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    Morning Bell: What The Baucus Bill Will Cost You

    This morning the Senate Finance Committee will resume their markup of Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) health care bill. Thanks to Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) the focus today will be on whether or not the Democrats on the committee can find enough votes to include a government-run … More

    Baucus Bill: Buy Health Insurance or Die

    This past Thursday during the Senate Finance Committee markup of Obamacare, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) received a hand written note from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming that the penalty for failing to pay the $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance could include jail time. … More

    Towards a Different Kind of Workplace Coverage

    New data out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that some 44.9 million Americans of all ages were uninsured in the quarter of January through March. Roughly 63.5 percent of unemployed adults aged 18 to 64 and 21.5 percent of employed adults in the same age group … More

    Five Health Care Promises Obama Won't Keep

    CBS News’ Stephanie Condon identifies Five Health Care Promises Obama Won’t Keep, including: 1. No Individual Mandate During the 2008 Democratic primary, Mr. Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton both shared the goal of health care reform. By Mr. Obama’s own admission, the biggest difference between the two candidates was that … More

    Morning Bell: It Depends On What Your Definition Of "Tax" Is

    Throughout his presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama promised the American people: “If you’re a family that’s making $250,000 a year or less, you will see no increase in your taxes.” As President, Barack Obama reiterated that pledge, promising the American people in his September 9th health care press conference: “The … More

    Baucus Plan Eviscerates Obama's Tax Promise

    From the September 20th ABC News This Week interview between George Stephanopolous and President Barack Obama: STEPHANOPOULOS: Probably the most definitive promise you made in the campaign is that no one in the middle class would get a tax increase on your watch. OBAMA: Right. STEPHANOPOULOS: Yet this week, Senator … More

    Americans Believe Government Does Too Much Already

    Proving once again that despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans still believe in limited government principles, Gallup released a survey today showing that 57% of Americans say the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to businesses and individuals. Gallup notes: The … More

    Morning Bell: The Policy Is The Problem

    Prior to his September 9th, health care “make or break” press conference, the Wall Street Journal estimated that President Barack Obama had by that time already given 27 speeches entirely devoted to health care and he had mentioned the issue prominently in another 92. While the September 9th presser bumped … More

    Obama Speech Fact Check

    Fact checking President Barack Obama’s health care speech from last night, the Associated Press reports: “The president’s speech to Congress contained a variety of oversimplifications and omissions in laying out what he wants to do about health insurance.” That is an understatement. We counted no less than 10 spurious claims … More

    Morning Bell: The President Learned Nothing From August

    “There remain some significant details to iron out.” Thus spoke the President of the United States last night, in an address in which, with a straight face, he told an awaiting nation that he was finally delivering not lofty rhetoric, but his grand plan on health care. On that score … More