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  • Ken Cuccinelli, on second thought, likes Supreme Court health-care decision

    06/28/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012 | Laura Vozzella
    CNN and Fox News aren’t the only ones doing a 180 on the Supreme Court ruling. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), the first attorney generalin the nation to file a lawsuit over President Obama’s health-care overhaul, said the sky was pretty much falling in a news release issued half an hour after the court upheld the law. “This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law,” Cuccinelli said in the release. “This is a dark day for American liberty.” By the time he held a news conference an hour and 45...
  • Setting The Record Straight: Medicare Drug Benefit Estimates Unchanged

    02/10/2005 1:32:09 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Myth:  Yesterday’s Washington Post story (p A1), headlined “Medicare Drug Benefit May Cost $1.2 Trillion,” is simply wrong.  The article says “the White House released budget figures yesterday indicating that the new Medicare prescription drug benefit will cost more than $1.2 trillion in the coming decade, a much higher price tag than President Bush suggested when he narrowly won passage of the law in late 2003.”  This statement in the first paragraph of the story is flat wrong.  Here are the Facts: In 2003, President Bush committed to spending $400 billion over the next 10 years (2004 to 2013) to modernize Medicare and...