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Archive for June 19th, 2012

Obama Grows Gov’t Not the Economy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 19th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Obama Grows Gov’t Not the Economy
Sen. Tom Coburn, Washington Times
President Obama's claim that "the private sector is doing fine" is sure to be repeated over and over and over again the next few months. And the White House will continue to argue that the president's comments were taken out of context. That's missing the point. The context is the problem. The administration's and Congress"˜ misplaced faith in the power of government to solve problems and stimulate the economy is what is holding back our recovery.In fairness, let's look at the president's whole statement: "The truth of the…

The Responsibility of Government
Peter Wehner, Commentary
Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released a new report measuring the values and basic beliefs of the American people. There are a lot of fascinating findings in the report, but there's one in particular I want to focus on. The Pew survey found that just 40 percent of Republicans agree that "It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves." In 1987, during Ronald Reagan's second term, fully 62 percent expressed this view. For independents, the figure has dropped from…

Public Will Lose If Health Law Goes Down
Alec MacGillis, New Republic
SEWANEE, Tenn. – As Robin Layman, a mother of two who has major health troubles but no insurance, arrived at a free clinic here, she had a big personal stake in the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the new national health care law.Not that she realized that. “What new law?” she said. “I've not heard anything about that.”