It’s been a rough couple of weeks for power-hungry bureaucrats. Recently, the General Accountability…
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GAO Says CMS Lacks Authority to Bail Out ObamaCare Insurers

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for power-hungry bureaucrats.

Recently, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report faulting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for being unable to produce itemized spending documents, and thus not complying with federal audit guidelines.

This week, the non-partisan government watchdog agency issued a legal opinion saying CMS does not have the authority to bail out ObamaCare-aligned insurance companies, unless Congress agrees.

GAO’s non-binding but influential legal opinion was generated by a request from congressional Republicans concerned about a CMS announcement that it would use money appropriated for other activities to fund ObamaCare’s “risk corridor” program.

Risk corridors refer to a scheme within…[more]

October 01, 2014 • 06:29 pm
Report: Obama Admin Can’t Say How Much It Spends To Promote ObamaCare

Report: Obama Admin Can’t Say How Much It Spends To Promote ObamaCare

The failure of CMS to account accurately for its spending and staffing to promote a taxpayer-funded program raises red flags about the agency’s management.

 Inversion: America Has Gone From Attracting Global Business to Penalizing It

Inversion: America Has Gone From Attracting Global Business to Penalizing It

It must be emphasized that these so-called inversions do not mean that companies somehow escape paying their fair share of taxes earned here in America.

The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 3)

The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 3)

Over the past two weeks, I’ve presented analysis of this year’s U.S. Senate races by region, with previous installments looking at contests in the West and the Midwest. This week’s edition begins an examination of elections in the South.

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