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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    How Success of Private Fire Departments Undermines Obamacare

    As the debate over the “public option” for health care heats up, a new attempt to ridicule those with concerns over government provision of services has taken hold: the group’s sarcastic Facebook tagline is “1 Million Strong Against our SOCIALIST Fire Departments,” and the argument is that public health care … More

    Schumer's Amnesty Trojan Horse

    Ruben Navarrette has a thoughtful op-ed in today’s USA Today that tries to dissect the problem with immigration and border security reform. What we are likely to engage in, he forecasts, is “not a debate. It’s a distraction.” The bill being drafted by Sen. Schumer with the administration is incomprehensible. … More

    Morning Bell: A Sobering Wake Up Call

    Defending mounting job losses despite his administration’s $787 billion stimulus package, Vice President Joe Biden told ABC News George Stephanopoulos last month: “The truth is, we and everyone else misread the economy. The figures we worked off of in January were the consensus figures and most of the blue chip … More

    Townhall Stand Tall: Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK)

    Oklahoma’s lone Democratic Congressman, Dan Boren, opposes any law that leads to a government-run health care system. Moreover, should a health bill pass he pledges to join that plan, even if the plan for federal lawmakers is a better one. For his stance on the health care debate he was … More

    Today's Calamity: Will Cap and Trade Save the Planet?

    Last week, in our inaugural Cap and Trade Calamities, we laid out the exorbitant costs the Waxman-Markey cap and tax bill would impose on your family. But if it saves the planet, isn’t it all worth it? The fact is, our planet is not in the immediate danger environmental activists … More

    Townhall Stand Tall: Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) Applauded for his Anti-Single Payer Stance

    Versions of single payer systems have been tried in Maine and Tennessee already. Results were disastrous. No wonder, then, that the informed citizens at Rep. Bachus’ recent townhall event roared their approval when he said he opposed a single payer system. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs-jsHxc_zY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Solar Swindle

    The New York Times has a front-page story today on China outrunning the U.S. in producing solar panels. The high profile is due to the Obama Administration trying to spin what is nothing more than a race to see which country will waste more money. Solar power is a wonderful … More

    Video: Fact Checking the White House: Medicaid Rations Care

    Rather than debate the substance, the White House is in full campaign mode in order to label any opposition to its government-heavy health reform agenda as “misinformation” or “myths you’ve heard.” Case in point: The White House now has a taxpayer-funded Web site to “reality check” credible criticisms and arguments. … More

    Watch Barack Obama Destroy Our Country's Wealth

    Yesterday we linked to analysis from Naval Postgraduate School Associate Professor David Henderson detailing how the Obama administration’s Cash for Clunkers program destroys, on average, $3,450 of our country’s wealth every time a car is destroyed through the program. Today, Capital University Law School professor Brad Smith brings us videos … More

    More Auto Bailout Cash Tucked Inside Obamacare

    The Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors and Chrysler has already reached a staggering $110 billion. But even that is not enough money to undue the damage big labor has done to the industry. Tucked inside H.R. 3200 is yet another $10 billion in bailout cash. The Detroit Free Press … More