Monthly Archives: January 2011

Waivers for Favors

Even before Obamacare kicks in, the well-connected unions and corporate contributors get a pass for the administration. Not so the rest of us. Excerpt: At the end of last year, the Department of Health and Human Services had granted some … Continue reading

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Kennedyitis

Excerpt: John F. Kennedy — and the nation — could indulge in an adventure like the Apollo program because we could afford it. In 1961, federal spending as a share of GDP was 18.4 percent. The Great Society was just … Continue reading

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Twenty-First-Century Reaganomics

The president took the oath of office facing an “economic Dunkirk,” as his top advisors warned. The unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, up from 5.6 percent 18 months earlier. In his inaugural address, the president acknowledged that America was “confronted … Continue reading

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Cash for Education Clunkers

We’re going to have to out-educate other countries,” President Obama urged this week. How? By out-spending them, of course! It’s the same old quack cure for America’s fat and failing government-run schools monopoly. The one-trick ponies at the White House … Continue reading

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National Deficit, It’s Worse Than You Think

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a ten-year budget baseline showing $7 trillion in deficits over the next decade. Yet because Congress requires the CBO to include all sorts of unrealistic assumptions (that all tax cuts will expire, that … Continue reading

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Philadelphia House of Horrors

  Excerpt: In the City of Brotherly Love, hundreds of babies were murdered by a scissors-wielding monster over four decades. Whistleblowers informed public officials at all levels of the wanton killings of innocent life. But a parade of government health … Continue reading

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Immelt is the Perfect Pick

Excerpt: GE, you will not be surprised to know, spent $32 million on lobbying in the last year and is a big political donor.  Like its colleagues in most Big Business sectors, it heavily favors Democrats: It was a large … Continue reading

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