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  • TOP 10 REASONS OBAMACARE IS WRONG FOR AMERICA

    07/30/2009 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 636+ views
    Heritage.org ^ | July 30, 2009 | Rory Cooper
    1.Millions Will Lose Their Current Insurance. Period. End of Story: President Obama wants Americans to believe they can keep their insurance if they like, but research from the government, private research firms, and think tanks show this is not the case. Proposed economic incentives, plus a government-run health plan like the one proposed in the House bill, would cause 88.1 million people to see their current employer-sponsored health plan disappear. 2.Your Health Care Coverage Will Probably Change Anyway: Even if you kept your private insurance, eventually most remaining plans—whether employer plans or individual plans—would have to conform to new federal...
  • CO2 Rules: The Anti-Stimulus

    03/24/2009 6:23:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1,088+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 24, 2009
    Climate Change: The EPA has prepared a finding for review that global warming is a public health threat, the first step toward regulating the American economy down to your lawn mower.We are often told how the pursuit of alternative energy will help save the earth from climate change and create lots of green jobs. Advocates rarely use the phrase "global warming" any more because the earth is in fact no longer warming, and hasn't for a decade due to a decline in solar activity and other natural factors. They prefer the phrase "climate change" because it can cover a multitude...
  • Will Congress Cross The Jordan?

    08/12/2008 5:35:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 628+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2008
    Energy: While members of Congress take vacations their constituents can no longer afford, a country prepares to end its dependence on foreign oil by extracting supplies from shale rock. It's not the U.S. It's in the Middle East.Jordan imports 95% of its oil. Unlike the U.S., the desert kingdom plans on doing something about it. It does not, however, plan to cover its flat open spaces with solar panels or wind farms. It's going to do something the Democratic Congress has refused to do — get oil from its abundant shale rock. On Sunday, Maher Hjazin, head of the Jordanian...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/16/2009 5:24:24 AM PDT · by DB9 · 9 replies · 1,555+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2009 | unknown (IBD editorial)
    Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org) By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and...
  • Sarah Palin: Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap And Tax" Article

    07/16/2009 7:22:08 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 2,216+ views
    Facebook ^ | July 15, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap and Tax" Article Yesterday at 7:20pm The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and the political arm of George...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/15/2009 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 5,697+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's...
  • The Growing Air Power Fighter Gap: Implications for U.S. National Security

    07/15/2009 3:19:28 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 36 replies · 2,259+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 7, 2009 | Mackenzie Eaglen and Lajos Szaszdi
    Since World War II, the U.S. military has used air power as a decisive force multiplier to prevail in peacetime and in combat. In fact, "American ground forces have not come under attack from enemy air forces since the Korean War."[1] Usually, the military with the best and most fighter aircraft achieves air superiority (control of the airspace over the operational zone). Accordingly, Air Force leaders consider their air superiority mission their second highest priority, behind only nuclear deterrence.[2] The U.S. military has consistently gone one step further by establishing air supremacy, in which "the opposing air force is incapable...
  • CBO Lowballs Waxman-Markey Cost

    07/13/2009 6:06:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 737+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2009
    Climate Change: Supporters of economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation not only misquote the Congressional Budget Office's report lowballing the costs. They ignore how CBO cooked the books to get its numbers.We have often cited the CBO in our editorials. It's a nonpartisan entity whose staffers normally do a decent job analyzing data and crunching numbers. But as regards the true cost of climate change legislation, they have fallen victim to the computer-age trap: garbage in, garbage out. In recent weeks, ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos twice misquoted a CBO analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill that claims that we can save the...
  • The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact

    07/09/2009 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 3,065+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2009
    Climate Change: Channeling King Canute, G-8 leaders agree to wreck the world's economy, and ours, by pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050. What if the Earth has other plans?Canute was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. He was The One of his time. He once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. As the story goes, he was exercising his ego when in fact he was giving his followers a dose of reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. We were...
  • California Digging (Its Own Financial Grave)

    07/01/2009 5:16:12 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 38 replies · 3,244+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | Juky 1, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Regulation: Ignoring the first rule of holes, a bankrupt state passing out IOUs welcomes an EPA waiver allowing it to further kill its economy. Too bad the state can't stop the air pollution imported from a growing China. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday granted California its long-standing request — denied by the Bush administration — for a waiver to allow it to impose even more stringent air pollution rules than currently required by the federal government.The way is now clear for implementation of a 2002 state law requiring new cars to increase their fuel economy 40% by 2016....
  • Only Warming Is On The Left

    06/29/2009 6:17:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,091+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2009
    Climate Change: A switch of four Republican votes would have defeated Waxman-Markey, the Democrats' global warming legislation. But like the Clinton Btu tax, the bill could die in the Senate and turn the House over to the GOP.What were these RINOs thinking? The GOP is supposed to be the party of low taxes and free markets. Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter. "Nations around the world are surging ahead with emission reductions and developing new energy technologies," Castle, Delaware's at-large congressman, posted on his House Web site. "The United States...
  • Only Warming Is On The Left (Mark Kirk And The GOP's Cap-And-Traitors)

