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Following up on their poll showing that conservatives are the largest ideological group in America, Gallup (hardly a right-wing organization) released a survey yesterday showing that regardless of party affiliation and despite the results of the last election, the self-identified political views of Americas across party lines are becoming more conservative.
Sanford’s Down, Sarah’s Out, Franken's In; Is the Tea Party Over?
It’s been a strange and troubling few weeks for advocates of lower taxes and limited government. Nancy Pelosi successfully rammed what may be the largest tax hike in American history through the House of Representatives. Two rapidly rising stars in the GOP have unexpectedly tumbled back to Earth. And a federally-funded special interest power grab looms over the health care system.
Media Matters Fact Checked us on our Obamacare Translator: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) on June 19. In our original CER article, we argued that government intervention to compare health care methods was not necessary--private companies already do it. Here’s their entire post and our response to it:
From the East to West Coasts and in the heartland in between, and to the wilds of Alaska, the Tea Party tax protests are enthusiastically continuing. Over the July 4 holiday, TEA (Taxed Enough Already?) Party rallies are already planned in 1,267 cities and towns across the nation, and the list grows longer as more volunteers who feel they have been taxed enough join the effort.
Cap-and-Trade: Tell your Senator "we won't get fooled again"
Do you work for AIG or GM? For Citigroup or the Department of Education? If so, then I wish you happy Dependence Day. Same if you work at a company which uses lobbyists to steer federal earmarks your way…or if you are that lobbyist. And, not to sound cruel, but if you’re on welfare (especially if you could with a little effort get off it), or if you’re getting unemployment benefits or food stamps, then welcome to Dependence Day.
Unions and Free Market Activists Find Common Cause on Health Care, For Now
President Obama has stepped up his rhetoric against the health care system, but fiscal deficiencies in his plan for a government take over have become increasingly apparent in recent weeks. Now, some on Capitol Hill are toying with the idea of taxing employee health benefits to subsidize the cost of government-provided care. But, as Americans learned during the collapse of GM, many union labor agreements provide extremely generous benefit packages to workers who are unlikely to support any proposal that might put their compensation at risk.
Fight For Property Rights Advances: New York Appeals Court Accepts Atlantic Yards Case
Isn't it funny how a string of good old fashioned, car-burning riots in the middle east has become a trendy global cause celebre for freedom, while peaceful protests against government waste and exorbitant taxes in America were dubbed "unhealthy" by the president's top adviser and "racist" by some in the media?