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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Talking with Tehran Has Repeatedly Been Tried and Failed

    Despite last week’s damning revelations about Iran’s continued duplicity on the nuclear issue, the Obama Administration remains wedded to engaging Iran, which has broken numerous attempts at engagement in the past. Yesterday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, responding to criticism of the Obama administration’s plans to start talks with Iran tomorrow … More

    Quote of the Day: WhiteHouse.gov on Fox News "Lies"

    For even more Fox lies… This is how the White House capped off a “Reality Check” on their website earlier today responding to commentary on the Fox News Network regarding the President’s trip to Copenhagen to lobby for the Olympics to come to Chicago in 2016. Rahm Emanuel, the Chief … More

    Obama’s Health Care Tax Explanation: Doesn’t Pass the Laugh Test

    The White House put out talking points on Tuesday in an attempt to deflect the debate on the multitude of tax increases in the health care plan working through the Senate Finance Committee. These tax increases almost uniformly violate (again) the President’s plan not to raise taxes on middle-income Americans. … More

    What Next? Empire State Building Honors Communist Anniversary

    Residents and visitors of New York City will experience an odd phenomenon tonight. The Empire State Building, a symbol of American strength, determination and might will be colored Red and Yellow to honor the 60th anniversary of China’s communist regime taking power. Lighting the building for special occasions is not … More

    DC School Reform Rally: When Parents Choose, Kids Win

    Today, in Upper Senate Park (across the street from the Capitol Building) thousands of kids, parents, and interested parties, cried out in unison: “Put Kids First!” Seems like it should be common sense, but, sadly, here in Washington, common sense rarely rules the day. The kids at the rally were … More

    Not Everyone Won the Cap and Trade Lobbying Battle

    The cap and trade bill introduced by Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) and passed in the is 1,427 pages and includes much more than a cap and trade system to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve been detailing these economically harmful provisions in our cap … More

    Boxer-Kerry Unveil Their Energy Tax Bill: Incomplete But Still Very Harmful

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Senate companion to the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation today and while many pieces are missing, the framework in place spells bad news for every American energy consumer, especially low income ones. Like Waxman-Markey, the focus is a cap and trade … More

    FEMA Encourages a "Show Me the Money!" Mentality

    “Show me the money!” is one of the most memorable lines from a movie—Jerry Maguire—in the last twenty years. Coincidentally, that movie came out in 1996, which was a reelection year for President Bill Clinton. Not coincidentally, President Clinton in fact showed them the money in 1996 when the Federal … More

    Obamacare: Day Five In The Senate Finance Committee

    On Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee resumed its mark-up of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. The Committee debated many highly contentious issues, including whether to add a government-run health plan to the bill, the role of comparative effectiveness research and rationing, and the scope of … More

    Congress Gives Itself A Raise

    Politico reports: Congress is on the verge of giving itself a bump in its annual budget — even as local governments, families and businesses across the country are tightening their belts in the worst recession in decades. Under a House-Senate conference measure, approved by the House last week and poised … More