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Image of the Day: Electric Vehicle Irrationality

As Congress considers the so-called "Clean Future Act," which would unfairly allow utilities to pass the cost of electric vehicle charging stations that overwhelmingly benefit the rich to all utility customers, it's worth highlighting how even the New York Times acknowledges how impossible "Green New Deal" dreams for EVs really are:

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271 Visions of Our Government-Controlled Medical Future, With or Without ObamaCare

My wife and I go to an island doctor.  We don’t live on the island, but we drive to the island doctor because he is one of the best diagnosticians in an area heavily populated by the aging and heavily serviced by docs with degrees from prestigious medical schools.  Our doctor is a sole practitioner, with a nurse and a receptionist.&…

272 Brown Victory in Massachusetts Kills ObamaCare Either Way

The veil placed before the door of liberalism’s holy of holies was torn on Tuesday night in Massachusetts.  With a decisive victory in the Bay State’s special election for the U.S. Senate, Republican Scott Brown is headed to Washington to assume a seat that was held by Ted Kennedy for nearly 50 years.   Republicans will paint…

273 President Obama’s Health Care Snake Oil

The health care claims peddled by White House pitchmen over the past several months might just as well have been snake oil.  The most laughable claim is that their 2,000-page, $2 trillion monstrosity of a bill will actually reduce health care spending in the U.S.  According to the Administration’s own Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

274 The Transparency of the Presidential Lie

Most of us know someone who, as is said, will lie about what he or she had for breakfast.  For those who don’t know such a stranger to veracity, meet the current President of the United States.  Now you know one. The late, lamented columnist and language explorer, William Safire, made the term “congenital liar” famous this…

275 The Evolution of a President: Not Yet Trans-Partisan

“We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.”                – Senator Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. “The men and women who serve in our battlefields…

276 Dear Senior Citizens, Part Three

Oh goodness gracious, granny. By now, we thought we’d be singing “over the river and through the woods, to...” But you didn’t finish your job, did you?  Perhaps you believed that nice young man, President Obama, who told you ObamaCare would have no effect on your Medicare services, rather than those of us who bluntly…

277 Health Care Turncoats

What do you get when you mix political expediency, prevarication, “moderate” rhetoric and a desire to avoid the wrath of Nancy Pelosi?  A “Blue Dog” Democrat. During last Saturday’s midnight vote in the House of Representatives on ObamaCare, nowhere was the scent of political fear stronger than on the tails of self…

278 If Obama Is So Bright, Why Does He Keep Drawing the Auto Insurance Analogy?

Since Barack Obama charged into the spotlight with his 2004 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, we have received constant instruction from our high cultural arbiters about Obama’s supposed intellectual prowess.    Never mind that when speaking without his teleprompter, Obama typically appears ineloquent and befuddled…

279 Let-Them-Eat-Cake Nancy

Marie Antoinette had nothing on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, except perhaps Marie’s ignominious end, no longer practiced in civilized countries. Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, once all the noise is removed, produced one inescapable conclusion.  It did not take those elections to produce that conclusion…

280 From “Honest Abe” to “Double-Talk Barack”

Lie:  1.  A false statement purposely put forward as truth:  falsehood.  2.  Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression.  Core meaning:  an untrue declaration.  Double-Talk:  1.  Meaningless speech consisting of nonsense syllables mixed with unintelligible words:  gibberish. …

281 Lies My Congressman Told Me

The Inconvenient Truths Behind Health Care Reform The five most dangerous words that can be a spoken by a member of the United States Congress are “we have to do something!” It’s a credo only a politician could love.  Doing something, it should be noted, is not the same as doing it well.  But in the parallel moral universe…

282 The Baucus Betrayal

President Ronald Reagan famously quipped, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help.’”  So it goes with health care reform. This week, the Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 to pass the so-called Baucus Bill, the latest iteration of ObamaCare in what is…

283 Jubilation over the “Health Care Reform” Bill that Isn’t a Bill and Isn’t Going To Be the Bill

Americans are rejoicing in the streets this week.  Oh, they aren’t?  In Washington, then.  No?  Well surely the Democrats on Capitol Hill and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are. The reason for this jubilation?  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have come down Calculator…

284 ObamaCare: Fiction, by Acclamation

When the book is written on the first decade of the 21st century, it will read that it was a time when grave challenges were met by unserious men.     For the past 10 years, Americans have increasingly come to feel that theirs is a government populated either by the incompetent or the dishonest. At the turn of the millennium, the…

285 It’s 10 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Governor Is?

Specifically, do you know your governor’s position on the various proposals for national “health care reform?” This is important, because if they are representing the interests of their states, all 50 should be opposed,  to the point of focused, vocal opposition – and more. Trying to count the losers, not to mention quantify…

286 Dear Senior Citizens, Part Two

With age comes wisdom.  Yes, there is that tired feeling of having been there, done that too many times, but oh the wisdom those times have brought.  How many times have your government representatives told you, “trust us, we know what is best for you?”  How many times have your government representatives told you something…