    06/29/2009 5:36:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,784+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | Jun | Investors Business Daily
    Climate Change: A switch of four Republican votes would have defeated Waxman-Markey, the Democrats' global warming legislation. But like the Clinton Btu tax, the bill could die in the Senate and turn the House over to the GOP. What were these RINOs thinking? The GOP is supposed to be the party of low taxes and free markets. Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter...Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, who has senatorial ambitions to replace the choice of impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris, demonstrates why GOP fortunes in the Land...
  • Climate Policy: Free Trade Promotes a Cleaner Environment

    06/29/2009 5:23:41 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 158 replies · 1,680+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 24, 2009 | Daniella Markheim
    Regardless of the scientific merit behind doomsday predictions of global warming, President Obama and Congress seem intent on instituting a U.S. policy regime to address the specter of climate change.The debate on the most effective way to "green" America--cap-and-trade, carbon taxes, tough energy standards and regulations, some hybrid approach, or sticking to open markets--will be a heated one. With affordable green technologies still in development, policymakers need to recognize that the economic cost of limiting U.S. production of greenhouse gases on U.S. consumers and companies will be high--high enough to question whether the costs are worth the equally uncertain...
  • Waxman-Markey: Man-Made Disaster

    06/25/2009 5:07:18 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 28 replies · 2,146+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump...As we've said before, capping emissions is capping economic growth. An analysis of Waxman-Markey by the Heritage Foundation projects that by 2035 it would reduce aggregate gross domestic product by $7.4 trillion. In an average year, 844,000 jobs would be destroyed, with peak years seeing unemployment rise by almost 2 million. Consumers would pay through the nose as electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, as President Obama once...
  • The Cap-And-Trade Bill Is An Economic Disaster

    06/26/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 21 replies · 1,255+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | June 26, 2009 | IBD Editorials
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump.Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey.The 1,000-plus-page American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is being rushed to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before anyone can seriously object to this economic suicide pact.
  • Waxman-Markey Global Warming Bill: How bad will it be for where you live?(Incl. Table to look it up)

    06/26/2009 5:11:56 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 35 replies · 2,491+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 6/26/09 | Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D.
    It has become quite clear over the past several months that placing a cap on carbon emission--via rationing, taxing, and eliminating consumer choice--will have major implications for American families and the economy. An analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill (as reported out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce) by The Heritage Foundation found that unemployment will increase by nearly 2 million in 2012, the first year of the program, and reach nearly 2.5 million in 2035, the last year of the analysis. Total GDP loss by 2035 would be $9.4 trillion. The national debt would balloon as the economy...
  • CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade (Waxman-Markey)

    06/24/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2009 | David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, Nicolas Loris
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming Americans could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020 alone.[1]Both the CBO's analysis and the subsequent legislation are troubled: The analysis grossly underestimates economic costs while the legislation will have virtually no impact on climate. Overall, there are a number of basic problems with CBO's analysis: Their allowance cost numbers do not add up; They ignore economic costs such as the decrease...
  • Examiner Leads Conservative Response to Liberal Blogosphere

    06/19/2009 5:50:37 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 8 replies · 569+ views
    Washington Paper Hires Right-Leaning Pundits, Reporters to Take on the 'Nanny State' For the first few years of George W. Bush’s presidency, Mark Tapscott was a journalist without a newsroom, shouting from the sidelines about his industry’s swift decline. Tapscott ran the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Media and Public Policy, and trained reporters in the use technology for research and crunching numbers. When he considered how few conservatives, libertarians, or real skeptics of federal power were working in newsrooms, he saw a problem that was making the growth of government possible. “The [Freedom of Information Act],” wrote Tapscott in a...
  • Sham Elections Expose Obama’s Iran Policy

    06/17/2009 3:14:44 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 1 replies · 216+ views
    On the eve of Friday’s election in Iran, President Barack Obama told reporters: “We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran. Whoever ends up winning the election in Iran, the fact there has been a robust debate hopefully will advance our ability to engage them in new ways.” But almost immediately after the polls closed, election authorities miraculously claimed to have counted millions of paper ballots and named the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner. Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, then went on state television Saturday to declare the result a “divine...
  • Nuke just has to explode in space to destroy a country

    05/26/2009 5:56:11 PM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDieUSA · 126 replies · 4,682+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 10, 2009 | James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Sunlight fills the bedroom. It's past 8 a.m., and it's cold. Why didn't the alarm go off? The bathroom lights are out. The house is without power. The battery-operated radio plays nothing but static. The phone is dead. What on earth has happened? In fact, what happened was not on Earth. It was above it. A nuclear weapon has detonated high over North America, an explosion so far up that neither the flash nor bang disturbed anyone slumbering in darkened bedrooms across the United States. Electrical systems and computers from New York City to San Francisco cease to function. City...