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CBO: Obamacare Will Eliminate 2.3 Million Jobs By 2021

CBO: Obamacare Will Eliminate 2.3 Million Jobs By 2021

The CBO has updated its projections for Obamacare’s impact on the economy, and it’s not pretty. By 2021 the CBO is projecting that Obamacare will have cost America the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs. That’s up from the CBO’s previous estimate of about 800,000. Just to put that number into perspective, 2.3 million jobs lost

South Dakota SB128 Would Allow Businesses To Discriminate Against Gays

South Dakota SB128 is being considered in that state’s current legislative session, and if passed it would make it explicitly legal for businesses to refuse service to gays. It has 12 sponsors, and is currently sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee. An excerpt: Section 1. No person or entity may bring suit against another person

It Got Fixed: Tens Of Thousands On Hold Because HealthCare.Gov Can't Fix Enrollment Errors

Watch the latest video at “It got fixed,” President Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly of in their pre-Super Bowl interview. “Now it’s working the way it’s supposed to.” Some might find that hard to believe for any number of reasons, not the least of which is this report from the Washington Post today

California Cracks Down On Unlicensed Exchange Of Knowledge

Because you can’t just share your experience, knowledge and expertise with other people willy-nilly. The government must license that sort of thing. Hacker boot camps have sprung up across the world in recent years, offering crash courses in the art and science of computer programming. These schools are particularly prevalent in the San Francisco Bay

Is There A Gender Wage Gap, Or Do Men And Women Just Make Different Choices?

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised action on the gender wage gap. “Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” he said. “That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal

State Department Report: Keystone Pipeline Won't Add To Carbon Emissions

Last year President Obama said he would only approve the Keystone XL pipeline project if it is found that it wouldn’t contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. “Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interest,” he said. “And our national interest will be served only

Drones In North Dakota Make Big Headlines After Conviction

Farmer Rodney Brossart, whose case made big national headlines when the Nelson County Sheriff called in a US Border Patrol drone to help with his arrest, was convicted recently. Not for the original crime of cattle rustling which brought law enforcement to his doorstep but rather for his standoff with the cops. The conviction, like

Maybe This Is Why North Dakota Democrats Can't Get A Challenger For Kevin Cramer

In the 2012 cycle North Dakota Democrats lost ground. They broke even in the state legislature, but lost the only state-level executive branch office they held (Superintendent of Schools), and while Heidi Heitkamp made headlines by upsetting Republican Rick Berg in the Senate race, she still barely won. The last time Senator Kent Conrad, the