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  • Monthly Archives: April 2011

    As Reform Begins in Massachusetts, Union Leaders Call Foul

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    As state budget reforms work their way through legislatures and courts around the country, a new front in the fight has opened up in an unlikely location: Massachusetts. Last night, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 111 to 42 to curb the bargaining power of state employees in an effort … More

    Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Seniors Prefer Ryan's Budget Over Obama's Plan

    The liberal attack machine is operating on overdrive to attack Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, but it’s failing to convince a large number of Americans, according to two new polls. A surprising USA Today/Gallup poll today revealed that a plurality of Americans over the age of 30 — including Gen … More

    Hysterical Attack Machine in Full Force Targeting Ryan Plan

    It seems like there’s a demagoguery machine working full tilt these days to churn out scaremongering from the left over House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) 2012 budget resolution passed by the House earlier this month. Much of it focuses on Ryan’s proposal to provide premium support to Medicare … More

    Pay-for-Performance in Medicare Could Do More Harm Than Good

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    Liberals’ solution to rising health care costs has consistently been to take control of health care decisions away from patients and their doctors and to place it in the hands of government. Obamacare does this by allowing unelected bureaucrats to define and reward value in the Medicare program, and the … More

    Will Panetta Provide for the Common Defense? Top Five Questions Congress Should Ask

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    The President plans to move Leon Panetta from heading the CIA to heading the Pentagon. As Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Panetta will have to be confirmed by the Senate. With the President’s doctrine for foreign policy and national security proving mostly a bust, the Senate should expect the … More

    Obama's Top Six Gas Price Myths Busted

    DC: GAS PRICES CLIMB TO RECORD HIGHS

    The same Washington press corps that hammered President George W. Bush relentlessly when prices were still well under $3 a gallon—well before the $4 a gallon peak, which lasted only six weeks in 2008—have given President Obama a pass thus far on the recklessness of his energy policy. In fact, … More

    Afghanistan: Is Pakistan on Board with U.S. Objectives?

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    Today’s Wall Street Journal carries a stunning piece about a meeting that took place on April 16 in Kabul between Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The article asserts that Gilani sought to convince Karzai to break relations with the U.S. and instead seek an … More

    San Francisco Gives a Tax Break to Keep Twitter in Town

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    When faced with losing one of the most brilliant companies in the country, Twitter, even San Francisco can have a moment of revelation regarding tax policy. Burdened with heavy California taxation—and San Francisco’s on top of that—Twitter presented a letter to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors giving them an … More

    Morning Bell: Pictures of a Budgetary Disaster

    Another budget battle looms on the horizon as Congress returns from recess next week to continue work on the nation’s finances and debates whether to raise the debt limit, now at $14.3 trillion. In the last year, no single issue has captured the attention of Americans more. And for good … More

    Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and Recusal

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    Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied Virginia’s motion to bypass the appellate court and go directly to the Supreme Court in its challenge to the Obamacare litigation. The Court’s decision not to hear the case, delivered in an order without comment, was not surprising. While the procedure exists for the Court … More