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Online Sales Tax May End Up Being A Tax On Your Retirement Savings

Online Sales Tax May End Up Being A Tax On Your Retirement Savings

There’s nothing fair about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which both of North Dakota’s Senators voted for. In addition to lumping more red tape and tax burden onto online shopping – which means higher prices for everyone who shops online – its an expansion of taxation to companies that use none of the services the taxes

The Problem With Health Care In America In A Nutshell

This passage from an Associated Press article about wildly disparate prices charged by hospitals for the same treatments and procedures sums up in a nutshell the entire problem with health care in America: There are vast disparities nationally. The average charges for joint replacement range from about $5,300 at an Ada, Okla., hospital to $223,000

Obama: Obamacare Is Working, Americans Just Don't Know It

Well, yeah. It’s sort of hard to see how Obamacare is “working” through all premium increases, layoffs, new taxes and layers of new regulations. Watch the latest video at FoxNews.com “For the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act

California Legislation Would Mandate Fertility Coverage For Homsexuals

It’s simple biological reality that homosexual couplings cannot result in procreation. There’s just no getting around that fact. But in California state legislators are considering a new insurance mandate which would require coverage for infertility treatment for homosexuals who cannot have fertile relations with one another. Legislation has been filed that would require group insurance

Subprime Auto Loans Were Up 18% In 2012

Yesterday we got news that the Obama administration is pushing banks to make subprime home loans again. Today comes word that in 2012, subprime auto loans were up 18%: The Fed’s program, while aimed at bolstering the U.S. housing and labor markets, has also steered billions of dollars into riskier, more speculative corners of the

Obama Administration's "Compromise" On Contraception Mandate Is No Compromise At All

With several lawsuits challenging the mandate stalled awaiting the White House’s clarification of how they’ll apply a contraception coverage mandate to faith-based employers, the Obama administration announced today a “compromise” which doesn’t really seem like a compromise at all. In fact, it kind of seems like President Obama thinks we’re stupid. Under this proposal, objecting

“Your freedom is likely to be someone else’s harm"

The problem with collectivizing something like health care – which is to say turning health care into a “right” that we’re all obligated to provide for one another – is that when we do so we put our freedom to make individual life choices in jeopardy. Because that freedom can be attacked on the basis

Obamacare Might Price Smokers Out Of Health Insurance

The so-called “Affordable Care Act” isn’t really making health insurance more affordable for anyone. Thanks to clouds of new regulations and mandates, health insurance is going to get more expensive for everyone in the country. But smokers, especially, are going to be hard hit: WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of smokers could be priced out of

ND Democrat: "You know this assembly has fallen into disrepute when I have to stand up to defend free enterprise."

There was a humorous moment on the floor of the North Dakota House today while debating a bill addressing insurance companies using languages other than English in their policies and marketing information. The bill, HB1196, would allow insurance companies to use other languages but would require that any legal disputes arising be based on the

How Jack Dalrymple Is Helping To Implement Obamacare

The fight against Obamacare has become a war of attrition and, as George Will notes in his column today, those who would implement that awful policy are caught between a rock and a hard place because of the manner in which Supreme Court upheld the law. Obamacare requires that insurance companies accept all new customers,

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