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Sounds too much like 'No Child Left Behind' and 'Race to the Top' (or whatever Obama concocted) -- more centralized control over everything.
Let me see if I get this right. If the government didn't hand out so much money to people they would stop working? That's not what I'd do. They would turn to their employer and demand a huge raise giving the employer a good reason to let me go and hire any of hundreds of people looking for a job? Not a good option. This notion of the government subsidizing employers is just another lefty talking point that makes no economic sense. By handing out benefits to people, the government reduces their incentive to work. That in turn means that employers have to raise wages to get people to come to work. So, the government benefits actually cost the employer money.
The senator's single-mother story is suspicious. If she is now covered by expanded Medicaid then we didn't have to upset the entire health insurance industry to achieve that. If she's covered by an exchange-purchased plan, which all have large deductibles, she probably still had to pay out of pocket for her check-up, which she could have done before Obamacare. The story doesn't support Obamacare in either case.
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Study: The New 2016 GOP Frontrunner?

David3820 Wrote: Mar 20, 2014 4:38 PM
Fifteen years ago Jeb Bush sounded like a conservative, much more so than GWB (and much more articulate besides). Watching over the intervening years it seems to me that he has moved substantially toward the 'moderate' side. Of course, it might be 'his turn', and we all know how important that is to establishment Republicans.
Manchin talks a good story, but when it's voting time and his vote is needed by Harry Reid, he's solid left.
As expected. When you get things "free", why bother considering costs?
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Hiltzik's Misbegotten Defense of the IRS

David3820 Wrote: May 27, 2013 11:24 AM
One you missed: The characterization of the Cincinnati IRS Office as an "outpost" is also deceptive. The IRS is not like the US Postal Service with little local outposts around the country serving local populations. The IRS has distributed offices largely because local congressmen and senators fight to have these central functions based in their districts and states. Imagine calling the Naval War College, in Newport, R.I., a naval "outpost".
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Obama Cheated, That’s How

David3820 Wrote: May 11, 2013 8:53 AM
You forgot to mention that Romney was, perhaps, the ONLY Republican who couldn't run against Obamacare!
Heck, The 'progressives' usually run around looking like a bunch of anuses, so it really isn't a surprise, it it?
Heck, if they had gone for "meatless Fridays" instead, they could have then claimed to be pro-Catholic, countering the bad press from forcing Catholics to pay for abortions and birth control!
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