Archive for February, 2010

Health Care Reform Through Reconciliation Wrong According to Many Senators

February 28, 2010
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With President Obama and the Democrat leadership in the House and Senate urging health care reform through reconciliation, several Senators are speaking out against using reconciliation. Reconciliation was set up to allow for budget items to get through Congress after both the House and Senate passed slightly different bills.  However, both parties have used...
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Democrats Now Love Bush Patriot Act

February 26, 2010
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Democrats, the ACLU, and thousands of protesters howled about George Bush stealing our freedoms and stomping on the Constitution whenever the Patriot Act came up for renewal.  Apparently the opposition to the Patriot Act diminishes when the Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House. Earlier this week, both the House and...
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Charles Rangel Ethics Issues Spell Trouble for Nancy Pelosi

February 26, 2010
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Nancy Pelosi will be busy in the next few weeks trying to determine how do deal with the Charles Rangel ethics issues.   In 2006, Nancy Pelosi  jubilantly declared that she would lead the most ethical congress ever.  However, Pelosi did not consider all the ethics issues that would be presented by Congressman Charles Rangel...
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Reid:Health Care Reform Through Reconciliation

February 20, 2010
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid has indicated that Congressional Democrats will use reconciliation to pass health care reform.  With the Democrat’s version of health care reform supported by less than 40% of Americans, it is no wonder that barely 20% of Americans approve of the job that congress is doing. Reconciliation is a process that...
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Obscene Health Insurance Company Profits for 2009

February 13, 2010
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Once again the media is pushing stories about obscene health insurance company profits.  According to a recent report from Health Care For America Now, health insurance company profits for 2009 were over 56% higher than 2008.  The report also called out CIGNA for a whopping 346% increase in profits. The liberal-leaning, union-bankrolled Health Care...
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Reagan Vision Took Time to Develop

February 7, 2010
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 Reagan Vision Took Time to Develop By Robb Austin Politicians are flocking to the cable news networks in an effort to keep themselves in the public eye – with the hope they may stay relevant to the voters, and pick up a handsome pay check as well. The latest politician to make the leap...
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Obama Support in Free Fall?

February 7, 2010
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Where Have All the Bumper Stickers Gone? By Robb Austin Politicians know the best supporters are those who are not afraid to be public about their support – putting a yard sign up or a bumper sticker on their car. This is a clear signal they are proud of who they like and want...
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Obama Increases Deficit and Debt

February 7, 2010
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Incinerating a Hot Potato By Scott Spiegel If deficit spending is the way out of an economic downturn, as leftist economists like Paul Krugman keep telling us, then one way to characterize President Obama’s approach to reviving the ailing economy is “killing it with kindness.” Another is “tough love” – not the kind where...
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Social Security Is Now In The Red

February 6, 2010
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For years, the Federal Government has kept budget deficits lower than they would have been by borrowing money from Social Security.   However, now this borrowing has lead to a situation where Social Security is now in the red.  In fiscal year 2010, Social Security will run a cash deficit of $28 billion. As pointed out...
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