Author Archives: Rick

The Late Great Mike Royko On Veterans Day

H/t Blackfive  I just phoned six friends and asked them what they will be doing on Monday. They all said the same thing: working. Me, too. There is something else we share. We are all military veterans. And there is a third thing we have in common. We are not employees of the federal government, state government, county government, municipal…

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Obama’s Fantasyland Consumes 83% Of GDP

 Data sources:  Data through 2007 from US Statistical Abstract Table 452; data for 2008 through 2019 from Congressional Budget Office's Analysis of the President's Proposed Budget.     "Those who do not live in Fantasyland understand that the only options are:       * To greatly increase taxes on middle- and lower-income groups (a political nonstarter).    …

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Doctors See Fewer Entering Profession

IBDEditorials' series, "Critical Condition" ,  looks at the efects of health care reform on the medical profession.  According to the physicians who answered the survey, we're headed towards a critical shortage of doctors. Readers alarmed to learn in the first part of this series that nearly half of doctors would consider quitting if the government's health care overhaul goes…

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Will Reform Thwart Drug Development? Three Of Five Physicians Think It Might

From IBDEdtorials' series, “Critical Condition”.
  Doctors believe that health care reforms proposed so far will hamper drug innovation and new medical technology, eroding America's lead in providing high-quality, life-extending medicine… …Sixty percent of those who responded to our mailed questionnaire said “no,” while 34% said “yes.” Six percent didn't answer the question… …In addition to soliciting “yes” or “no”…

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