Author: Dan Perrin

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Hypocrisy Defined

Hypocrisy defined: “In the long run we can’t continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences, as if waste doesn’t matter, as if the hard earned tax dollars of the American people can...

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The Left Pounds ObamaCare (some more)

From Politico: “Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed...

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Well said…

Well said, from The Daily Beast, by Tunku Varadarajan, here is the first paragraph: “Harry Reid, a small-state senator with all the allure of a small-town accountant, may offer unlikely echoes of the French...

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Poll: 44% want Bush Back

The following shows the degree of the political failure of ObamaCare: “Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama’s declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to...

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Senator Reid’s Vapor Deal

In a classic have-it-both-ways-moment, Senator Reid has been selling the media and the public the following story line: in a breakthrough deal we took out the public option, but its not dead. Uh, huh....

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MSNBC: This is a Must Watch Video

Note the discussion about the having to increase the debt limit during the Senate health care debate. Oh, this is going to be fun! If you cannot see the image below, click here to...

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ObamaCare, By the Numbers

This document was used on the Senate floor by Senator Coburn, this evening.  (For a .pdf, click here.) 0 — provisions guaranteeing taxpayers do not finance abortion 0 — provisions prohibiting the rationing of...

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U.S. Senate Phone System Collapses

From a reliable staffer: “Phone calls are not going through at all now. Try calling my phone or any phone. It is not even the switchboard anymore. The entire Senate phone system has collapsed.”...

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Internal Senate Email: Inbound Calls Choke Phones

Keep up the calls! Quoting the Email: CIO Customer Service Bulletin – Problem Notification — Assistant Sergeant at Arms; Chief Information Officer Date: November 20, 2009 Time: 11:30 AM Affected Service: Telephones Problem/Symptom/Status: We...

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The Buying of Mary Landrieu

HOE-HOE-HOE, oh, it’s not Christmas — yet.  But Harry Reid is playing the sit-on-my-lap-Santa to lap-dog Senator Mary Landrieu, with a $100 million surprise.  (They look so cute.) Why not buy Senator Landrieu for...

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Senator Reid’s $2.5 Trillion Bill

Top-Line Facts: Spending:  The cost of the bill is $2.5 trillion over 10 years of full implementation (2014-2023). Taxes Increases: Taxes will go up $493.6 billion—nearly half a trillion dollars. Medicare Cuts:  Medicare will...

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CBO Caveats

CBO Caveats Direct quotes from pages 17 and 18 of CBO Letter to Reid   UNLIKELY THAT COST CONTAINMENT REMAINS INTACT. “These longer-term calculations assume that the provisions are enacted and remain unchanged throughout...