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    Government Agency Processes Paperwork ‘Entirely By Hand’ Despite Spending Over $100M to Go Digital

    About 600 federal employees process federal retirement claims in an old mine in Pennsylvania, using more than 28,000 file cabinets to house paperwork “done entirely by hand,” according to the first story in The Washington Post’s series on “failures at the heart of troubled federal systems.” Decades ago, the government … More

    Belligerent Bureaucrats Bully Farmer: EPA Threatens $75,000 in Fines for Duck Pond

    Andy Johnson’s land is drenched in his blood, sweat, and tears—and he’s willing to go bankrupt to keep it that way. In fact, he just might have to: The Environmental Protection Agency is threatening to extract $75,000 a day from him for building, on his own land, an unauthorized duck … More

    How the EPA Plans to Kill Jobs and Reduce Your Income

    How’s your heating bill? If you feel like you’re not paying enough, you’re in luck. President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing new regulations on power plants—regulations that will kill jobs, jack up your energy costs, and even end up reducing families’ income because of the impact on the … More

    Obama and Sebelius: Obamacare Didn't Cancel Your Plans

    Obamacare dictates what government-approved health insurance looks like. That’s the whole point of the law. You must buy government-approved health insurance, and the bureaucrats will tell you what it must cover. But President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are now denying this. Yesterday, they both came … More

    Obamacare's Secret Is Out

    Timing is everything. And just as Congress’s focus seems to be drifting from Obamacare’s ravages on the economy, Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election. That reason is becoming clear as person after person opens the mail. Insurance costs are going up. … More

    A Letter to President Obama

    Dear Mr. President: As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of … More

    Day One of Obamacare's Exchanges, By the Numbers

    Obamacare’s exchanges have now been “open” (such as it is) for more than 24 hours. The results are in, and they’re not promising: 0—Enrollment navigators certified in Wisconsin in time for the start of enrollment. 0—Individuals one North Carolina insurer was able to sign up for subsidized insurance. 3—Months President … More

    Bureaucrats Gone Wild: Government Spends Recklessly as Fiscal Year Ends

    Washington’s reckless spending is driving America into debt — and yet federal bureaucrats continue their wasteful and frivolous ways. The latest example comes courtesy of today’s Washington Post, which features a story that should infuriate any taxpayer. As the federal government’s fiscal year draws to a close Monday, agencies are … More

    Obamacare Number of the Day: $621,000,000,000

    People worried about Obamacare’s impact on the American health care system should remember one key number: $621 billion. That’s the amount that non-partisan actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Obamacare would increase national health spending over the next 10 years, in a report released yesterday. … More

    Warning: Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Your Health

    We’ve talked a lot about Obamacare’s costs—how it will hurt the economy, kill jobs, and cost you and your family more when you pay for health care. But there’s an even more important cost: your health. Obamacare will affect the quality of care in this country. It will limit the … More