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  • Former Senator Max Baucus
    Evidence framers of Obamacare intended to deny subsidies to federal exchanges
    One of the fiercest debates over Obamacare was sparked by the recent Halbig v Sebelius decision that invalidated subsides for health insurance bought under the federal Obamacare exchanges, noting that the letter of the law states that they are...
  • Obamacare
    Obama to disregard, appeal court ruling on Obamacare subsidies
    On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a ruling in the Halbig v. Burwell case that said more than half the country shouldn't be receiving tax subsidies under Obamacare, effectively crippling...
  • Obamacare a continuing fiasco and taxpayer "money pit" (video)
    Obamacare a continuing fiasco and taxpayer "money pit" (video)
    Although media coverage has softened on the Obamacare fiasco and government money pit, the taxpayer waste nevertheless goes on daily across the country. The latest story claims more than one million Americans may be receiving the wrong Obamacare...
  • Elizabeth Warren
    Student-loan debt? Feds and Sallie Mae built that
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – While they wring their hands over America’s student-loan crisis – a $1 trillion debt bubble resembling the 2008 mortgage meltdown – federal officials ought to look in the mirror. Washington started the...
  • Left and right agree: Ditch bloated Farm Bill
    Left and right agree: Ditch bloated Farm Bill
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The ultimate in pork-barrel politics, the Farm Bill is ripe for final approval this week. Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reidsays the measure is a done deal after it cleared the GOP-controlled House.Is the 959-page package in...
  • IRS
    Four words that could doom Obamacare
    It is interesting to listen to the left-wing remonstrations against the argument that we should blow up Obamacare, if we can, and start over. These same Obama administration defenders have no qualms about the fact that he blew up the U.S. health...
  • The Tide
    Transit studies say Norfolk's light rail line going nowhere fast
    Terry McAuliffesays he likes public-transit projects. The governor-elect’s transportation secretary does, too, according to Watchdog.org.“We must do what we can to get cars off the road by investing in passenger rail and light rail,...
  • Austerity Kills Dignity, Freeloading Doesn't
    Europe's welfare deadbeats thrive thanks to Uncle Sugar
    How do libertarians answer when people say "socialist welfare states like Denmark work"?Beyond the question of "works for whom?" – dictatorships "work" for dictators, kingdoms "work" for kings, empires...
  • Judge's gavel
    The Obamacare subsidies could be enjoined
    Amid all the blame-shifting and back-and-forth name-calling over the benighted Affordable Care Act, the ever-sensible Sean Trende has an important piece today at Real Clear Politics.“Last week,” Trende writes, “the most important...
  • Guys like these will not be showing up at your door
    The government has no way of enforcing the Obamacare penalty
    Yesterday, following the president’s silly Rose Garden infomercialfor Obamacare, White House spokesmen were grilled on the timetable for the next steps in the health care rollout and on what the American public can expect if dates are missed...
  • Do electric vehicles have a future?
    Do electric vehicles have a future?
    The editorial section of yesterday's Press Enterprise dealt with the issue of keeping electric vehicle subsidies going. While it's always good to see EVs in the news, seeing it this way is a bit sad. So, I decided to weigh in on the topic...
  • Obamacare
    MSM advice on becoming poor enough to qualify for Obamacare subsidy
    Imagine a world where everyone held hands and shared equally in the income amassed by a few. Barack Obama is able to imagine such a world. He articulated his vision of it in July 2011, when he expressed his loathing for being “able to keep...
  • The Affordable Care Act
    The Affordable Care Act puts the screws to those that need it most
    The Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare had its major rollout on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Overshadowed by the government shutdown, partisan politics, and the technical issues with the federal website healthcare.gov is the dark cloud that looms over the...
  • Insurance exchanges
    What you need to know about the Affordable care act
    With the online health care marketplaces opening on October 1, news sources on Monday were urging Americans to start preparing, and the best way to do that is to know what questions you should ask.This country is about to embark on the biggest...
  • Gourmet meals costing Amtrak $400 per passenger
    Gourmet meals costing Amtrak $400 per passenger
    WASHINGTON – Amtrak trains featuring gourmet menus in their café cars are losing more than $400 per passenger ticket, and a leading House Republican wants an investigation.“With a $72 million food service loss in 2012, it’s time...