Posts Tagged ‘medicare’

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of liberals? Only the Dingell Knows. Congressman Dingell was talking to Paul W. Smith on WJR in Detroit. “There are mistakes here as there are with all legislation,” he told host Paul W. Smith. “But remember, the same charges were made by the same people about social […]


Get a Life

01Jan10

If he has a compelling argument for why taxes should be higher, Matthew Dallek leaves it out of his pro-tax column in the New York Daily News. Americans have not always hated taxes. The marginal tax rate was approximately 90% for the wealthiest Americans during World War II, but 85% to 90% of the public […]


Death Panels

16Nov09

From the Wall Street Journal comes word of Death Panels in the ObamaCare legislation. Death Panels. They don’t call them that – of course – but that’s what they are. As usual, the most dangerous parts of ObamaCare aren’t receiving the scrutiny they deserve—and one of the least examined is a new commission to tell […]


Sliver of Truth

25Oct09

He hasn’t manage to passed socialized medicine yet, but the President has already driven up the cost of insurance. Insurance brokers and benefits consultants say their small business clients are seeing premiums go up an average of about 15 percent for the coming year — double the rate of last year’s increases. Could fear of […]


Beware of social programs looking to stave off bankruptcy by creating new social programs – and attacking our basic freedoms. Medicaid will cost the Commonwealth (of Massachusetts) $8.6 billion this year, and the costs are increasing much faster than either economic or overall budget growth. That reads to me like, “Medicaid was a mistake.” Between […]


Award Winner?

15Sep09

What is the most ridiculous argument the President has offered in support of his health care proposals? “Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan,” Obama said. Now, that’s incredible.


Less is More

16Aug09

An op-ed pushing health care reform under the President’s name appears in today’s New York Times. It complains, predictably, that the facts aren’t getting out. What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies […]