversight hearing, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) asked Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: So it’s your understanding that you have $700 billion to use permanently as you see fit? Secretary Geithner replied: I’m not quite sure ‘permanently’ is right. So then what is the right word? … More

    Tit for Tat, "Buy American" Starts Backfiring

    By now, you are well aware of the infamous “Buy American provisions” inserted into the $787 Billion stimulus package. These were even watered-down and reworded after concerns their language lead to outrage from many of the United States’ key trading partners.  In the end, language was added to alleviate international … More

    Patients’ Choice Act Features Key Conservative Reform Elements

    New legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC) features several important conservative principles for health-care reform that would allow free-market solutions to take root in the broken U.S. health care system, and give patients more decision-making power with their health care dollars. A corresponding bill also … More

    Cheney's Detainee Speech: Obama Got His Answer

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a straight-forward, no nonsense appraisal of what the Bush administration did in the wake of 9/11 and why. He detailed their strategic overview in plain language and without apology. He answered all of the indictments from President Barack Obama’s immediately preceding speech at the … More

    The Public Health Care Plan: What Seems to Be the Problem?

    Debunking the Myths Lower Costs? It’s a shell game. A government plan always looks cheaper, but the reality is that the true costs are hidden. Costs are passed on to providers in administrative costs and lower reimbursements, resulting in a huge cost-shift to private payers to make up the difference. … More