Monthly Archives: December 2009

Only when his lips are moving

Reason asks the question: Can Obama open his mouth without lying about health care? To sum up: The president said he “didn’t campaign on the public option,” but it turns out he did. He said that there wasn’t any “gap” … Continue reading

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Meritocracy for thee, but not for me

Just now on Fox News, a lady named Lee Farris, representing a group called United for a Fair Economy, said: We, people who support the estate tax, believe that people should get ahead on their own merit, not based on … Continue reading

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Not the change we were hoping for

Liberty Works: Obama’s 2009 deficit will be larger than all seven Bush deficits combined.

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Stop with the stimulus

MSNBC: No more stimulus, please, we’re capitalists. That’s the view, at least, of the majority of economists surveyed in msnbc.com’s year-end roundtable. Though unemployment will remain stubbornly high, and the economic recovery sluggish in 2010, the government doesn’t need to … Continue reading

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Teachers receive tenure without evaluation

Los Angeles Times: Altair Maine said he was so little supervised in his first few years of teaching at North Hollywood High School that he could “easily have shown a movie in class every day and earned tenure nonetheless.” Before … Continue reading

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Medicare denies coverage at twice the rate of private insurance

According to the American Medical Association’s National Health Insurer Report Card for 2008, the government’s health plan, Medicare, denied medical claims at nearly double the average for private insurers: Medicare denied 6.85% of claims. The highest private insurance denier was … Continue reading

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Democrats get double share of stimulus money

Reason.com: Democratic districts received twice as much stimulus money as their Republican counterparts, according to a new study by Reason columnist and contributing editor Veronique de Rugy. Of the $157 billion distributed so far, Democrats are taking the fat man’s … Continue reading

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