Why are Democrats Rushing to Saddle America With an Unwanted Health Care Overhaul?
You’ll note that President Obama has all but dropped “health insurance for the 45 million without coverage” from his health overhaul stump speech. Why? Because recent polling shows Americans don’t care nearly as much about the “universal” availability of health coverage when they have to pay extra to provide it, and, as the Congressional Budget Office noted, the health overhaul plans currently making their way | Read More »
Obama: I Can Quit Spending Any Time I Want To!
Update: Jake Tapper notes that it was one year ago this week that then-Sen. Obama (D-IL) “swooped in from the campaign trail to — along with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — vote for an amendment to impose a one-year moratorium on earmarks for fiscal year 2009.” What a difference a year and a change in power makes, eh? I will | Read More »
Omnibusted: $410,000,000,000.00 Omnibus Spending Bill Passes Senate
Hat tip to Amanda Carpenter for the slogan. Let’s hear it for the Democratic Congress and President Obama, who have managed to spend nearly $1,200,000,000,000.00 before we even hit the Ides of March. Robert Gibbs, Obama’s clean, articulate, incredibly skilled press secretary (/snark) said to day that this will help begin the process of getting America back onto a fiscally-responsible track. We haven’t yet heard | Read More »
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Demonstrates 9,286 in Printed Form (Open Thread)
Yikes – that’s a lot of paper. Then again, as the Obama administration’s advent has apparently succeeded in bringing fur back into fashion with “high-minded” Democrats, I’m not terribly surprised that paper waste of that magnitude (let alone spending waste of the magnitude that paper represents) is pretty much a ho-hum deal these days.
The Fuzzy Math of Barack Obama
Today, Barack Obama broke his silence on the mortgage bailout long enough to publicly decry the “staggering price tag” of $700 billion. Pardon me if I scratch my head at his choice of terminology, considering Mr. Obama has proposed over $1.4 Trillion in new spending programs should he win the White House this November. If the $700,000,000,000.00 price tag on the treasury bailout is “staggering” | Read More »