Back when ObamaCare was being shoved down America's throat, Nancy Pelosi assured us we needed to pass it to "find out what's in it."... The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, just found something else that was hidden in it: "a $5 billion bailout fund for state governments, Fortune 500 companies, and Hollywood unions that is rapidly going bankrupt after doling out half a billion dollars much more quickly than anticipated."...
Investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee have discovered that a little-known provision in the national health care law has allowed the federal government to pay nearly $2 billion to unions, state public employee systems, and big corporations to subsidize health coverage costs for early retirees.... At the current rate of payment, the $5 billion appropriated for the program could be exhausted well before it is set to expire.
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Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz says the health overhaul law's employer requirements will impose "too great" a pressure on small businesses.
House Republicans took aim at the Department of Energy's stimulus spending yesterday, pointing to its delayed projects and flawed oversight as an example of broader problems with the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. DOE has so far spent about $12.4 billion of the $35 billion it received two years ago under the Recovery Act. That money has gone to programs that weatherize homes, clean up former nuclear weapons sites and fund clean energy projects.
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