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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Obama's Long Road to Truth on Health Care

    President Obama has yet again shifted his position on the key question of whether Americans will be able to keep their private health care package if his proposals become law. The latest twist is this: many of you were going to lose private health care anyway, because it’s too expensive, … More

    Governors Beware: Cap and Trade will Squeeze Your Budget

    The current recession has caused many states to deplete their rainy day funds, and if politicians in Washington have anything to say, governors could see their deficits grow even further. The Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill will prolong and exacerbate the recession and stifle any chance of a quicker economic … More

    “Why Aren’t You For a Public Option?”

    That was the core question U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) directed to health expert Robert Moffit, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies, yesterday at the House Education and Labor Committee’s first real hearing. “If all of the health plans [including a government-run health plan] are on … More

    Space Program Deserves Full Funding

    Like cyberspace, space remains a critical enabler of America’s military power. Whether for navigating Navy destroyers through narrow straits, or guiding smart bombs to their targets, the military relies heavily on a strong presence in space. For this reason, potential adversaries, according to Secretary Gates, are investing “in weapons geared … More

    The Inspiration of Lady Thatcher

    In a small, but hugely significant move, leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, David Cameron, has formally constituted a new parliamentary grouping in the European Parliament. The ‘European Conservatives and Reformists Group’ is the first European parliamentary party dedicated to a model of European governance that protects national sovereignty. Already comprised … More

    Waxman-Markey – Last Minute Changes Don’t Lower The Price Tag

    The Waxman-Markey global warming bill – already the most convoluted attempt at economic central planning this nation has ever seriously considered – just got a lot more complicated with hundreds of pages of last-minute changes. Though it would take weeks for members of Congress to figure out exactly what this … More

    Morning Bell: The Road to Single Payer Goes Through the Public Plan

    President Barack Obama came a long way towards acknowledging the ultimate consequences of his health care plan yesterday. But he still has a long way to go before he comes clean with the American people. First, President Obama acknowledged that, contrary to his repeated earlier promises, his health care plan … More

    In the Green Room: Texas Senator John Cornyn

    After speaking at Heritage’s weekly Blogger Briefing, Senator Cornyn articulated why a public option does not lower health care costs, no matter what.

    The Logic of the Public Plan

    At his press conference today, President Barack Obama defended his insistence that health care reform include a government-run insurance plan, explaining: Why would it drive private insurance out of business? If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that they’re offering … More

    What Would You Ask President Obama?

    On Wednesday night, ABC News will air a special program entitled: “Questions for the President: Prescription for America,” in which Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, and audience members will ask the President a series of questions on his health care reform ideas. In fact, ABC News is soliciting questions from the … More