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Gallup Poll Shows Americans' Views on U.S. Healthcare Quality Turned Downward with ObamaCare and More Government Control

Gallup just released a new survey summary under the sobering headline "Americans Sour on U.S. Healthcare Quality," but what's perhaps most notable is when the distinctive downturn began -- as ObamaCare took effect and government control over our healthcare increased significantly:



January 31, 2023 • 04:20 PM

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Reporting On How Energy Workers Have Not Forgiven President Biden for Killing Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs:

"Power the Future, a group that represents the interests of U.S. energy workers, published a video blasting the Biden administration for its decision two years ago to nix the Keystone XL pipeline.

"The video, first obtained by Fox News Digital, noted the pipeline cancellation -- which President Biden ordered via executive order on his first day in office in January 2021 -- led to thousands of job losses. It also highlighted comments Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry made following the cancellation arguing that fossil fuel jobs would be replaced with clean energy jobs.

"'From canceling Keystone to trying to cancel our gas stoves, Joe Biden has pushed his failed agenda and hasn't stopped since day one,' Daniel Turner, the founder and executive director of Power the Future, said in a statement shared with Fox News Digital. 'It's a pathetic coincidence that as this anniversary arrives, John Kerry is once again in Europe lecturing our families.'

"'Joe Biden's action cost tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars and every American family is still paying more every day,' Turner added."

Read the entire article here.

— Thomas Catenacci, Fox News
— Thomas Catenacci, Fox News
Posted January 19, 2023 • 08:34 AM
On How President Biden is Misleading the American People on the Cost of Inflation:

"President Joe Biden touted Americans' rising wages over the weekend, but a closer look shows there is more to the story.

"'More Americans have health insurance than ever in history,' Biden wrote on Twitter. 'Fewer families are facing foreclosure today than before the pandemic. And wages are climbing faster than prices.'

"While wages have increased during Biden's presidency, soaring inflation has eroded and often surpassed any gains for workers since Biden took office.

"'Only a few months of Biden's presidency have [we] seen wages and earnings rise faster than prices,' said E.J. Antoni, an economist at the Heritage Foundation. 'Over the last two years, the American people have become demonstrably worse off with the average family losing $6,000 in purchasing power because prices have risen so much faster than wages.'"

Read the entire article here.

— Casey Harper, The Center Square
— Casey Harper, The Center Square
Posted January 18, 2023 • 12:25 PM
On States Ending Judicial Deference to Executive Agencies:

"In federal and state courts around the country, Americans often face an uneven playing field when they square off against executive agencies, thanks to doctrines that require judges to rubber stamp agency interpretations of the law. And while the Supreme Court may be slow-walking the end of Chevron and Auer deference in the federal courts, state courts and legislators around the country are acting. Eleven states have ended deference to state agencies in recent years -- including Ohio just a few weeks ago and Tennessee in its last legislative session -- and more should follow their lead.

"But first, what are Chevron and Auer deference? It's called 'Chevron' deference because of the 1984 Supreme Court case that embraced the ridiculous doctrine: Chevron v. NRDC. Chevron required that when a legal question arises over the interpretation of a statute an agency administers, courts must defer to the agency's interpretation unless it is plainly contradicted by the text. Auer deference -- named after Auer v. Robbins, the case that created it -- is like Chevron deference but applied to an agency's own regulations.

"Thanks to these doctrines, federal courts are required to defer to agency interpretations even if what the agency claims is not the most logical or well-supported interpretation. Moreover, agency interpretations of their own power, whether in statutes or regulations, are not 'neutral.' In almost all cases, they seek to expand the agency power at the expense of individual liberty. This places anyone going toe-to-toe with a government agency at a huge disadvantage (as if the seemingly unlimited resources and army of government lawyers isn't enough of a disadvantage)."

Read the entire article here.

— Daniel Dew, Legal Policy Director at Pacific Legal Foundation
— Daniel Dew, Legal Policy Director at Pacific Legal Foundation
Posted January 17, 2023 • 08:16 AM
Reporting On States Phasing Out Personal Income Taxes:

"Americans in search of economic freedom and oportunity are flocking to Florida, Tennessee and Texas, and at least part of the attraction is that these three states, along with six others (Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and New Hampshire), don't levy an income tax.

"Other states may soon follow.

"'There are 10 states that are in the process of moving their personal income tax to zero,' President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist said on the John Solomon Reports podcast."

Read the entire article here.

— Charlotte Hazard, Just the News
— Charlotte Hazard, Just the News
Posted January 16, 2023 • 07:54 AM
On the National Debt and Debt Ceiling:

"Of all the reforms in House rules secured by the conservative rabblerousers last week, arguably the most momentous was the promise that Republicans will not pass any debt ceiling increase until substantial budget process reforms and spending cuts are secured.

The need for such a rule would seem self-evident. The debt has risen by some $4 trillion in just two years. Government borrowing last year hit 13 figures, or $1.4 trillion. Absent budget reforms, we could easily see a decade ahead with another $10 trillion added to the debt. And don't forget, every one-percentage point rise in interest rates by the Fed raises the debt by well more than a trillion dollars over the next decade."

Read the entire article here.

— Steve Moore, Economic Policy Analyst and Fox News Contributor
— Steve Moore, Economic Policy Analyst and Fox News Contributor
Posted January 13, 2023 • 08:35 AM
On Inflation:

"A recession is coming in 2023, concluded more than two-thirds of the economists at big financial institutions recently surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. Inflation is also likely to remain high. Measuring year-over-year inflation by the U.S. government's 1980s methodology put it at 15.23 percent in November 2022 instead of the government's claimed 7.11 percent, according to economist John Williams.

