Senate Must Filibuster "Public Option": In a 60-39 party-line vote on Saturday, Harry Reid's ObamaCare bill (H.R. 3950) cleared a critical test vote, which allows the bill to proceed to the floor for debate. Senate Republicans needed just one of their Democrat colleagues to vote with them against cloture, and the bill would have been defeated right then and there.
Too Good for their Own Taxes: With the Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of 2010 and both health care reform bills calling for increased tax revenue, the Obama Administration and Congress are about to saddle the American people one of the largest tax increases in history. The standard liberal litany for such a raid on taxpayers' pockets is that working Americans have a "moral obligation" to "feed the poor" -- or in the case of health care, pay their medical bills.
Washington WIRE - Atlas Shrugs: Chicago, Illinois, is 660 miles west of Washington, D.C. There, on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, a Power Point presentation was given that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi should have seen. In fact, so should every member of Congress. But, they didn't. And that's unfortunate.
Book Review - Economic Contractions: In "Economic Contractions in the United States: A Failure of Government," Charles K. Rowley and Nathanael Smith use their unique Public Choice lens to analyze the Great Depression and the current recession. Public Choice Economics, developed by James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, is a revolutionary way for economists to look at government and its attempts at market intervention.
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