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  • Monthly Archives: March 2010

    Obamacare Will Break the Bank, Not Cut the Deficit

    The White House and its congressional allies are trying to suggest that the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate proves that their health-care plan is fiscally responsible. But, in fact, the latest CBO projections confirm — again — that the President’s health plan would pile more another unfinanced entitlement … More

    Health Care Fight Is The True March Madness

    The public doesn’t trust Washington politicians—and those politicians don’t trust each other. Those two truths could doom President Obama’s health care bill even if it weren’t an unaffordable behemoth. The final health debate merges multiple story lines into one, just as March Madness does for an assortment of college basketball … More

    Obamacare's Biggest Losers

    A recent study by the Urban Institute, a prominent liberal think tank, lists “the biggest losers” should congressional health care legislation fail to become law.  Interestingly enough, this is oddly similar to an earlier Heritage Foundation assessment of the “biggest losers”—if the liberal bills  do become law.  Here, we outline … More

    Currency Policy: A Matter of Life or Death

    The execution last week of a senior economics official in the North Korean government over a botched currency reform reminds us of that no parody of repressive government can fully capture the backwardness and evil of the North Korean regime. If any good can come of such a perversion of … More

    Economy over Environment? Why Not Have Both?

    It’s a common misconception that a tradeoff exists between economic growth and environmental cleanliness. For decades Gallup has been conducting a poll asking about this very tradeoff. According to its latest one, “53 percent said economic growth should be the nation’s top priority, even if the environment has to suffer. … More

    Wyden-Gregg Bipartisan Tax Reform Would Enhance Economic Freedom

    In a time when the usage of the word “bipartisan” spawns cynicism among taxpayers across the 50 states, a recent bipartisan Senate bill stands out as an exception. “The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010,” introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), is a serious … More

    "America is Back in Asia!".... Uh, about that...

    After hearing ad nausea from the Administration that America is back in Asia after a presumed absence under eight years of the Bush Administration, now comes the caveat.  President Obama will cancel his upcoming trip to Guam, Indonesia and Australia – in the interest of salvaging his near singular preoccupation … More

    Lower Taxes Vs. Growing Entitlements - That is the Question

    The United States has set itself on a path of unsustainable debt levels with little political prospect to implement the policy mix that will turn this tide. What America needs is a government committed to generating real and sustainable economic growth and a real lowering of the fiscal deficits through … More

    Slaughter Rule Not Defended by President

    Yesterday FOX News Special Report interviewed President Barack Obama about the process for passing the President’s controversial and unpopular health care proposal.  Fox’s Bret Baier asked some pointed questions to see if the President supported or would even talk about the controversial “Slaughter Rule” being considered by the House to … More

    Six Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Raises Health Care Costs, Kills Jobs, and Weakens the Economy

    On the eve of the House of Representatives push to jam through the misguided and highly unpopular Senate health care bill, , the President continues to try and convince the American people that the health care bill would reduce cost while showing his commitment to creating jobs and improving the … More