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Democrat: "It's Not Fair" For Congress To Be Subjected To Obamacare

Obamacare is ok for the average American, but not for Congress, at least according to one Democrat: Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the

The Senate Farm Bill Is 80% Food Stamps

North Dakota’s Republican and Democrat Senators were today applauding the passage of the Senate version of the Farm Bill. “For the second year in a row, the Senate has voted by a large, bipartisan majority to pass a strong farm bill for American producers and consumers,” Senator Hoeven said in a press release. “It’s strong

When Shoddy Journalism Obscures A Real Public Policy Problem

Health care prices are out of control. I don’t think that’s a statement many in America would disagree with. But when reporters like the Fargo Forum’s Kyle Potter cover the issue, they often do the problem a real disservice. Potter has a story about prices charged at Fargo-area hospitals, prices that are below the national

Obamacare Forcing Employers To Scale Back Health Insurance Plans

Score another point for the law of unintended consequences. The left is fond of believing that the government can wave its magic wand and accomplish their policy goals. One example is the minimum wage. The left likes to believe that raising the minimum wage improves the economy. “A rising tide lifts all ships,” I believe

Would Washington DC's Mandatory $250,000 Insurance Policy For Gun Owners Be Constitutional?

The gun grabbers know they don’t have the political horsepower to actually grab the guns. So, instead, they’re just going to make buying, possessing, carrying and using a gun so fraught with red tape and expense that nobody does it. WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The D.C. Council is considering requiring people to purchase liability insurance before

Using The IRS To Manipulate Americans Isn't Anything New

“Taxes have morphed from a societal obligation into moral code,” writes David Harsanyi for Reason. “And our convoluted tax structure reflects this mindset, allowing politicians to favor trade and offer populist giveaways to solidify political power. Any simplification or flattening of that code would strip Washington of its most effective tool.” That’s a good point.

CBO Report Has The Cost Of Obamacare Doubling

It’s becoming more and more clear that Obamacare is going to cost Americans dearly, as individuals. From skyrocketing premiums to our new part-time economy, the implementation of the law is going to be painful. And, according to the CBO, its going to be twice as painful in terms of the tax dollars it will cost

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

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