More than 390 Groups Voice Support for Repeal of IPAB
This week, the House of Representatives will vote to repeal the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Created by the Democrats' health care law, IPAB is a powerful board of 15 unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats whose sole job will be to save money by restricting access to health care for Medicare beneficiaries.
The desire to repeal IPAB is strong and bipartisan across the nation and in Congress. In addition to the over 230 cosponsors of the repeal legislation (H.R. 452), more than 390 groups representing patients,...
We Can Do Something About Gas Prices
Gas prices continue to dominate the headlines, with the national average price for regular fuel near $4.00 a...
CBO: "Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty" for Law's Impact on Employer-Sponsored Healthcare
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday released another report bearing bad news about the president's controversial health care law. This new analysis projects that, under the worst case scenario, as many as 20 million Americans could lose their employer-based health insurance as a result of the law. The report comes one day after CBO released an analysis that the gross cost of the law has increased to $1.8 trillion, and job creators and individuals will be paying an additional $99 billion in penalties and fees. President...
Despite Promises of Long-Term Solutions, President Looks to Short-Term Political Gimmicks To Lower Gas Prices
The president this week continued to tout his so-called "all-of-the-above" energy strategy, but even as the White House has pushed an all out media blitz on gas prices over the past month, the American people still aren't buying it - nearly two thirds of Americans are unhappy with the president's performance. In the face of public frustration and continued high prices, the president appears to now be turning to short-term political gimmicks instead of lasting policy solutions.
In a speech yesterday the president denied that more...
Jumpstarting the Domestic Nuclear Industry? Setting the Record Straight
While President Obama now claims to support the Republican push for an "all-of-the-above" energy policy, the president's own policies have actually sought to reduce domestic energy production. Americans are feeling acute pain at the pump as prices near the $4.00/gallon mark, but that's not the only type of energy where prices are rising. Power bills are on the rise as well, and President Obama's policies are not helping. Take nuclear power as a case in point.
In its so-called "Blueprint for a Secure Energy...
After Rejecting Oil From Canada, U.S. Asks Saudi Arabia For Oil
Reuters reports that the U.S. has been pressing Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production to mitigate supply disruptions caused by political tensions in Iran. After rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline earlier this year, the president is now engaging in a public relations blitz to boost his sinking poll numbers and defend his actions related to gas prices even though nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove. But instead of taking action to increase oil production here in America or allowing more Canadian imports,...
The Truth About the President's Energy Strategy—A Blueprint for Higher Prices
On the same day that The Washington Post reported that nearly two thirds of Americans disapprove of the president's handling of rising gas prices, the White House blasted out a progress report on the president's so-called "Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future," claiming credit for a number of successes in improving America's energy security. But the president's effort to take credit ignores the facts. Despite his "all-of-the-above" rhetoric, the president's energy policies have sought to reduce domestic energy production and failed to bring Americans relief at...
CBO Unravels Obamacare Budget Gimmicks: Cost of coverage increases along with penalties on individuals and job creators
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office today released new estimates on the cost of the president's health care law, revealing a shocking new sticker price of $1.8 trillion.
According to the report, the estimated gross cost of coverage for FY 2012-2021 has increased to $1.48 trillion, which is--"$50 billion higher than last year's projection." Some are already trying to present one side of the report and simply highlight a reduced net cost, but a closer look at CBO's analysis unravels how the Democrats used budget gimmicks to...