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  • Monthly Archives: October 2009

    Gore Vidal Wishes He Had "Murdered" President Bush

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O2ke-AuJkQ[/youtube] The supposed assassination of a U.S. president is no laughing matter.  All Americans of all political persuasions hold sacred the safety of our elected leaders.  When baby boomers remember where they were on November 22, 1963, they don’t associate that remorse with a particular Kennedy policy, they merely know … More

    The House Health Bill: Federal Control Over Americans' Insurance

    The House health bill (H.R. 3962) creates a new minimum federal standard benefit package that will eventually apply to nearly all health plans, and establishes a new “Health Benefits Advisory Committee”. The Committee, housed within HHS, will make detailed recommendations, which the Secretary of HHS would then impose on all … More

    CO2's Political Fingerprint

    Unless they had explicitly named them, the Senate’s Kerry-Boxer and the House’s Waxman-Markey global warming bills could not have been better designed to inflict more pain on the states that swung red in the last election than on those that went blue. The American Clean Energy and Security Act in … More

    Morning Bell: The Pelosi Blueprint for Government Run Health Care

    The new House health care bill (H.R. 3962) unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) yesterday clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. As written, the bill purports to cost only $1.05 trillion over the first ten years and is paid for by over $700 billion in tax increases … More

    Guest Blogger: Wally Herger (R-CA) on Maintaining U.S. Competitiveness

    Three years ago the U.S. finished negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia that would have given American businesses reciprocal access to the Colombian market that Colombian companies have been receiving for years. Two years later, in an unprecedented move, Speaker Pelosi denied the FTA an up or down … More

    The House Health Care Bill: The Mandates

    The new House bill, H.R. 3962, builds on its predecessor from July in increasing the financial burden on low-income and moderate-income Americans. The Individual Mandate. Like the earlier version, this bill requires the uninsured to pay an extra income tax — 2.5% of adjusted gross income above the filing threshold, … More

    Tax, Not Treat: Pelosi’s Halloween Nightmare

    Just in time for Halloween, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats gave birth to a giant, 1,990-page spawn of health care reform, lovingly titled the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Lurking within, though, are 13 new tax hikes (yes, 13) that will strike at the heart of the … More

    The House Health Care Bill: A $700 Billion Tax Hike

    The New House Health Care Plan has several tax increases that will cost taxpayers $700 billion in the next ten years. Several of these taxes are new and were not in the earlier House bills. The Surtax The new Pelosi plan establishes a 5.4% surtax on joint filers with over … More

    The House Health Care Bill: New Taxpayer Subsidies

    The President promised that health care “reform” would expand coverage and choices for American families. Unfortunately, after a preliminary review of the “affordability credits” in the newly unveiled House bill (HR 3962), the opposite will occur. These credits limit access, limit choice and are administratively bound to fail. Limits Access. … More

    The New House Health Bill: Latest Version of the Public Plan

    The new House bill ( H.R. 3962) contains a slightly revised version of the “public option”, a new government run health plan designed to compete against private health plans. Pool of Eligible Enrollees. Under the original House tri-committee legislation ( H.R. 3200), in year one (2013), individuals and employers with … More