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The Democrats’ Budget Blame Game

Over many decades, the Democratic party earned a reputation among voters for backing higher government spending and government programs over private-sector initiatives. Americans thus came to see the party as largely uninterested in fiscal restraint, e…

Obamacare Hurts Seniors

The Associated Press and others have reported on the latest “study” issued by Fidelity Investments on the supposed lifetime health-care costs for newly retired seniors.
According to the Fidelity analysis, a couple turning age 65 in 2012 wil…

The President’s Incoherent Economic ‘Philosophy’

Once upon a time, President Obama was a traditional Keynesian. When he came into office, he favored a massive injection of new government spending into the economy in the name of “stimulus” — counter-cyclical federal activity aimed at…

Unsubstantiated Budget Attacks, the Sequel

In April 2011, President Obama went to George Washington University and delivered a highly publicized and very political attack on the budget plan put together by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. In that speech, the president called the Ryan …

The ‘Accommodation’ That Isn’t

 
Over the past several days, it’s become clear that the White House’s talks with religious leaders — over the “accommodation” to HHS’s recent regulations on mandatory contraceptive benefits in insurance plans &…

A Clash of Conscience

The decision last week by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reject the appeals of scores of religious leaders and retain a very narrow “religious” exemption from Obamacare’s so-called contraception mandate has i…

Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone

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…

The Medicare Debate

There are many reasons to be grateful for the introduction of the Medicare “premium support” plan by Democratic senator Ron Wyden and Republican House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan.
In some respects, it represents an improvement over …