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  • Breaking Down Healthcare Reform (Video by Libertarian Law Professor Richard Epstein)

    12/25/2009 6:27:02 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 6 replies · 720+ views
    Fora.tv ^ | 12/25/09 | Richard Epstein
    [You may have to play around a bit to get the video to operate. Make sure you click "Full Program" or you might just get a 2-minute clip.] This 30 minute video (including about 17 minutes of Q & A) from several months ago is Richard Epstein's analysis of the bill proposed by the House. But the main regulatory features of that bill are the same as the one just passed by the Senate. The gist of Epstein's lecture is that the total effect of these insurance regulations is to kill private health insurance, so we will eventually all end...
  • BEHIND THE 'BASH INSURERS' STRATEGY

    08/12/2009 2:49:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 745+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 12, 2009 | Scott Gottlieb
    PRESIDENT Obama and his allies are shifting their health-reform rhetoric into an attack on the insurance industry -- but their goal remains universal government health coverage. Speaking on Capitol Hill two weeks ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called America's health-insurance companies "immoral." "They are the villains in this," she said, referring to the industry's role on health-care reform. "They have been part of the problem in a major way." That broadside was foreshadowed by a subtler Obama shift during his July 22 press conference, when he repeatedly referred to his health-care plan as "insurance reform." Gone was his usual pitch...
  • Bush Proposed Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac Supervision In Sept 2003

    09/17/2008 10:01:15 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 146 replies · 3,208+ views
    New York ^ | Sept 11, 2003 | STEPHEN LABATON
    A September 11, 2003 New York Times article shows that President Bush proposed “the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.” His proposal: An agency within the Treasury Department to supervise mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fearing that mortgages would no longer be available to people who were unable to pay them back, Democrats eventually killed the proposal. The current meltdown in the mortgage industry is a direct result of giving mortgages to people who could not pay them back, a practice protected by Congressional Democrats.
  • The Unkindest Cut of All

    01/23/2003 7:01:51 PM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 37 replies · 338+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 1/19/03 | Editorial
    E d is one of the mentally ill Oregonians scheduled to be evicted from three care centers on April 15 because of cuts in state services. But he's not worried. "I can make it on my own," he said. "The CIA taught me how." There's no place better than Ed's longtime residence, the Hoodview Residential Care Home, a concrete block building on Gresham's noisy Powell Boulevard, to come face to face with the insanity of some Oregon budget cuts. The Legislature is eliminating funding for Hoodview and two other care centers, which provide some of the best and least-expensive mental...