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I’m about halfway though the DVD set of the HBO series “John Adams” which my wife gave me for my birthday a few weeks ago. As I watched an episode on Sunday after reading the news about the passage of the health care “reform” bill in the House – the legislation with potentially the biggest impact on the lives of Americans of any piece of legislation in this nation’s post-Constitutional history yet passed with the vote of only one Republican – I asked myself “Did our Founders really fight and bleed and die for this?”
Cap and trade is being called the largest tax hike increase in U.S. history and its effects will fall hardest on states that depend on industry. The Consumer Energy Alliance is holding events next week across Michigan and South Dakota to dig into the ramifications cap and trade will have on business. Lunch will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what this legislation could mean for your business and family.
In what ABC News is calling "a warning sign for the White House," Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) revealed that he will refuse to vote for the type of reform bill that was pushed through the House by a party-line vote. In an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, Nelson criticized Nancy Pe
One of the strengths of the American left is their mastery of using language. They say things that mean exactly the opposite of what they sound like (such as the "Employee Free Choice Act" which means to strip the right to a private ballot in a decision about unionizing.) And, with the help of a credulous press and often lazy electorate, they get away with it more often than not. In no area is the understanding of the difference between what the Democrats say and what they mean more important than in health care.
The results of New York's 23rd Congressional District race last week did little to clarify the Republican Party's identity crisis.Which means that round two of the bare knuckle boxing match for the future of the GOP will be taking place across the country next year.And voters in Virginia's 5th district will have a front row seat.
Pelosi's healthcare means rationing politics: The Lords of Entitlements (h/t Club for Growth)
From the "Shocking, Just Shocking!" File: New Congressman from NY 23 Breaks 4 Campaign Promises Within One Hour of Taking Office
Get your Mises on: The Man Who Predicted the Depression
In the final hours of Saturday night, the House of Representatives voted on Nancy Pelosi's proposed takeover of the American healthcare system. To the dismay of many Americans--especially hundreds of thousands those who attended the massive 9/12 March and the tens of thousands who attended last Thursday's http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mclemente/1
10.2% was the unemployment rate for American workers in October of 2009. At least, that is what we were told. In reality, however, the percentage of Americans lacking fulltime employment was far higher. According to a recent New York Times article:In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October...