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Obamacare Is Going Down

Written by Gary North on March 28, 2012

It is becoming clear that the compulsory medical insurance section of Obamacare is going to be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The vote will be 5 to 4. The fact that four justices will vote for it is indicative of just how far we have moved down the road to tyranny. Already, the liberal […]

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Taxpayers’ Yacht — If You’ve Got Connections

Written by Gary North on March 23, 2012

Los Angeles has its own $1,000,000 yacht. It costs close to $300,000 a year to staff it. It needs about $700,000 in upgrades. The city’s bureaucrats in charge tried to avoid a reporter’s questions. It didn’t work. Yes, it’s a boondoggle. There are probably millions of them in America. But this one is photogenic. What […]

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Making Food Stamps More Tasty Politically

Written by Gary North on March 23, 2012

The government has a problem. Most Americans realize that sticking a gun in someone’s belly and telling him to hand over his wallet is a crime. It’s also immoral. That is what the welfare state does. But it justifies this because Congress voted for it. Add a badge to a gun, and theft becomes legal. […]

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Detroit Welfare: $74,000 Business Suits

Written by Gary North on March 20, 2012

In Detroit, which borders on bankruptcy and which is closing public schools because it cannot afford them, the city provided $148,000 to fund a clothing store. The store was to provide funding to help poor people get business suits for job interviews. “Clothes make the man.” We all know that. How many people actually received […]

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How Obama Sucker-Punched Arlen Specter

Written by Gary North on March 16, 2012

Some news stories are a delight. A recent example is ex-Senator Arlen Specter’s public complaint that Obama promised to support him in his bid for re-election in 2010 if he would just vote for Obamacare. Specter voted for it, providing the crucial 60th vote. He then found that he got no support. To add insult […]

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Illinois Cuts Medicaid to Keep Paying State Pensions

Written by Gary North on March 9, 2012

The state of Illinois is a train wreck in action. It can’t pay its bills. It has come down to this: Medicaid or pension payments to retired state workers. The politicians have decided to pay state retirees. Does this surprise you? Let’s see: politicians either stiff the poor (who do not vote in large numbers) […]

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Senate Amendment to Restore Religious Liberty to Obamacare Fails by 2 Votes

Written by Gary North on March 7, 2012

Obamacare requires religious organizations to provide insurance that funds abortions. This is murder by government decree. The Senate voted to kill the Blunt amendment that would have restored the rights of conscience in this area. Catholic hospitals are protesting. Sadly, Methodist and Presbyterian hospitals aren’t. As explained here, the amendment would have provided comprehensive conscience […]

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