"Many commentators, including me, were wrong when we previously claimed our grandkids will be paying off America's massively unaffordable welfare state. We are all paying for it right now and are likely to be for much of our lives in inflation and other economic devastation.

"Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman's maxim that 'inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon' -- meaning, inflation is always caused by government overspending -- predicts continued inflation for at least the next five years, if not longer.

"That's because government entities are continuing to engage in seriously inflationary actions. They're doing this partly because of ideology, partly to buy votes, and partly because they prefer eating away Americans' savings to paying off the unprecedented government debt that politicians have accumulated in the last 70 years enriching their friends and buying off voters."

Read the entire article here.

— Joy Pullmann, Executive Editor of The Federalist
— Joy Pullmann, Executive Editor of The Federalist
Posted January 12, 2023 • 07:21 AM
On the Biden Administration's Effort to Ban Gas Stoves:

"President Joe Biden wants to ban your gas stove. He intends to do it stealthily by preventing you from buying a new one so that when your current stove conks out you have no choice but to replace it with an electric stove.

"His Consumer Product Safety Commission is pouncing on a new study by four researchers, two of whom are linked to activist groups that militate against carbon fuels. The report blames gas stoves for 13% of childhood asthma cases.

"One should be skeptical of that number, which should be confirmed by scientists who don't have a conflict of interest, real or perceived. If the finding is important, it must be reproducible.

"But even if the finding is reproduced, the case for government action is weak. Many of us choose to cook with gas because we prefer it, and the choice should be ours, not Uncle Joe's."

Read the entire article here.

— The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
Posted January 11, 2023 • 07:59 AM
On the News That Classified Documents from the Obama Administration Were Found at a Think Tank Associated With President Joe Biden:

"When Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Nov. 18 that he had named a special prosecutor to investigate former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents found at the Mar-a-Lago compound, the government harbored a fresh secret: The current president, Joe Biden, had a similar problem.

"Just two weeks earlier, Biden's lawyers disclosed to government lawyers on Nov. 2 -- just six days before the midterm elections -- that they had found sensitive government documents with classified markings inside an office that Biden used at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington after he left office as Barack Obama's vice president.

"The public was kept in the dark about the startling discovery until Monday, when the White House confirmed it was cooperating with an investigation launched by the Justice Department at the request of the same National Archives that has tussled with Trump over the last year.

"The belated disclosure turned the political tables on Biden, who sharply criticized Trump for his document debacle last fall, while also raising troubling new questions that will need to be answered by a U.S. Attorney in Illinois and Congress."

Read the entire article here.

— John Solomon, Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
— John Solomon, Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
Posted January 10, 2023 • 08:22 AM
On Public Perception of the Federal Government:

"A line from legendary manager Casey Stengel fits the moment: 'Can't anybody here play this game?' He was talking about his hapless 1962 New York Mets, but the damning question can be fairly directed to both political parties and Washington itself.

"In one of the most worrisome signs of our era, the federal government has never been larger, richer and wielded more power over the lives of citizens. The size, debt and reach are astounding when compared to just a generation ago.

"Yet that bejeweled behemoth is failing miserably at many of its most basic duties. Public safety, border security, stable prices and quality public education are in decline, leaving many Americans angry about their government and cynical about the people who run it. ...

"Just two in 10 Americans believe the federal government does what it should, a low point in a decades-long decline. When the question was first asked in 1958, nearly 75% said they trusted the feds to do the right thing all or most of the time."

Read the entire article here.

— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted January 09, 2023 • 07:59 AM
Reporting on the Biden Administration Touting the Sale of Milliions of Barrels of America's Emergency Oil Reserves as a 'Top Accomplishment in 2022':

"The Biden administration is touting its decision to drain America's emergency oil reserves to historically low levels -- and sell millions of barrels to China and other foreign entities -- as one of its 'top accomplishments in 2022.'

"President Joe Biden's Energy Department in a Dec. 23 press release included its release of '190 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve' as second on its list of top 2022 accomplishments. The department said the reserve sales protected 'global energy security' -- a far cry from its reasoning behind the sales in April, when the department said a release of 30 million reserve barrels would aid domestic consumers by addressing 'the pain Americans are feeling at the pump.'

"The rhetorical shift comes after Biden faced bipartisan criticism for selling millions of reserve barrels to foreign entities, including the Chinese government. In April, Biden sold roughly one million barrels to Unipec, the trading arm of the China Petrochemical Corporation, which is wholly owned by the Chinese government. One month later, with domestic gas prices at record highs, more than five million U.S. reserve barrels were sent overseas to Europe and Asia, a move that Reuters said inhibited Biden's ability to 'lower record pump prices' through the sales. As a result of those releases, the United States -- which consumes roughly 20 million barrels of oil per day -- holds just 372 million barrels, its lowest level since 1983. ...

"While Biden has been quick to drain America's oil reserves, the Democrat campaigned in 2020 against domestic oil and gas production, promising to 'end fossil fuel.' Biden during his first month in office went on to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and implement a moratorium on new gas leases on federal land."

Read the entire article here.

— Collin Anderson, Washington Free Beacon
— Collin Anderson, Washington Free Beacon
Posted January 06, 2023 • 08:42 AM
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—Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist
— Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist
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