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…Read More »
( – promoted by DD4RP) Senators earmarked $2.6 billion in the FY 2010 Defense Appropriation to pet projects. Among the the money diverted from our military men and women was $20 million for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The earmark, sponsored by Sen. John F. Kerry, along with the other earmarks shortchanges the funding…Read More »
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). …Read More »
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…Read More »
AmSpecBlog By Philip Klein on 9.23.09 @ 12:18PM Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee killed an amendment proposed by Sen. Jim Bunning that would have required the committee to have the legislative language of its health care bill evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office before voting on it. Currently, the only version of Chairman Max Baucus's proposal we have is…Read More »
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”…