NRN - The Daily Wrap-Up

June 17, 2010
4:00 PM Eastern


Good Thursday Afternoon -

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) has introduced legislation to cut off taxpayer funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Writing at today, he explained the reasons for the cuts. Read what Rep. Lamborn said.

Barack Obama's bogus budget cuts. In its latest attempt to mitigate public outrage over out-of-control government growth, the administration of President Barack Obama has instructed a handful of federal agencies to cut their budgets by five percent.

Obey stalls Afghan war spending to get public sector union bailouts. The true face of David Obey and his Democrat allies in Congress was exposed yesterday. Retiring Rep. David Obey (D-WI), the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that he would stall a supplemental $33 billion Afghanistan war funding bill in order to assure passage of a bill that would result in $35 billion in payoffs to public sector unions.


Donald Berwick: Will we ration Health Care with our eyes open? While many were criticized for suggesting that rationing would happen in America if ObamaCare came to pass, the people that Obama is putting in place openly support such schemes. After all, personnel is policy, and Berwick has stated that "the decision is not whether or not we will ration care, the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open."

Increasing capital gains tax decreases capital. If the government thinks people are going to sit idly by and continue their normal routines come Jan. 1, 2011, when President Bush's tax cuts expire, it is wrong. Americans will change and adapt to new tax rates by whatever means benefit them—not the government.


Hussman Funds: U.S. seeing zero private sector expansion

Chicago Tribune: Tasty tidbits at the Blagojevich trial

Rudy Giuliani: If this was Bush, he would be impeached by now

Obama's Gulf Coast recovery plan is vague on details

Daily Caller: Shakedown on BP grilling

Bloomberg: Jobless claims rise this week

Campaign Spot: Bob Etheridge now trailing?

Forbes: The unmet promise of ObamaCare