Obama Throws AMA Back Under the Bus

    As Erick points out, Obamacare took another heavy shot today, as the CBO concluded that the much-vaunted reforms pushed by Democratrs to control Medicare costs would have little or no effect. OMB Director Orszag has fired back quickly however, in an attempt to turn lemons into lemonade. He says that while CBO may have little faith in the provisions as they are currently drafted, a | Read More »

    “In CBO’s judgment, the probability is high that no savings would be realized”

    The Politico is breaking some more bad news for Barry O and his socialist storm troopers. According to a CBO analysis, the $1 trillion healthcare plan’s independent panel designed to keep Medicare spending in check would, at best, save only $2 billion of the $1 trillion plan. the Congressional Budget Office said the proposal to give an independent panel the power to keep Medicare spending | Read More »

    Our Ignorance Is His Strength

    Promoted by Jeff President Barack Obama refuses to release mid year budget numbers on the traditional reporting date. He has put this off until Congress goes into recess for the summer. He does so because he wants both houses of Congress to pass expensive legislation and then adjourn for their August break without the public knowing how poorly Presbud2009 is currently performing. The Associated Press | Read More »

    This sums up the Democratic Congressional strategy perfectly.

    On Tuesday night, be given a health care bill the size of Delaware that nobody in your office had a chance to read (over 1,000 pages, in this case). On Wednesday, watch it be jammed through various committees. On Thursday, find out from that the nonpartisan oversight group that’s supposed to be regulating this sort of thing hasn’t been able to read it, either. Note | Read More »

    This sums up the Democratic Congressional strategy perfectly.

    On Tuesday night, be given a health care bill the size of Delaware that nobody in your office had a chance to read (over 1,000 pages, in this case). On Wednesday, watch it be jammed through various committees. On Thursday, find out from that the nonpartisan oversight group that’s supposed to be regulating this sort of thing hasn’t been able to read it, either. Note | Read More »

    Why Won’t Democrats Show Us the Bill for Health Care?

    In the last few days there’s been a lot of debate over how much health care ‘reform’ will cost. Democrats have talked about the latest estimate from CBO. Liberals have cheered about the reduced cost of the revised bill. They don’t mention that Senate Democrat leaders have been pressuring CBO to be ‘more creative’ with their health care score. Nor do they point out that | Read More »

    Obamacare *FAIL*

    The President and his allies in Congress have perfected their argument: health care in this country is expensive. Something must be done. This is something. Therefore, we must do this. Unfortunately, it is clear that the president’s plan is too costly, does not cover the uninsured as promised, and will make health care worse in America. To the first point, the Congressional Budget Office has | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 13, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/obama-suffers-another-cabinet-setback/ Obama faces a Cabinet setback, again Gregg backs out; explanations don’t match — www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/gregg-withdrawal-foreshadows-census-debate/ Census battle intensifies; GOP leader threatens lawsuit — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/emanuel-obama-still-better-clinton/ Emanuel: White House not ‘amateur hour’ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/workers-will-eventually-draw-the-short-straw/ CBO predicts lower GDP in a decade — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/economy-woes-top-terror-as-priority-threat/ Economy woes top terror threat — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/deported-for-drugs-illegal-still-sued-arizona-ranc/ Deported for drugs, illegal sues rancher — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/italy-us-treasury-shook-world-markets/ Italy: Treasury shook world markets — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/13/school-gun-case-sparks-cries-for-common-sense/ Gun props | Read More »

    CBO To The President: Your Stimulus Plan Stinks

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has taken a good look at the President’s stimulus plan. It does not like what it sees: President Obama’s economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to do nothing, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will help | Read More »

    On Infrastructure Investment

    Democrats argue that their stimulus proposal must include a massive infrastructure component not only because it will help the economy (which it won’t), but also because the government has been chronically underinvesting in infrastructure in recent decades. The Congressional Budget Office puts the lie to that claim. This chart is of all public capital spending on infrastructure, from 1956 to 2006:

    Why the Obama Stimulus Will Fail, Chapter 217

    Take a look at this chart:

    Greasing the Skids for Kennedy Care

    National Journal reports that Barack Obama has selected CBO Director Peter Orszag to head up the Office of Management and Budget. Orszag is widely respected on both sides of the aisle for his professionalism and his command of budgetary detail. He’s almost certainly more supportive of expanded government than the typical Red State reader, but at least he’s likely to be a straight shooter. His | Read More »


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