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Obama Looking at Offshore Drilling, as a Means to an End

In a Reuters article, it was reported that the Obama administration is expected to announce by Wednesday its updated plan for oil and natural gas drilling in U.S. waters, including whether to allow exploration for the first time along the U.S. East Coast. The administration plan could open up drilling across the nation that would ease our reliance on middle-eastern ...

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Are Wealthy Americans Leaving the Country?

I thought I would share my process for gathering viewpoint and facts.  Perhaps others would offer to put articles together in the future, but if nothing else, a look into how I brainstorm a publication: The high-middle and high-earners in America  pay for the majority of social programs implemented by Congress. With states facing nearly $100 billion in combined budget ...

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Businesses Stop Hiring Due to Health Care Reform

The new health care reform bill is having an effect: termination of full-time employees.  Small businesses cannot afford the mandate that hits once they have 31 employees and have at least one that gets their insurance through the government exchange – $2,000 per full-time employee . Business owners will instead refuse to grow their businesses past 30 employees or will ...

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CDN Predictions for Post-Health Care Reform America

No long narative, just the basic predictions: Health Care Premiums will rise at a faster rate than previously Americans will be forced to change health plans as their current plan is shut down The IRS will use “health care audit” as a reason to trigger a full audit of citizens’ finances America will lose its AAA bond rating (quality of ...

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Health Care Reform Passes 219-212 Without Consent of the Governed

Sunday evening, the House of Representatives passed the Senate version of health care reform.  The vote was 219 for and 212 against with not a single Republican voting for it.  Every Republican voted against it, and a large group of Democrats also opposed the legislation.  The American citizenry made it clear that this legislation was not popular nor desired in ...

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Health Care Reform Bill Deficit Neutral: Health Care Reform Is Not

Democrats are citing the recent CBO scoring of the combination of S.3590 (the bill that passed the Senate in December) and H.R. 4872 (the Reconciliation Bill in the House) as proving that health care reform will reduce the national debt – it will not.  In order to get the bill to appear deficit neutral, Democrats had to do some interesting ...

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Reconciliation Bill Posted: Summary and Full Text Inside

H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, has been posted.  We’ll be combing through the full text of the bill to add to our health care reform page, but wanted to make the .pdf easy to find for our readers.  Since it is an amendment to the Senate bill everything will be relative to the ...

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Regional Pharmacies Dropping Medicaid Ahead of Health Reform

The New England Journal of Medicine, recently published a survey where roughly half of all physicians that responded would leave the profession if the current health care reform went into effect.  Many critics of the survey discounted it saying that pushing more people into Medicaid would not cause a health care crisis. Unfortunately, it already is.  The Seattle Times reported ...

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Democrats: Any Means to an End on Health Care

Just a few days ago, Nancy Pelosi said that she liked the idea of the Slaughter process, otherwise known as deem and pass, because then no one in the House would have to vote on the Senate bill. In an interview on Fox News this evening, the President voiced a similar opinion by saying, “I don’t spend a lot of ...

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Increasing Number of States Telling Feds to Keep Away from Our Guns

Courtesy of Marc Langsam

A recent Rebellion in America article states that five states: Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Tennessee and now South Dakota have made it illegal for the Federal government to enforce or enact laws on personal firearms manufactured and kept within state lines. South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has signed into law his state’s version of a Firearms Freedom Act that first was ...

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Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid

Obama has no problem misleading America as long as the citizenry is effectively duped into supporting the worst entitlement bill in the country’s history.  Purposefully omitting the fact that health care costs are rising, rising premiums are just a symptom, demonizing the insurance industry’s razor thin margins (1-3%), and now.. embellishing the story of a cancer patient to play on ...

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Health Care Reform's Impact on Rising Premiums

Obama and Congressional Democrats are pushing health care reform as the answer to rising health care premiums.  The populist approach to forcing through unpopular legislation is certainly the method of operation of the administration and they are continuing to use it by demonizing insurance companies with their massive 1-3% profit margins… massive. Why are premiums rising?  Greedy insurers?  Nope, health ...

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Obama's Deficit Panel Marginalized by .. Obama

President Obama house been touting his intent to put together an executive panel to review approaches to trim the soon to be $14 trillion federal debt.  His newest addition to the panel demonstrates that the President is not serious about doing much of anything on the deficit. Obama recently appointed the leader of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Andy ...

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Honesty in Health Care Debate

Reading the stories in the news about health care for the last few weeks, it had become obvious that no one has a grasp on where we really are, what the real problem is or how we should solve it. The liberal plan has clown car-like reforms in it.  Sure, there are alot of them, but it’s going to explode ...

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Obama's Plans Add Trillions to the Debt in Current Decade

Tax-and-spend liberalism has been replaced by spend and don’t tax enough radical liberal policy.  It’s not sustainable and definitely not fiscally healthy.  In a Washington Post article they state: President Obama‘s proposed budget would add more than $9.7 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, congressional budget analysts said Friday. Proposed tax cuts for the middle class account ...

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