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Obama: I don’t know anything, and what I say means nothing

Tweet Back in November, I collected a few instances of the left calling out President Obama for his claims of ignorance on a spate of issues — NSA spying, Obamacare, IRS targeting, Fast and Furious gun trafficking, the AP reporter harassment … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court

Tweet The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case is important for many reasons; I’ll just cite a couple. First, the precedent set in the law because of the decision will either strengthen or weaken the ability … Continue reading

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Arkansas’ new Medicaid expansion is already seeing cost overruns

Tweet According to a recent analysis from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), the “private option” Medicaid expansion plan in Arkansas (giving premium subsidies to mostly able-bodied, childless adults to help them purchase private health insurance) has begun seeing cost … Continue reading

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It’s naïve to believe Medicaid expansion promises

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I have long felt that Medicaid expansion is a central component of Obamacare. If President Obama can get more and more people … Continue reading

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Stop sniping about website fiasco – focus on real health care issues

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I’ve watched with great interest how Obamacare seems to be crumbling right before our eyes. It has won every political hurdle it … Continue reading

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The unmasking of the new liberalism

Tweet Think back to late 2008. Many in the country cheered the coronation of the new liberalism: the über-confident, unstoppable, aggressive expansion of government powers, entitlements and welfare. Flash forward to the present, as Washington Post opinion writer Charles Krauthammer … Continue reading

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More lies: the tax lie behind the ‘keep your coverage’ lie

Tweet Most of the oxygen in the halls of punditry has been taken up lately by President Obama’s “If you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage, period” lie. I say it’s a lie out of respect for the … Continue reading

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Obama now lying about his lies

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. America tends to be pretty forgiving of its fallen idols. Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods immediately come to mind. We get … Continue reading

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The know-nothing president

Tweet The bastion of right-wing loonery known as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is finding it difficult to buy President Obama’s standard crisis communications line of, “I found out about it when you did.” This past Monday, Stewart lampooned … Continue reading

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Health care: the free-rider ‘problem’

Tweet During the 2009 run-up to the passage of Obamacare, supporters often invoked the numbers of uninsured as sympathetic figures to compel support for further government encroachment in health care. Today, as the law finally gets underway amid considerable uncertainty … Continue reading

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When spoiled children decide elections

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Only eight months ago we were talking about the threat of budget sequestration – a dramatic showdown between congressional Republicans and … Continue reading

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Research: Romney was right about Obamacare

Tweet The differences (or the lack thereof) between Obamacare and “Romneycare” were issues of significant debate in the 2012 presidential election. One side (Obama) argued that what worked in Massachusetts would work for the rest of the country. The other … Continue reading

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An alternative to Obamacare (that really works)

Tweet A Phoenix-area surgeon and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute highlights a compelling alternative to Obamacare and our current health coverage system: [T]he only way to make health care more affordable is to diminish the role of third-party payers. … Continue reading

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Obamacare: So great that IRS workers don’t want it

Tweet What do you call a product so bad that the employees of the company that makes the product work vigorously not to use the product? If you guessed “manure,” some would say you were pretty close. But the correct … Continue reading

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Obamacare expected to raise cost of health care claims 28% in Utah

Tweet A new report from the Society of Actuaries – financial risk professionals that estimate long-term costs for pensions, insurance, and the government – estimates that the cost of health care claims – the “most important driver” of insurance premiums … Continue reading

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