Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’


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President Trump on the Budget and the Debt


Monday February 27th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 4:12pm PST   •   0 Comments

Last week, on February 22, 2017, President Trump spoke to the press for the first time about the budget and the national debt while attending an informal federal budget meeting at the White House. Here are some quick quotes that stood out during his introductory remarks, first off, covering his impression of the overall…
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Obamabuse, Continued


Tuesday February 4th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:28am PST   •   0 Comments

Contrary to Barack Obama’s promise, Obamacare deprived millions of Americans of the health plans they liked and wanted to keep. To get the health plan the federal government wants them to have, Obamacare steered these people to HealthCare.gov, a dysfunctional, insecure website also inscrutable to Spanish speakers because it was written in Spanglish. The…
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Obamacare Child Abuse


Wednesday January 8th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:00am PST   •   0 Comments

Obamacare does not fall short in ways to abuse Americans. It inflicts on them a grotesque federal plan based on paternalism and lies. Obamacare takes away from millions of Americans the health plans they chose, liked and wanted to keep. Obamacare subjects Americans to a dysfunctional and insecure website, built by crony incompetent contractors…
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Nearly Half of Americans Receive Government Funding


Thursday January 19th, 2012   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:59pm PST   •   10 Comments

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Sara Murray reports that “Nearly Half of U.S Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefits.” The pool of Americans relying on government benefits rose to record highs last year as an increasing share of families tapped aid in a weak economy. Some 48.6% of the population lived…
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Washington Breaks Government Spending Record: $3.6 Trillion


Tuesday October 25th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:39pm PDT   •   1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal reports in “A New Spending Record: Washington had its best year ever in fiscal 2011″ that: Maybe it’s a sign of the tumultuous times, but the federal government recently wrapped up its biggest spending year, and its second biggest annual budget deficit, and almost nobody noticed. Is it rude to…
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Size of the U.S. Debt Visualized in 3D


Thursday July 21st, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 9:18am PDT   •   2 Comments

What do you think is taller: the Empire State Building or cube of $114 trillion dollars??? Check it out here! The 114.5 Trillion dollar super-skyscraper is the amount of money the U.S. Government knows it does not have to fully fund the Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, social security, military and civil servant pensions….
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Emily Skarbek Is Interviewed on the Government Cost Calculator on Reason TV


Thursday May 12th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:49pm PDT   •   1 Comment

Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek is interviewed here by Nick Gillespie of Reason TV regarding the Institute’s very timely and far-reaching Government Cost Calculator. The Calculator enables any American to clearly understand three aspects of federal government spending. First, the Calculator helps you determine how much a person will pay for various federal…
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Jeff Miron’s Advice: Cut Federal Entitlement Spending!


Thursday May 5th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 7:51am PDT   •   12 Comments

In the following video, Independent Institute Research Fellow Jeffery Miron discusses why federal entitlement spending (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) is growing to unprecedented levels and must be cut and cut and cut some more if the U.S.’s fiscal spending and debt crisis is to be resolved. HT: Mike Munger

What Forced President Obama to the Deficit Cutting Table?


Wednesday April 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:44am PDT   •   1 Comment

Last Wednesday, months after rejecting his own presidential commission’s recommendations for reducing the U.S.’s record deficits produced by his administration, President Barack Obama finally offered a plan to deal with the nation’s excessive federal budget deficit. He didn’t do it because he wanted to do it or because he genuinely believes it’s in the…
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U.S. Government Spends More Than Eight Times Monthly Revenues


Monday April 4th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:53pm PDT   •   5 Comments

In “March Madness: U.S. Gov’t Spent More Than Eight Times Its Monthly Revenue,” Terence P. Jeffrey reports at CNSNews.com that the U.S. Department of Treasury has just announced that federal spending for the month of March was more than eight times revenues received. The U.S. Treasury has released a final statement for the month…
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