As we mentioned yesterday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped by The Heritage Foundation for Tuesday’s Blogger Briefing. Afterward, he sat down for a short interview In the Green Room. He discussed the prospects for repealing Obamacare and the need for something like a new Contract with America, even listing a …
Facing an American public that hates their new health care law, the Obama administration and their union/corporatist allies are planning a multi-million dollar television ad campaign to sell the benefits of Obamacare. While Food and Drug Administration regulations require all advertising for prescription drug to “present side effect information in a manner similar to that used for the benefit information,” the Obama administration faces no such hurdle when making their pitch. But if it did, this is what a typical pro-Obamacare ad would look like.
Ever since Sunday’s vote to pass health care reform, the media has focused on the reconciliation vote in the Senate, analysis of how passage affects Democrats political standing, President Obama’s poll numbers—anything other than how this new law will affect the American people. However, now that Obamacare is law, it’s more important than ever to remind ourselves about the true consequences of this massive legislation and the importance of repealing it.
Yesterday, former Reagan administration economic adviser Arthur Laffer stopped by the Heritage Foundation for a lecture titled, “Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status”. Laffer popularized what has become to be known as the “Laffer Curve” which helped demonstrate that increased taxation can be counterproductive in the long-term as it leaves citizens with less resources and depresses economic growth.
After his speech, Laffer sat down for an “In the Green Room” segment where he discussed the roots of the financial crisis, how President Bush and Obama have mishandled the problem, and what to expect in 2010 and 2011.
After the panel, Professor Zywicki, a Senior Scholar of the Mercatus Center and contributor to the popular legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy, sat down with us for an “In the Green Room” segment. We talked about the problems we face if Congress enacts the CFPA, the real causes behind our current financial crisis, and what principles should undergird real financial regulatory reform.
We caught up with Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs (also the attorney in the Heller decision) and Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation to get their take on the oral arguments, the legal theories involved, and the importance of McDonald v. Chicago for the Second Amendment.