Democrats in Congress are working furiously to rewrite their partisan spending bill that would transform America into a European social welfare state, without a single hearing or virtually any input from more than 330 million Americans who would be impacted. The bill is so massive and complex that targeting any one part seems like throwing a dart at a dinosaur, but there is one part that … [Read more...] about Putting a Price on Your Life
It may seem like things have quieted down in Washington, but don’t be fooled. Staffers are working around the clock to hammer into some twisted shape a reconciliation bill that can get support from the warring factions of their party to “transform America.” Prof. Chuck Blahous analyzed the 2,448-page $3.5 trillion+ reconciliation bill that Democrats in Congress are working … [Read more...] about Read the Bill!
Hugely consequential and transformative policy and spending decisions often are hidden from Americans behind the complex web of congressional procedures—and, of course, back-room deals. And this could not be more true right now. The ultra-liberal progressive caucus in Congress, with nearly 100 votes, is threatening to block passage of the $550 billion infrastructure bill that already has … [Read more...] about Faltering Agenda?
There are too many dreadful provisions in the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion monstrosity to count, but one is rising to the surface as especially destructive: Its prescription drug price control schemes. University of Chicago economist Tomas J. Philipson explained the details and the impact of the pending legislation in a Wall Street Journal op-ed yesterday. He … [Read more...] about Incalculable losses
Congressional committees are working feverishly on the largest single spending bill in the nation’s history—a mind-boggling $3.5 trillion blowout that would dramatically expand the welfare state and make Americans beholden to the federal government for decades to come, “a cradle-to-grave entitlement agenda…that would transform America.” The chief architect is … [Read more...] about More expansive than Obamacare
In the heat of August, Congress often is anxious to get out of town and passes legislation that would shock the American people if they knew the details. As a public service, here is a short summary of what the Senate just passed and teed up for action by the House—all with the support of President Biden who is anxious to sign the measures into law. First, the Senate approved a $1.9 trillion … [Read more...] about Transforming America
Media attention about the Delta surge is hugely misguided and actually poses a threat to public health by diverting attention from the real problem. Headlines focus on requirements that schoolchildren and two year olds wear masks and forcing beleaguered restaurant owners to check vaccine cards. Instead, reporters and policymakers should be focusing on the most vulnerable citizens who … [Read more...] about Focus on the Problem, Please
The more-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus led the CDC to issue a directive yesterday that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should wear masks indoors in higher-contagion areas. It’s not going over well. The first reaction was on Capitol Hill where the Capitol Police posted a statement saying visitors and staff members must mask up. “Any person who … [Read more...] about What? Not again!