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Obamacare regs are killing small businesses, where most job growth occurs

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No, small business owners, you’re not crazy: Obamacare has not lowered your health expenditures By Richard W. Black “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” was named the PolitiFact Lie of the Year for 2013. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” was probably a close second. But of course, the lies of Obamacare continue to pile up while the program limps along. One theory behind all the mandate exemptions, waivers and delays in implementation issued by Obama is that his administration is cynically attempting to run out the clock so that The One can claim ...

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Most Americans think the Obama administration is just incompetent

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Polls are polls and media bias is media bias, but sometimes facts can be inconvenient things for the uber-partisan Liberals will dismiss a new survey as politically slanted because of the news agency – Fox News – that conducted it, but it nevertheless contained some pretty telling results in the context of other data that cannot be attributed to media partisanship. According to the survey, majorities of voters still believe the country is mired in recession, that terrorists are residing among us, and rate the Obama White House as just incompetent when it comes to governing. Six in 10 voters ...

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Social Security must be reformed

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By saving Social Security money and shifting responsibility to individuals, privatization can save America from a financial dilemma By Derek Sun Both liberals and conservatives agree that the Social Security program is running into trouble. With increasing numbers of Americans retiring and coming to rely on Social Security, and a growing lack of money to pay for the program and meet the demands of retirees, reforms are urgently needed to help Social Security survive. Privatization and allowing Americans to control their own retirement plans may provide the solution to the Social Security crisis. Currently, a third of all Americans depend ...

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Liberal welfare policies keeping children in poverty

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The federal social/welfare programs serve only to provide a power base for establishment politicians and government bureaucrats, they do nothing to alleviate poverty in America By Richard W. Black Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes was quoted as saying that there are only three things you can do with a forward pass and two of them ain’t good. Hayes won because he knew crossing the goal line was the key to success, not just playing the game. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson wanted his legacy to be the elimination of poverty using the U.S. Federal Government. So he launched ...

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Boehner-Pelosi ‘doc fix’ will cost your kids tens of billions

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Instead of listening to the voices of the Tea Party and typical conservative voters, the Republican establishment is totally willing to make peace with Democrats and collaborate with them to spend even more money and grow the size of government By Derek Sun If anyone still needed more evidence that the Republican party establishment is willing to compromise at the drop of a hat with Democrats to burden future generations of Americans with even more unsustainable debt, the recent results of Medicare doc fix secretly negotiated between the two parties should be enough. Led by Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, ...

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Obama’s free e-book giveaway ignores what’s really wrong in America

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No nation will ever get the process of governing 100 percent right, but handing out more ‘free stuff’ rather than rebuilding the civil society is a prescription for failure Another day, another wealth redistribution program being pushed by President Robin Hood, otherwise known as Barack Obama. On Thursday, Obama plans to go to one of D.C. poorest neighborhoods to discuss a plan to give poor children access to some 10,000 e-books. According to reports, the White House is ostensibly working with publishers and libraries to launch the initiative, which the administration is describing as a modest effort to boost educational ...

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Big Government is destroying the American dream

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U.S. Government regulation has stifled job creation and growth and the expansion of small businesses, the heart of the U.S. economy By Richard W. Black The National Center for Policy Analysis, in an April 6, 2015, article noted that “American Millenials Are Not Working.” With 92 million workers no longer in the workforce, lots of people aren’t working. We can thank Big Government for a lot of this problem. “Government discourages work. Welfare consists of dozens of different and overlapping federal and state income support programs. A recent Census Bureau study found more than 100 million Americans collecting a government check ...

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