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Entries from June 2009

Another year of state budget brinksmanship?

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Grappling with declining state revenues makes for some very unpleasant budget choices, as Governor Ritter and the Democrat majorities in the state legislature learned over the past 12 months. It’s fair to criticize those choices, including the governor last year denying for several months that a problem existed.  Yet anyone who has shouldered the responsibility [...]

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Mr. President, first heal Medicare

June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

America’s health care system certainly has its share of problems — of which most emanate from politicians’ tinkering, tempting frustrated consumers with promises of better benefits at someone else’s expense. So the prospect of President Obama and Congress remaking American health care in their own image should scare the pants off anyone who looks not [...]

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“Senator” Boxer meet “Doctor” Evil

June 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Obama’s General Motors

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

President Obama claims to “have no interest” in running General Motors.  He does so with a straight face — and the same monotonous cadence that he employs whether condemning North Korea for nuclear explosions or joking with Jay Leno.  But his actions, as well as his words, betray him. The significance of the bankruptcy and [...]

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