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CFIF Joins 75-Group National & State Coalition Opposing Socialized Medicine and Importation of Foreign Price Controls

Today, continuing our longstanding opposition to the ruination of American healthcare by importing foreign price controls and socialized medicine, CFIF proudly joins a 75-group coalition letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services opposing the interim final rule to implement the "Most Favored Nation" (MFN) model under Section 1115A of the Social Security Act, which forces physicians, patients and providers into a mandatory demonstration under the ObamaCare Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and which ties prices paid for medicines in Medicare Part B to the prices paid in socialized healthcare systems of foreign nations.

Specifically, the letter explains in detail how the rule will do nothing to stop foreign freeloading off of American pharmaceutical innovation…[more]

January 25, 2021 • 04:53 PM

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On Conservatives Losing in Congressional Deal-Making:

"Usually in a closely divided government, leaders make deals to placate the various factions in their own party while trying to bring in some collaborators from the opposite party, which means offering a little something to its rival factions, too. That often produces bad policy -- Washington's go-to compromise has been giving Republicans the tax cuts they cherish while giving Democrats the spending they demand -- but it directs parties away from their extremes toward the center and toward bipartisanship. That is not what is going to happen to Democrats in 2021.

"Instead, with a 50/50 Senate, the power of far-left Democrats willing to buck party leadership will be amplified, because Democrats will need every single vote to get anything done. Drift in a leftward direction is almost assured. Far-left Democrats in the House will understand this, too, as will progressives inside the administration. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, et al. will have an opening to push their party to the left -- and the Republicans will not be in a good position to push back."

— Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Roving Correspondent
— Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Roving Correspondent
Posted January 11, 2021 • 07:41 AM
On One-Party Rule in DC:

"Georgia voters this week put national governance in the hands of a single party, the Democrats -- all too many of whom can't wait to make radical changes that could affect every American. For years. ...

"In short, the best the nation can hope for is gridlock. ...

"On the other hand, the midterms are just two years away . . ."

— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted January 08, 2021 • 07:35 AM
On Handling Conflict By Peaceful Means:

"Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."

— Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
— Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
Posted January 07, 2021 • 07:40 AM
On CDC Guidelines and the COVID Vaccine:

"While hypocritical politicians, the media, and health officials urged people to stay home, mask up, and even skip celebrating holidays with family members to 'save grandma' from a virus that is especially fatal to the elderly, the narrative changed once a vaccine, which was hailed by many on the left and right as a beacon of hope, was produced.

"Instead of prioritizing vaccinating those who are the most vulnerable to dying if they contract the virus, many state governments have told older populations to have patience while they distribute and administer the vaccine to frontline workers, nursing home residents, inmates, and even some teachers and police officers.

"Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges that people aged 65 and older account for 8 in 10 Wuhan virus deaths, the federal agency suggested giving the vaccine to those on the front lines and in long-term care facilities first. The CDC later recommends that vaccine doses be allocated for those 75 and older at the same time as 'about 30 million frontline essential workers,' a large group of people that the New York Times estimates make up 'nearly 70 percent of the American work force.'"

— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
Posted January 06, 2021 • 07:46 AM
On Portland, Antifa, and a New Year:

"Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler admits his efforts at appeasing radical anarchists failed after another destructive riot ruined New Year's Eve in his city, and he is now appealing for federal and state help.

"'My good faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence and even scorn from radical Antifa and anarchists,' Wheeler told a press conference Friday. 'In response it will be necessary to use additional tools and to push the limits of the tools we already have to bring the criminal destruction and violence to an end.'

"Wheeler, who once famously demanded federal law enforcement to leave his city, called for a task force of 'federal, state, county and local law enforcement to convene to deal with anarchist violence. as soon as possible.'"

Read entire article here.

— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
Posted January 05, 2021 • 07:55 AM
On How Senate Committees Could Devolve if Dems Sweep Georgia:

"Who would you rather have write the U.S. Senate's next budget -- Lindsey Graham or Bernie Sanders?

"This is among the choices before Georgia's voters on Tuesday. ...

"If Democrats capture the Senate and make New York's Chuck Schumer majority leader, they also will chair the Senate's committees. ...

