Archive for March, 2014

Grasping the Big Bad Budget


Tuesday March 11th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:33pm PST   •   0 Comments

We said before that President Obama’s proposed budget for the federal government in its 2015 fiscal year was big and bad, but John Merlin writing at Investors Business Daily describes just how big and bad federal spending has grown: Buried deep in a section of President Obama’s budget, released this week, is an eye-opening...
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Why Obamacare Is Unaffordable


Monday March 10th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:17am PST   •   0 Comments

So much reporting on Obamacare ignores the failures of the so-called Affordable Care Act. One pleasant exception is Emily Bazar of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting. In a recent column she outlines what has been called Obamacare’s “kid,” “family,” or “affordability” glitch. As she notes, the federal government offers sliding-scale tax credits to...
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Blowing the Budget in the Wind


Saturday March 8th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 9:32am PST   •   2 Comments

If the history of the Obama administration is any indication, one of the most efficient ways for the federal government to waste money is to “invest” it in green energy projects. Projects that are doomed to fail because they are nowhere near being economically viable. In fact, we could argue that the green energy...
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The Surge in Ruling-Class Verbal Abuse


Wednesday March 5th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:04am PST   •   0 Comments

As we recently noted, deploying the IRS, NSA, ATF, EPA and now the FCC against Americans shows that ruling-class abuse has become inclusive. But some think the abuse is not quite inclusive enough, or severe enough. Consider, for example, this remark about critics of Obamacare. “There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of...
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President Obama’s New Budget: It’s Big and It’s Bad


Tuesday March 4th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 2:59pm PST   •   2 Comments

The Obama administration released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 earlier today. Dan Mitchell has an early reaction: There are lots of provisions that deserve detailed attention, but I always look first at the overall trends. Most specifically, I want to see what’s happening with the burden of government spending. And you probably...
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Uncovered California


Monday March 3rd, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:15am PST   •   2 Comments

We recently noted massive dysfunction at Covered California, the state subsidiary of Obamacare, which, among other things, wasted $1.3 million on an absurd promotional video. But as Emily Bazar of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting notes, these are hardly the only problems. She writes that California paid Accenture $359 million to set up...
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