A new CBO report on the health proposal coming out of Washington shows a significant reduced cost while magically insuring more people. Anthony Randazzo from the Reason Foundation lays out the problems with what Democrats are pushing, even if Washington managed a smaller price tag for the proposal:
Americans are celebrating the nation’s 233rd birthday, and the words of the Declaration of Independence will be heard at countless patriotic ceremonies across the land. The core ideals articulated by those words are still embraced by solid majorities of the American public.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 89% of American adults agree that “we are all endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Only seven percent (7%) disagree on that founding premise.
Local Liberal Democrat politician Paula Keaveney said she had fully supported the smoking ban. Keaveney did, however, feel that:
Sam Webb, the chairman of Communist Party USA, recently wrote approvingly of President Barack Obama:
“In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead,” writes Sam Webb, Chair of the Communist Party USA.
“The core of this struggle, whether we like it or not, turns on the inclusion of a public option in a health care bill,” continues Webb on government takeover of health care issue. “President Obama reaffirmed his support for such an option and the Congressional Progressive Caucus recently expressed its full support for a public option that is government run, covers everyone, and goes into effect right away.”
The conversation isn’t limited to health care issues, either.
Ron Paul had an op-ed piece in the Washington Times today, in which he made the case for non-interventionism. As a voter who supported Ron Paul in the 2008 Republican Primaries, I thought it important to point out where Paul’s argument begins to have some holes:
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs faced some tough questions today, first from CBS reporter Chip Reid and then from Helen Thomas. The issue was that the Obama Administration is stacking the deck at town hall meetings and isn’t being transparent. Thomas pointed out that the administration is showing a “pattern of controlling the press.”
Both the left and right can agree on one thing, the dismantling of the basic liberties that are supposed to be protected in the Bill of Rights:
Barack Obama as a kid:
H/T: Club for Growth
For the first time since the 1994 mid-terms, the Democratic Party is seen as too liberal:
Probably not much to be read into this as far as any electoral disadvantage for Democrats as the Republican Party is viewed as too conservative:
Interestingly, the number of people who think the GOP is too liberal is on the rise, which means the base isn’t happy.
A new study measures the tax burden of 30 OECD countries. The results are not good for the United States, as we are ranked with the 12th most oppressive tax burden (p. 5). Italy has the most oppressive tax burden, while Switzerland has the least oppressive.
Joining us in the top 12 is Hungary, but they have apparently caught wind of how harmful an oppressive tax burden can be as they have cut taxes just this week. Here in the United States, our government is doing things to make the tax burden more oppressive.