287 New Health Care Bill, Same Old Problems

This week, the Senate Finance Committee began its review of Senator Max Baucus’ “new” health care bill.  If the previous versions of “reform” upset you, don’t expect the Baucus bill to make you feel any better.  This “new” health care proposal -- ObamaCare 6.0 -- is another sad rehash of more…

288 Thoughts on “Health Care Reform”

Rube Goldberg, the popular cartoonist of the 1920s and 1930s, fascinated and amused a nation by drawing phantasmagorically complex machines, made from all manner of disparate parts, to perform the simplest of tasks.  In Goldberg’s cartoons, no matter how unlikely, his machines worked. We are not the first to note that our federal government…

289 This “New” ObamaCare Game Is for Suckers, Just Like the Old One

First, Obama and Company bought off the drug companies.  Then the hospitals. By the time they got to the pitifully inept AMA and the double-dealing AARP, those fast-talking sharpies were easy. They already owned the Congress, both houses with unassailable majorities stoned out of their empty gourds on the power of first spending the people&rsquo…

290 If the Public Option is Dead: Then What?

This week, opponents of a government-run health care system welcomed the news that President Obama might drop the controversial “Public Option” from his list of reform proposals. Despite weeks on the trail staging supportive town halls, the President is coming to the realization that there aren’t enough votes to pass his preferred…

291 Do Conservatives Offer a Healthcare Alternative? Meet Paul Ryan

Support for Barack Obama’s healthcare agenda has reached a new nadir, confirming the adage that familiarity breeds contempt toward his misguided proposal. According to Rasmussen Reports, a 53 percent majority of American voters now oppose the plan by Obama and Congressional Democrats to commandeer fully one-sixth of our economy, a nine-point…

292 Dear Senior Citizens:

You are being called upon to rescue your country. Yes, again. You have done it through depression, recession, war, plague and pestilence. You did it for your country and you did it for yourselves, and you must do it yet again. You must do it by opposing, with all your senior intellect, experience and vigor, the current government schemes to &ldquo…

293 The Quotable Barack Obama

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama, reeling from growing public opposition to his proposed healthcare reform, took to the stage for a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The stated intent of the event was to correct public misperceptions about the president’s proposal. But the outcome spoke more to the plan’s weaknesses than…

294 President of American Association of Neurological Surgeons Discusses Need for Medical Liability Reform

Recently, Dr. Tippett joined CFIF’s Renee Giachino to discuss medical liability reform, the costs associated with practicing defensive medicine, and what doctors need to see in a health care reform in order to support a plan.

295 What’s in the Health Care Bill?

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the myriad of new taxes scattered throughout the 1,000-plus-page House health care bill will do little to lessen our $9 trillion national debt. In fact, the CBO projects that H.R. 3200, which will cost taxpayers well over $1 trillion, is set to increase the national debt by $239 billion over the next…

296 Fishy Is As Fishy Does, Mr. President

Citizen Alert! President Obama needs your help, and we want to help you help him. Although we do not usually involve ourselves in causes that may require stooling on neighbors and relatives, this is a special White House request, and we are thus sure that all civil liberty and privacy concerns have been adequately vetted by Justice Department counsel…

297 What To Do About “Health Care Reform”

Oppose it. Oppose it out of self-interest or simply because the country is being jobbed yet again by a President and Congress that seem incapable of telling the truth on any legislation before or after the fact.

298 Former American Medical Association President Counters Organization’s Endorsement of Government-Run Health Care

Recently, Dr. Palmisano joined CFIF’s Renee Giachino to discuss CPPR, why policymakers shouldn’t support legislation that will diminish care to 90 percent of our population, and why it’s wrong under President Obama’s plan to take health care decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients and give it to the government.

299 Government-Run Health Care Plan Worse Than Anyone Imagined

Democrats in the House of the Representatives this week introduced their long-anticipated plan to reform the nation’s health care system. Simply put, it is worse than anyone could have imagined. Euphemistically titled "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009," the 1,018-page bill is filled with massive tax hikes to be levied…

300 ObamaCare 101: How President Obama's Healthcare Reforms Will Impact Patients and Doctors

As the White House and Congress intensify their efforts to revamp the nation’s healthcare system, the American people seem to have more questions than answers. How will “reform” impact access to care and physicians? How will “reform” be paid for? Others are questioning why we are rushing into a government-run healthcare…

 
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"When Republicans ran Washington, they enacted tax cuts, appointed conservative judges, and repealed regulations, but they were unable to achieve bigger changes such as repealing Obamacare, lowering drug prices, or reducing the size of government. Biden intends to do much more than that. Biden's understated demeanor is nothing like Trump's aggressive personality, but he is playing political hardball…[more]
 
 
—Bobby Jindal, Former Governor of Louisiana
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