The Heritage Foundation argues persuasively that Medicaid, especially post-expansion, will consume an ever-growing amount of the state and federal budgets. Not only that, the program traps millions of low-income Americans in a health care program that suffers from a lack of access to physicians. Not surprisingly, relative to private insurance, health outcomes for those on Medicaid are worse.President Obama and those on the Left go to great rhetorical lengths to reemphasize their support for low income Americans. Not only do their policies fall short, they often have massive unintended consequences.
Proponents of smaller, more responsible government scored a majority victory last year when Congress failed to approve a five-year farm and food welfare bill. At nearly $100 billion per year, the farm bill comprises a hodgepodge of policies designed to unite farm and welfare porkers. Reforms, to the extent that they are seriously discussed in the halls of Congress, are minor and fleeting.
Last year, lawmakers promised their failed bills would save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars over the next decade. As it turns out, those estimates were hopelessly optimistic. Nonetheless, Speaker John Boehner promised the House would indeed pass a five-year farm bill.
There is nothing conservative about a bill that contains massive subsidies for farmers, counterproductive conservation measures and tens of billions for food stamp programs.
From guns and immigration to budgeting and farming, the thirst for bipartisanship in Washington remains strong. Remember though, for decades bipartisanship has resulted in the growth of government and a decrease in individual liberty. Whether the issue is large or small, Americans must urge their lawmakers to stand and fight on conservative principle.
Wife of US Pastor Held in Iran: 'I Never Thought I’d Have to Battle My Own Gov't For My Husband’s Freedom' | Leah Barkoukis
Politifact: On Second Thought, Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Pledge is 2013's 'Lie of the Year' | Guy Benson
Conservatives Clash as House Prepares to Vote on Ryan-Murray Budget Deal -- UPDATE: House passes 332-94 | Guy Benson
New White House Push: Sign Up For Obamacare Because It Will Give Your Mother "Piece of Mind" | Daniel Doherty
Heartbreaking: Dad Gives Up Trying to Obtain Health Insurance For His Ailing Son on the Exchanges | Daniel Doherty