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Wednesday
Jul232014

ALG's Daily Grind - Time for the government to stop picking winners and losers in the marketplace 

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July 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Time for the government to stop picking winners and losers in the marketplace
Federal government rules are making it exceedingly difficult for local retailers to compete against Internet retailers.

Cartoon: Israel's Shoes

Australia shoots down climate lobby's scare mongering
It's time for the U.S. to learn from Australia's mistakes.

Tapscott: Do Republicans want to repeal Democrats' disastrous Big Government or surrender to it?
Washington Examiner executive editor Mark Tapscott quotes Americans for Limited Government vice president of public policy and communications taking on Republican columnist Michael Gerson of the Washington Post over the future of the Republican Party.

Wednesday
Jul232014

NHDP - Statement from the NH Democratic Party on Today's Circuit Court of Appeals Rulings 

Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley issued the following statement reacting to today’s two different and conflicting rulings on the Affordable Care Act:
 
“Partisan, frivolous lawsuits are trying to stop the people of New Hampshire from getting affordable health care. 
 
"Republicans like Scott Brown, Bob Smith, Jim Rubens, Walt Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway and others are cheering because they want to stop affordable health care too, because they think it’s good for their campaigns. Well, it’s not good for the people of New Hampshire and it’s shameful that New Hampshire Republicans cheered a court decision that could make insurance coverage less affordable for 30,000 people in New Hampshire."
 
“Today’s misguided and flawed decision is being challenged and three other courts have ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act - one earlier today."
 
BACKGROUND
 
30,920 Granite Staters, or 77%, Receive Financial Assistance Through the Federal-Run Health Insurance Marketplace [HHS report, April 2014]
 
Repeal of ACA's Financial Assistance Would Result in Average Monthly Cost Increase of $290 in New Hampshire. “But if subsidies were repealed, people would not lose coverage, instead seeing premiums jump from loss of the tax credit. [...] In New Hampshire, 40,262 people are paying an average monthly premium of $100 — and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase of $290.” [Washington Post, June 19, 2014]
 
4th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Subsidies in Federal-Run Health Exchange: “Meanwhile, just an hour later, another three-judge panel on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., came to the opposite conclusion – upholding the federal subsidies.” [NPR, July 22, 2014]

 
 
Two Previous Court Rulings Sided In Favor Of The ACA On This Issue Specifically: "Today’s ruling goes against the two previous rulings on this issue so far, which both summarily dismissed the plaintiffs’ arguments. Both judges agreed that ‘there is no evidence in the legislative record that the House, the Senate, any relevant committee of either House, or any legislator ever entertained’ the idea of confining premium assistance to state exchanges.' Additionally, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to soon reject an identical challenge." [The New Republic, 4/6/14]
Wednesday
Jun252014

ALG's Daily Grind - McConnell-Reid fight over amendments on appropriations creates opportunity for GOP 

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June 25, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

McConnell-Reid fight over amendments on appropriations creates opportunity for GOP
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulls $180 billion appropriations bill off Senate floor after Senate Republicans demand simple majority amendments.

The rise of Climate Change-ism
Over a few decades modern climate science has evolved, or if you will, devolved from it's infancy, from scientific observation to dogma—or "Climate Change-ism."

Central planners take aim at motorists in Washington, D.C.
Throwing caution to the wind, a Washington, D.C. calls for toll lanes at major entry points into the city and other measures designed to keep automobiles off Washington's major thoroughfares—at a great cost to commuter motorists.

Klein: Still waiting for the most important Obamacare ruling --- and it isn't Hobby Lobby
"Health care policy watchers are still waiting for what could be the most important court ruling of the year on Obamacare -- but it isn't Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the contraception mandate case."

Monday
Jun232014

ALG's Daily Grind - Big Government Stakes are High in Mississippi Run-Off 

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June 23, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Big Government Stakes are High in Mississippi Run-Off
Tuesday in Mississippi marks the next faceoff between a Tea Party challenger and an entrenched, out of touch Republican incumbent.

Will Senate Republicans fight against Obama's Internet giveaway?
Commerce Department fails to show in FOIA response to Americans for Limited Government the legal authority for transitioning Internet to international community in 2015.

EPA's latest power grab is all wet
Obama wants to redefine everything wet as waters of the United States and thus regulable by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Goldberg: Of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats
"The naked self-interest of the government-worker class."

Tuesday
May202014

ALG's Daily Grind - Voters are giving up on fixing Washington 

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May 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Voters are giving up on fixing Washington
Is it time to throw in the towel? A recent Gallup poll of registered voters shows that voter enthusiasm is at a 20-year low-point. 

Common Core in the classroom another one size fits all cluster
Unintended consequences to big government, utopian solutions.

Obama clings to climate alarmism with National Climate Assessment
Institute for Energy Research Senior Vice President Dan Kish dubs new climate report "a scare tactic designed to excuse the President's agenda of centralizing power in Washington and making energy more expensive and jobs harder to find."

Washington Examiner: Internal government watchdog system broken, experts say
"Attorneys who specialize in government ethics say the case of the Department of Homeland Security's former acting inspector general, Charles Edwards, shows the government's own watchdogs are too influenced by political considerations."

  

May 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Voters are giving up on fixing Washington
Is it time to throw in the towel? A recent Gallup poll of registered voters shows that voter enthusiasm is at a 20-year low-point.

Common Core in the classroom another one size fits all cluster
Unintended consequences to big government, utopian solutions.

Obama clings to climate alarmism with National Climate Assessment
Institute for Energy Research Senior Vice President Dan Kish dubs new climate report "a scare tactic designed to excuse the President's agenda of centralizing power in Washington and making energy more expensive and jobs harder to find."

Washington Examiner: Internal government watchdog system broken, experts say
"Attorneys who specialize in government ethics say the case of the Department of Homeland Security's former acting inspector general, Charles Edwards, shows the government's own watchdogs are too influenced by political considerations."