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Americans’ out-of-pocket spending increases under Obamacare

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American health care is the one of the most highly regulated industries in the country, which is the primary reason why it has become so expensive, but progressives’ “solution” to high health care costs is always more government regulation It turns out there is little that is “affordable” regarding the Affordable Care Act. The law that has been nicknamed after the president continues to ravage both the health care industry in general and Americans’ pocket books. What’s more, the administration’s claim that health care costs are falling is premised on a misconception (surprise!). But as Merrill Matthews of the Institute ...

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When progressives hate the minimum wage

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If politicians were serious about making sound economic policy versus trying to buy votes with certain constituencies, there would be no such thing as a government-mandated wage in America “Despite being a progressive living in San Francisco, I do believe in capitalism. I’d like to have the market solve this problem.” So says Brian Hibbs, owner and operator of Comix Experience, a must-visit location for premier comic-book artists and graphic novelists since opening on April Fool’s Day in 1989. What’s he talking about? The city’s recent passage of Proposition J, which won the support of 77 percent of the city’s ...

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Atheists want ‘In God We Trust’ off our money

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Nothing demonstrates better than this case how the progressive Left is really not about tolerance, cooperation, or the strengthening and maintaining of American values and tradition You have to give it to progressives; when it comes to pet issues, their outrage knows no boundaries, their scorn no limits and their commitment to impose their will on all of us – no matter what we think – solid. Therefore, it should not surprise conservatives and constitutionalists that progressives are, once more, seeking to remove the phrase, “In God We Trust” from all U.S. currency. This effort has been ongoing for years. ...

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Obama’s own party hates his trans-pacific trade deal

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So much intrigue surrounds the president’s attempt at enacting legacy-defining trade legislation, but one of the most compelling facets is that his own party wants to defy him while Republicans line up solidly in his corner Talk about the ultimate in ironies. Some years ago, Republicans en masse ridiculed then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for admonishing critics of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, that Congress had to pass the mammoth legislation so they – and Americans affected by it – could finally find out what was in it. Granted, some – not all, but some – of what Pelosi actually ...

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Obama’s nationalization of the power grid will hurt consumers

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President Obama’s ‘clean power plan’ is neither good for consumers nor constitutional, but hey, its all about fundamental transformation By John Wood In 1973, the United States Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the Clean Air Act, which directed the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to regulate pollutants emitted into the atmosphere that would “endanger the public health and welfare.” In accordance with that empowerment of the EPA over the practices of private industry and state policy as it concerns carbon emissions, President Obama is in the process of giving new teeth to this requirement via a proposed new policy called ...

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Govt. meddling in housing finance now worse than ever

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Congress has not learned its lesson about interfering in what should be primarily a private sector industry and has doubled down in its wager, with your tax dollars, of course By Richard W. Black Double down is a term in Blackjack where a player splits a pair in order to receive an extra card. There is greater risk of loss but the player stands to gain more from a win. The term is also used to describe when a gambler on a losing streak doubles their bets on the assumption that the odds are that the cards will turn in their favor. ...

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Paying down debt and saving equals real freedom

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By staying debt-free and independent from government services, we can deprive liberal politicians of the opportunity to control our lives By Derek Sun According to a recent economic study released last March by Deutsche Bank, 47% of Americans had a zero or negative savings rate in 2013. Even while there are claims bandied about that the economy is getting better, the recession is over, and the unemployment rate is declining, a disturbing fact is that more and more Americans cannot save sufficient money for retirement and for other purposes. Growing numbers of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and look ...

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