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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    Tax Extenders: Excuse for Congress to Raise Taxes

    The U.S. House of Representatives will likely vote tomorrow to continue about 50 expiring tax incentives known as “tax extenders.” It must do so each year to prevent significant tax increases for some taxpayers. This year, however, the House will likely pass increases in other taxes to offset the supposed … More

    Carbon Dioxide Regulations Display EPA’s Arrogance

    Carbon dioxide is dangerous and a threat not only to human health but our entire planet. How do we know? The Environmental Protection Agency told us so, officially announcing that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are “the primary driver of climate change, which can lead to hotter, longer … More

    DC School Vouchers: What Would Community Organizer Barack Obama Do?

    Imagine if 20 years ago on the south side of Chicago two thousand low-income, predominantly African-American families were given an opportunity to take their children out of failing and violent schools and send them to a school where they had a chance to graduate and attend college. What if this … More

    Obamacare in the Senate: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cuts, Home Health Care and Entitlements

    Debate continues on the Senate floor on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (H.R.3590), and the focus continues to be on Medicare and Medicare Advantage. While proposing spending cuts in one program to create another, the Senate leadership is claiming that all of these Medicare cuts are … More

    China More Powerful than the United States?

    A recent Pew Research survey included a bizarre result: 44 percent of Americans believed China was the world’s top economic power, against only 27 percent picking the United States. Tough times have made people pessimistic and the media has picked up that pessimism and run, to the point of saying … More

    We Still Hold These Truths: The Rise of the Czar State Impedes Liberty

    This is the third in a four part series. Matthew Spalding’s new book, We Still Hold These Truths, examines the timeless principles and practical wisdom that have been the source of America’s monumental success. In this video segment Spalding details how the rise of Czars in American government – unelected … More

    Morning Bell: Obama the Czar-Maker Becomes the Ultimate Czar

    An innocent young girl rises from her bed in a dry, barren wasteland and watches as an earthquake violently splits the land around her, while a tornado rips apart a metropolis far in the distance. A tidal wave rushes toward her, and she jumps to a tree branch with no … More

    How the Senate Health Bill Creates Inequities Among American Workers

    The closer you look at the 2074 page Senate Health Bill (H.R. 3590), the more and more complicated it becomes. Forget that level playing field. As the Congress tries to figure out how to extend health insurance coverage to all Americans (They won’t, of course), Senate Democrats have proposed a … More

    Honest Medicare Budgeting in Health Care Reform

    The health care reform wallowing through Congress includes a ploy reminiscent of the “liar loans” prominent during the recent real estate bubble before its collapse. The bill cuts imaginary Medicare spending and uses the funds for real spending elsewhere. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) has blown the whistle on this charade. … More

    Aesop and Copenhagen

    A lesson on Copenhagen from George Mason professor Charles Rowley, who recently started blogging: A fox, caught in a trap, escaped by tearing off his bushy tail. After that, the other animals mocked him, making him feel so ashamed that his life was a burden to him. He therefore worked … More