Monthly Archives: December 2010

The ObamaCare Update

One of the greatest assaults on America’s long-term economic prospects (and liberty) is ObamaCare, a massive government intrusion into one-sixth of the U.S. economy. As a couple Washington papers are noting, the program isn’t working — exactly as predicted. From The Examiner: The problem is not that it isn’t working for the people in it. [...]
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Regulation Clicks Toward Internet

If you thought the government were already attempting to over-regulate every step in your day, make sure you know about attempts by the Administration’s Federal Communications Commission to extend its control to the Internet (after all, this guy created it). The Examiner warns in an editorial this morning: Federal courts will almost certainly strike down [...]
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The Death Tax Lives!

According to the Wall Street Journal today, the Death Tax is back under consideration as the House takes up the issues of taxing and spending: Democratic leaders are trying to appease their restive rank-and-file by allowing the House to vote on an alternative bill, identical to the Senate passed bill but with an estate tax [...]
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Halt The $1.1 Trillion Assault!

The ugly news, by the numbers, of the Senate Democrats’ $1.1 trillion spending bill — courtesy of House Speaker-elect John Boehner’s 6,600: Total number of earmarks in the Senate Democrats’ pork-laden omnibus spending bill. (The Hill, 12/14/10) 1,924: Number of pages in the Senate Democrats’ pork-laden omnibus spending bill. (The Washington Post, 12/15/10) $575.13 [...]
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Political Cartoon of the Week

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Big Labor Payoff Wastes Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

How much does a government-mandated union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) add to a $52.3 million construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in Washington, D.C.? At least $3.3 million. That’s the cost of a change order the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) paid to a federal contractor to ensure renovations to the [...]
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