Monthly Archive: October 2009

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The Broken Political Equation

I confess, it makes zero sense to me. I’ve done the math and the political calculus keeps coming back a broken equation. In general, if the strategic political forces are aligned properly, then the...

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The House Bill, by the Numbers

Total cost:  $1.055 trillion New Taxes:  $572 billion Cuts to Medicare:  $426 billion Not included:  $245 billion needed to stop Medicare payments to doctors from decreasing, pledged to be passed in a separate bill...

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“Death Panels” Don’t Die in Health Bill

Well, it is Halloween and the time of Zombies — from the Associated Press: “It’s alive. The Medicare end-of-life planning provision that 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said was tantamount to “death...

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Neither Reid nor Pelosi Have the Votes

Like robots programed to march until they find a cliff and can march no longer, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi have been forced into the most contorted public position on any...

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Mrs. Speaker, Call the Health Vote

CongressDaily is reporting that the House Leadership thinks they have 218 votes for ObamaCare. Speaker Pelosi herself said she “definitely” has 218 votes. Call the vote on ObamaCare NOW Mrs. Speaker, if you have...

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Darling: Anti-ObamaCare Forces Win Round One

Brian Darling at the Heritage Foundation writes:  The Senate just voted down, 47-53, a procedural motion to commence debate on the so-called “Doc Fix” bill today. This is important because this procedural vote was...

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Fun With Honest Budgeting

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post is funny, in his rendition of Majority Leader Reid and his quest to put $250 billion in ObamaCare off-budget, adding it to the deficit. It really is worth...

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Goldberg: The Rise of the Perotistas

Here are Goldberg’s opening paragraphs: “One of the most macabre images I’ve ever heard described came in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami in 2004. Before the tidal wave crashed on shore, beachgoers stood...