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    Another Federal Bailout?

    First Bear Stearns, then Fannie and Freddie … and now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? Last week Massachusetts received another short-term extension of its Medicaid waiver—which in part funds the state’s health care reform — until next Monday (July 28th) because the terms and conditions of its renewal are still pending. … More

    No Credit to Congress: House Judiciary Committee Votes on Price Controls

    In 1979, Robert Schuettinger and Eamonn Butler wrote a book called “Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls,” detailing 4,000 years of disastrous attempts by government to control market prices. Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on adding a 41st century to that litany of failure. The target: credit … More

    A Funny Bit of Entitlements Nonsense from the U.S. Navy

    Russell Beland is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His piece in the Washington Post over the weekend, “5 Myths About the Bust That Will Follow the Boom”, suggests the civilian leadership of the Navy may have too much time on its hands. In brief, Beland’s thesis is that … More

    'Veterans for Welfare'

    From the comments on the so called Webb GI Bill: I am an active duty military officer with multiple Iraq deployments and continuing an active duty career. It is time for veterans to be intellectually and philosophically honest and oppose this new brand of federal welfare sweeping through Congress in … More

    Better Conservatives Needed

    The Left is winning the big health care policy victories with the help of rank and file GOP members and their feckless Republican Leadership in Congress. The latest example is the enactment of H.R.6331, The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. In spite of threatened Presidential veto, the bill … More

    Trading Temporary Relief for Permanent Pain

    The House is set to vote today on H.R. 6275, a bill that trades temporary relief for permanent pain. According to a Republican Study Committee report, without a patch, the AMT will impose a $61.52 billion tax bill on middle-class Americans over the next 11 years. This is a tax … More

    Déjà Vu All Over Again: The AMT 'Patch' Is Back

    It’s that time of year again. Congress is facing its annual AMT predicament, and once again Americans must suffer through the same worn out debate thanks to House Democrats. The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is a classic example of a broken Congress. The AMT, created in 1969 to prevent the … More

    Living in a Lefty Paradise?

    What happens when liberals are able to take over an entire city and implement all of their dream policies, many of which they claim will help average Americans from the bottom up? The middle class disappears, that’s what happens. In the past decade, San Francisco has implemented universal health care, … More

    Hey Government, Leave The Internet Alone!

    The 1996 Telecommunications Act is 137 pages long. The first six titles of the act, and over 134 pages, deal exclusively with regulation of the broadcast, telephone, cable, and satellite television industries. In contrast, wireless and broadband technologies are not covered till Title VII’s “Miscellaneous Provisions”of the bill and cover … More

    Female Workers Will Pay Price for Federal Parental Leave Act

    Federal employees receive up to 12 weeks a year of unpaid parental leave for the birth of a new child, adoption or foster child care, and they can take paid sick or vacation leave during that time. The House is set to vote on H.R. 5781, the Federal Employees Paid … More