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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Bloomberg and Obama Misrepresent Tax Hikes on Small Business

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    In the recent presidential debate, President Obama said that only 3 percent of small businesses would pay higher rates under his plan to increase the top two marginal tax rates. The implication was that job creation wouldn’t suffer, because so few businesses would pay higher tax rates under his plan. … More

    The $2 Trillion Question: How to Preserve National Security?

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    In the first presidential debate, President Obama criticized Mitt Romney’s proposed defense budget plan as “$2 trillion in additional military spending that the military hasn’t asked for.” Two parts of this statement require clarification and context. First, the President failed to mention that this $2 trillion increase would take place … More

    Medicare and Seniors: Answering the $6,400 Question

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    Opponents to Medicare reform have been making plenty of erroneous claims about Medicare premium support lately, one of the worst being that Representative Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) premium-support model, co-authored by Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR), would cost future seniors an extra $6,400 a year. This claim is simply false. Buried beneath … More

    Big Bird vs. Budget Cuts That Matter

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    America is headed toward a fiscal cliff, the U.S. military is being gutted by budget cuts, and the President has been focused on…Big Bird. After Governor Mitt Romney mentioned in the first presidential debate that he liked Big Bird, but might want to make cuts to taxpayer funding of PBS, … More

    Tyranny of the Majority: Darker Days Ahead for Venezuela

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    On October 7, Hugo Chavez won re-election as president of Venezuela for another six-year term. While accolades continue to pour in from Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, and other unfriendly corners of the world, there is no reason to mince words: Chavez’s re-election was a sad defeat for liberal democracy, economic freedom, … More

    FEMA Disaster Website Suddenly Less Transparent

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been out of control in its disaster declarations, and the Obama Administration has issued more of these than any President—costing taxpayers billions. The government has made this information readily searchable online, until recently. At some point in the last couple of months, FEMA … More

    Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Firms Subpoenaed by Federal Watchdog

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    The Treasury Department’s top watchdog has opened an investigation into a popular grant program that helped finance a host of green energy projects, according to a recent SEC filing by one of the companies under investigation. SolarCity Corp. revealed in its initial public offer (IPO) filing that it has been subpoenaed by … More

    Despite Arms Reduction Treaty, Russia Is Increasing Its Nuclear Capability

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    About a year and a half ago, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) entered into force. The Obama Administration ensured the American people and the Senate that the treaty would contribute to strategic stability between the United States and the Russian Federation. The treaty was touted as a … More

    WATCH: The Intelligence and Security Failure in Libya

    Nearly one month ago, on the anniversary of September 11, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. The Obama Administration’s failure to take bolster security in advance of the attack and its muddled response since then will be the … More

    Morning Bell: There Was No Protest, Only a Terrorist Attack, in Libya

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    The Obama Administration’s story on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens has changed yet again. In advance of a hearing on diplomatic security in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, more details have leaked out—and the State Department is now saying it never thought that the attack … More