Amid the celebration of the seven million plus have who have signed up, let‚Äôs not forget the Congressional Budget Office report in February projecting that Obamacare will shrink the American economy by 2.5 million jobs.
Freedom and a healthy, functioning democracy is about open and free flow of information and expression. Political markets are like other markets. They work best when ideas and information can flow freely and reach the marketplace and compete. The only way this can happen is in a free market.
Economist Walter Williams has pointed out that, in America‚Äôs top-10 poorest cities with populations more than 250,000, ‚Äú‚Ä¶ for decades, all of them have been run by Democratic and presumably liberal administrations. Some of them ‚Äď such as Detroit (now the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation‚Äôs history), Buffalo, Newark and Philadelphia, haven‚Äôt elected a Republican mayor for more than half a century. What‚Äôs more is that, in some cases for decades, the mayors of six of these high-poverty cities have been black Americans.‚ÄĚ
The majority of Americans are now dependent in some way on government. Now 70 percent of government spending goes out as direct payments to individuals, compared to less than 30 percent in 1970. So cutting government spending means many individuals giving up checks. Not so easy.
One year ago, on March 18, 2013, the trial of abortion monster Dr. Kermit Gosnell began in Philadelphia. Two months later, Gosnell was convicted on three charges of murder, 21 felony counts of performing illegal late-term abortions and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent laws.
McConnell has been in the Senate for 30 years, and in 14 of them his party was in control. During the eight years of the presidency of George W. Bush, Republicans controlled the Senate for six, and McConnell held a party leadership position. In six of those eight years, Republicans held the White House and controlled both the Senate and the House.
Would anyone question the refusal of a black vendor to sells sheets to the local Ku Klux Klan chapter? Or a Jewish merchant refusing to sell the poster board for a Neo-Nazi rally? Or refusal of a Christian video service to make a pornographic film?
Actually, it was Paul‚Äôs wife, Kelley, who first brought it up in a Vogue Magazine interview. Why should Republicans be accused of a ‚Äúwar on women‚ÄĚ when Mrs. Clinton‚Äôs husband, former president Bill, chartered new territory in ‚Äúpredatory‚ÄĚ sexual behavior, argued Mrs. Paul.
The new rules they propose expand the definition of ‚Äúcandidate related activity‚ÄĚ so broadly ‚Äď to include voter education campaigns and grass-roots lobbying campaigns ‚Äď and to forbid even the mention of a candidate in any context 30 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election ‚Äď that it will make it impossible for these organizations to function.
President Obama introduced in this year‚Äôs State of the Union Address his proposal to create new retirement accounts for, in the words of the White House, ‚Äúthe millions of low- and middle-income households earning up to $191,000.‚ÄĚ What they are calling ‚ÄúMyRAs.‚ÄĚ