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First Round of the ObamaCare Exchange Battle Goes to the States
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First Round of the ObamaCare Exchange Battle Goes to the States

Today is an important day - we're one giant step closer to reversing the government takeover of our health care.The deadline for states to begin setting up their own, state-run health care exchange under ObamaCare was today, December 14th. This deadline was a crucial trial for ObamaCare, and the verdict is in -- 26 states, a majority of the union, are currently declining to set up an exchange.Below is a map of how each state stands on the exchanges:

12/14/2012
Why States Should Run From PPACA
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Why States Should Run From PPACA

States should not implement health insurance exchanges as defined by Obamacare. There is no fiscal advantage to doing so. An exchange will not improve life for a state's citizens, and there is great risk of political liability for officials responsible for an exchange. 

12/13/2012
New EPA Mandated Ethanol Fuel Harms Vehicles
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New EPA Mandated Ethanol Fuel Harms Vehicles

The EPA's latest biofuel initiative may cause substantial damage to vehicles, but why let the effects of bad policy get in the way of  implementing unnecessary, burdensome policy? 

12/07/2012
ObamaCare Exchange Insurance Fees: The "Affordable Care Act" Becomes Even More Unaffordable
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ObamaCare Exchange Insurance Fees: The "Affordable Care Act" Becomes Even More Unaffordable

With 23 states (so far) refusing to set up health care exchanges to implement ObamaCare, the federal government is being forced to implement its own exchanges in these states instead.  Since the ObamaCare law did not provide any funding to do this, observers have been wondering - "how are they going to pay for these exchanges?"Unsurprisingly, the answer is - wait for it - another new tax!

12/06/2012
Good News for a Change: Two More States Move Against ObamaCare
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Good News for a Change: Two More States Move Against ObamaCare

Some good news today, as Michigan and Arizona have both made decisions that they will not be setting up a health care exchange under ObamaCare.In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer declared yesterday that she will not direct the state government to set up an exchange. 

11/29/2012
A Glimmer of Hope in North Dakota
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A Glimmer of Hope in North Dakota

North Dakota touts the lowest unemployment rate of any state in the union.

11/26/2012
It's Rather Transparent - The EPA is Hiding Something
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It's Rather Transparent - The EPA is Hiding Something

"Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."  -  Barack Obama, 2008

11/26/2012
Obama Quickly Crushing the Hopes of Small Business
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Obama Quickly Crushing the Hopes of Small Business

The man who would usher in an era of 'hope and change' with his election in 2008, begins 2012 having practically eliminated any hope for small business owners.  The recent release of the Small Business Optimism Index bears this out, with uncertainty reaching new record highs, even following a first term already marked predominantly by economic and regulatory uncertainties.  

11/19/2012
Florida Restaurant Owner Considers Obamacare Surcharge
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Florida Restaurant Owner Considers Obamacare Surcharge

Business owners nationwide are making preparations for the upcoming Obamacare regulatory tsunami. Citing cumbersome regulations and costs, entrepreneurs are being forced to make very difficult decisions. The stories are becoming all too common. In order to keep their businesses afloat, companies are laying off workers, reducing their hours and in some cases, closing locations. 

11/16/2012
Obama's Parting Gift: Midnight Regulations Incoming
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Obama's Parting Gift: Midnight Regulations Incoming

Win or lose, the Obama administration isn't done expanding the government yet.  A large number of regulations are under development in several agencies that will cost billions of dollars in the economy and devastate companies already struggling to profit and expand in this sluggish economy.  Even if President Obama is defeated, his administrations can act during the "lame duck" period between the election and the inauguration to leave behind new regulations that will be difficult for a Romney administration to repeal - a practice known as creating "midnight regulations".

11/06/2012

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