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How to Overturn Massively Awful Entitlement Programs

February 1, 2012 at 11:32 am 0 comments

On November 14, 2011, the Supreme Court agreed to review the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care act. The central question is, What limits does the Constitution — specifically, the Commerce Clause — impose upon the federal government’s exercise of power? This health-care act is the defining legislation of the president’s [...]

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Obamacare: Just Exactly How Are States Getting Prepared?

January 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm 0 comments

Last week, the White House issued a new “study” on the supposed progress states have made in implementing the “health exchanges” that are central to constructing the Obamacare system. According to the administration’s spin, some 28 states are “on their way” toward establishing the exchanges, so everything is apparently well under [...]

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Say Hello the Super Alternative Minimum Tax

January 26, 2012 at 11:49 pm 1 comment

Remember the moment in 2008 when Charlie Gibson of ABC News asked Senator Barack Obama why he would support raising the capital gains tax even though “revenues from the tax increased” when the rate fell? Mr. Obama’s famous reply: “I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes [...]

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Detroit…America’s Greece or Ancient Rome?

January 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm 0 comments

Does Detroit’s fate foretell the end of American democracy? In becoming the first major American city to die before our eyes, Detroit is the prime case study of the destructiveness of the traditional liberal model of governance, public-sector-union rapacity, and the abandonment of any sense of civic responsibility by a [...]

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America’s Greece: A Contrast of Wisconsin’s Success vs. Illinois’ failure

January 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm 0 comments

Run up spending and debt, raise taxes in the naming of balancing the budget, but then watch as deficits rise and your credit-rating falls anyway. That’s been the sad pattern in Europe, and now it’s hitting that mecca of tax-and-spend government known as Illinois. Though too few noticed, this month [...]

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What? You Mean Raising Taxes Doesn’t Work?

January 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm 0 comments

Illinois keeps falling farther behind on its debt. As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, officially, the state has a backlog of more than $4.25 billion in unpaid bills. But Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says when one factors in other bills, the figure is closer to around $8.5 billion. Those [...]

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Kucinich to Regulate Oil Profits…Yeah, This Is Going To Work Great

January 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up “Reasonabl Profits Board” to control gas profits. The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a “windfall profit tax” as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil [...]

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Obama Savior Of The Constitution…Kind Of

January 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm 0 comments

Conservatives can be a grudging lot. That’s especially true when it comes to President Obama. Even where he’s been in the right—whether it be killing Osama bin Laden or promoting charter schools—we can be stingy with praise. So let us now, in full public view, credit his greatest public service [...]

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Debt Crisis? I Know, Let’s Print More Money!

January 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm 0 comments

Federal Reserve officials are seriously considering giving the US economy—and especially the housing market—an added jolt with more quantitative easing. Fed officials are likely to discuss such a move at their Jan. 24-25 meeting, when the central bank will issue its first quarterly forecast on interest rates under the new communication policy. [...]

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Could the Economy Bounce Back In Time to Save Obama?

January 12, 2012 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

WITH an election less than a year away and the structural headwinds holding back job growth, time is not on the president’s side. Or so this newspaper warned in October 2003. The fact that George Bush junior went on to be re-elected may be encouraging for Barack Obama. Job growth [...]

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