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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    Video: President Obama Contradicts Senator Obama

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDznbhkamt8[/youtube] Today, President Obama once again repeated his assertion that he is not advocating for a single payer health care system (one in which the government is the sole provider of all U.S. health care services). In the past he has explained his new current position by explaining that the … More

    Cap and Trade: Giving More Than 100 Percent

    In 2007, during his presidential campaign, President Obama told Grist: I believe that, depending on how it is designed, a carbon tax accomplishes much of the same thing that a cap-and-trade program accomplishes. The danger in a cap-and-trade system is that the permits to emit greenhouse gases are given away … More

    Higher Energy Costs Means Fewer Jobs And That Is No Myth

    The Washington Post profiles Special Advisor to the President for Green Job Van Jones today. The article is a bit of a puff piece, however the Post does mention the unfortunate detail that despite Jones’ title “there is no official federal definition of a green job” but then the Post … More

    The Obamacare Pep Rally

    We will have a longer point by point fact check of President Barack Obama’s Porstmouth, New Hampshire, health care townhall tomorrow morning, but one talking point Obama made today, and the White House has made before, is that health insurance companies already ration health care so Americans shouldn’t mind if … More

    Astroturf For Hire: Left Does What They Do Best

    The blogosphere is picking up on the Left’s hypocrisy regarding their claims of astroturfing protesters at health care town halls the past few weeks: So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at … More

    Protecting America Requires More Than Diplomacy And Development

    What do President Obama and Chancellor Merkel have in common? They both believe that the defense part of a national security strategy can be subjugated to diplomacy and development. In the wake of World War II, German foreign policy became wholly pacifistic whereby wars can’t even be called wars. Germany’s … More

    Killing Opportunity Scholarships Is The Real Clunker

    Last week, Congress rushed to infuse an additional $2 billion into the “Cash for Clunkers” program on the grounds that it is wildly popular. “I’d like to see that program extended…I hope we can get it done,” stated Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). “I think the last thing any politician wants … More

    Obama in 2008: Obamacare Will Eliminate Private Coverage Over Time

    Last week after White House Health Reform Office communications director Linda Douglass appeared in a webvideo purporting to refute claims that “the President intends to ‘eliminate’ private coverage”, we documented statements from Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, and Noble Prize winning New York … More

    British "Green Energy" Plan To Cost 17 Times As Much As Benefits

    The Telegraph reports: The Government’s plans to increase the proportion of Britain’s energy generated by “green” sources is set to cost between 11 and 17 times what the change brings in economic benefits. The figures are buried deep in the Government’s Renewable Energy Strategy paper produced last month. According to … More

    Hypocrisy on Hate

    Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky has been closely following the politicization of the Obama Justice department under Attorney General Eric Holder, most recently covering the decision by Obama political appointee Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli to dismiss a voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party. … More