Tag Archives: Obama

Double-counting?

In a blog post entitled “’Double-Counting’ Canard Quacks Again,” Paul Van de Water, a fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, wrote the following, arguing against the criticism that there is double-counting in the dual claims that Obamacare both reduces … Continue reading

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Obama must not believe that insurance companies act in their own self-interest

From the NYT: Mr. Obama said that the compromise would take the Catholic institutions out of the equation by relieving them from either paying for coverage for contraceptives or providing any referral to their employees for the coverage. Instead, insurance … Continue reading

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“The worst idea ever”

That is how Tyler Cowen describes Obama’s idea to make it illegal for companies (with more than 15 employees) to refuse to hire job applicants on the basis of their being unemployed. I agree with Cowen (I’m assuming he’s being … Continue reading

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Government Inefficiency and Disrespect towards Citizens

Here is the story of a Politico reporter who, taking Obama’s advice, tried to inquire with the USDA about rules and regulations related to noise pollution for farmers in Illinois. The reporter got passed around via phone and email from … Continue reading

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Military Planners OUT at The New York Times!

From the New York Times editorial yesterday, opining on Obama’s speech about Afghanistan troop withdrawal plans: He said that 10,000 of the 33,000 troops from the “surge” would come home before the end of this year, with the rest out … Continue reading

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1967 Borders

(Sunday 1am: update below) There has been a lot of discussion about Obama’s endorsement of Israel and Palestine’s returning to “1967 lines with mutually agreed [land] swaps.” Conservatives (e.g. Charles Krauthammer) interpreted Obama’s statement as basically just an endorsement of returning to 1967 borders, … Continue reading

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