"If Republicans keep command, these committees will be marginally likelier than today's to pursue conservative objectives of individual freedom, limited government, free enterprise, and peace through strength. If Democrats take power, however, Americans should brace for a jump to the left. Senate panels will become rocket engines for curbing liberty, swelling the state, shackling the economy, and appeasing America's enemies."

Read entire article here.

— Deroy Murdock, National Review
— Deroy Murdock, National Review
Posted January 04, 2021 • 08:07 AM
On Christmas and the New Year:
We wish you a Merry Christmas filled with Holiday Cheer and All our Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
— The Board Members and Staff of CFIF
— The Board Members and Staff of CFIF
Posted December 24, 2020 • 07:00 AM
On Congress and the COVID Relief Bill:

"Public approval of Congress sank to just 15 percent in the latest Gallup poll, but lawmakers are determined to find out how low they can go. That's one explanation, at least, for all the unrelated junk they tossed into the massive pandemic-relief/government-funding bill.

"The public fury is surely driven by the months-long standoff over passing any relief, even as key provisions of early stimulus bills were expiring.

"And now this: a $2.3 trillion monstrosity that includes countless items that never would've passed on their own -- 5,593 pages that members couldn't possibly read before they had to vote on it, knowing it was a must-pass because of the desperately needed relief it contained. ...

"It's easier to do your smelliest work when no one can possibly spot it in time."

Read entire article here.

— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted December 23, 2020 • 07:50 AM
On President-elect Joe Biden's First Big Test:

"President-elect Joe Biden's first big test is already clear, a month before he takes office: what to do about to a vast cyberattack almost surely waged by Russia.

"This was no run-of-the-mill hack. A key starting point seems to be 'backdoor' malware that infected a flawed product from software firm SolarWinds used by thousands of customers, including US government agencies, most Fortune 500 companies and the widely used cybersecurity firm FireEye.

"The penetration was global and months-long, with the extent of damage yet unknown; it may not even be over. They hit the Pentagon, US intelligence agencies, nuclear labs, the Commerce, Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security departments and several utilities. FireEye cybersecurity tools were likely stolen, giving the hackers a future leg up. ...

"Fact is, it's time for a new 'reset' with Russia. The entire civilized world needs to treat Vladimir Putin's regime as the rogue nation it is, waging wars to grab land on its periphery, attempting assassinations at home and abroad, cheating on a mass scale wherever it can. Europe can start by shutting down Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, now set to go online within the year.

"The costs may be high, but continuing to pretend Putin has a scrap of honor will cost far more in the end."

— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted December 22, 2020 • 07:34 AM
On Congress and the Executive Branch:

"In our constitutional system, Congress is supposed to make the laws. Yet in today's federal government, presidents do most of the lawmaking through regulation. That's why, when the White House changes hands this January, thousands of law-like rules will pivot 180 degrees, affecting every aspect of life. To end these jarring legal shifts and restore crucial safeguards for 'We the People,' Congress must regain its footing within our constitutional system.

"Although the Constitution vests 'all legislative powers' in Congress, that body has 'delegated' much of its lawmaking capacity to an alphabet soup's worth of regulatory agencies under presidential management, collectively known as the 'administrative state.' Think: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, among countless others. Last year, for example, Congress passed about 100 laws, while agencies issued about 3,000 regulations with the force of law.

"Upon taking office, one of Joe Biden's first actions will be to order a halt to all administrative lawmaking that started under the Trump presidency. Then, the machinery of the administrative state will recalibrate and start producing thousands of new rules that have a different ideological gloss from the ones they replace. This happens every time the White House changes hands in the modern era.

"By now, alas, Congress has given away enough of its policymaking authority such that the legislature rendered itself expendable. When a president wants a law made, he can go it alone."

— William Yeatman & Christian Townsend, Cato Institute Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies
— William Yeatman & Christian Townsend, Cato Institute Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies
Posted December 21, 2020 • 08:09 AM
Question of the Week   
Which one of the following was eulogized as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”?
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"Incoming Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has suggested taxing Americans for the number of miles they drive, a policy he endorsed as a Democratic presidential candidate.The Biden Administration is actively searching for ways to fund its ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure plan.Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., acknowledged 'privacy concerns' related to implementing a vehicle…[more]
—Nicholas Ballasy, Just the News Senior Correspondent
— Nicholas Ballasy, Just the News Senior Correspondent
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