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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    Reid 2.0: Even Higher Premium Taxes

    As part of Senator Harry Reid’s indefatigable effort to make each new version of the Senate health care legislation worse than the previous one, his Manager’s Amendment restructures and expands the health insurance premium tax included in the earlier versions of the Senate bill. The earlier versions would have imposed … More

    The Obstructionism of the Left

    Over the past few days, as Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pushed ahead on the most partisan piece of significant legislation in the Senate’s storied history, political leaders on the left have sought to blame Republicans for the failure to achieve passage sooner. President Obama’s political consultant in the West … More

    Left Now Admitting Obamacare Full of Budget Gimmicks

    President Barack Obama again asserted today that his health care plan would be deficit neutral chiding: “The argument that opponents are making against this bill does not hold water.” But while the President’s most ardent supporters are trying to explain to each other why the benefits of the bill do … More

    Congress Must Stop Kicking U.S. Security Down the Road

    Last week the Senate approved a 60-day extension of the Patriot Act as part of the 2010 defense appropriations bill. As Heritage scholar James Carafano writes in The Washington Examiner, it is far past time for Congress to grant counterterrorism law enforcement officials the proven tools they need to protect … More

    Washington Post: Obamacare "Unsustainable"

    The Washington Post editorial board writes on the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act tucked into Obamacare: But both the Congressional Budget Office and the chief actuary for the Medicare program have expressed misgivings. The Medicare actuary, Richard S. Foster, cited “a very serious risk”: Adverse selection — … More

    Samuelson: "Atrocious" Bill Is "Bad Bargain" For Americans

    Washington Post contributing editor Robert Samuelson has a must read op-ed on Obamacare today. Highlights below including links to the CMS and CBO reports he cites: Even if Congress passes legislation — a good bet — the finished product will fall far short of Obama’s extravagant promises. It will not … More

    Morning Bell: The Health Care Fight Has Just Begun

    The months long drama over the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care plan ended at 1 AM this morning when the Senate voted  60 – 40, on a strictly party line vote, to end debate on Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) manager’s amendment; a mere 38-hours after it had … More

    Reid 2.0: It's Still a Budget Buster

    The Obama White House and its congressional allies have tried all year to push their various bills through to passage by truncating the time between introduction and a decisive vote to the bare minimum. They figure the only way to get something passed is to minimize public review and scrutiny … More

    The Reid Amendment: Sweetheart Deals and Interstate Warfare

    Christmas is coming early for a few lucky states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska and Vermont. But their good fortune will come at the expense of other states. Overall, the government health care plan is still alive and well in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) manager’s amendment released this  morning, hiding … More

    While You Sleep: 1:00 AM Monday Vote Set on Obamacare

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has set the stage for a major vote Monday morning at 1:00 AM – one that would require the support of 60 Senators. That would, if all goes according to Senator Reid’s plan, set up a late-night Christmas Eve vote on final passage. Senator … More