By Timothy P. Carney | 11/01/13 06:37 PM
If your health insurance plan was cancelled, or if your premiums jump more than normal, you shouldn't just blame President Obama and Congress. You should also blame the industries who lobbied to force you to buy insurance for their products. Obamacare outlaws insurance plans that don't meet...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/01/13 11:02 AM
Let me get this straight: 1. Government taxes an absurd portion of your money (about 40% of your marginal dollar, counting federal, state and payroll taxes, if your taxable income is over $70,000).
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/31/13 02:17 PM
Mortgage bankers, realtors, and home builders all lobbied Republican senators to approve industry-friendly, big government-friendly Congressman Mel Watt as the chief regulator for Fannie Mae. Republican leaders, however, formed a unified front against the Obama administration and the bailed-out...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/31/13 12:24 PM
How many people have bought Obamacare? When drugmaker Avalere addressed an industry briefing this week, the company estimated that 52,500 could be confirmed to have bought insurance from state-level exchanges, with Kentucky and Nevada leading the league.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/30/13 12:24 PM
One bad habit of our news media is the He-Said-She-Said problem. Following strict guidelines of neutrality, reporters and editors often refuse to pick a side in a dispute.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/30/13 11:02 AM
Some politicos, who don't really consider the truth value of a statement before saying it, are insisting Obama spoke the truth when he said, "If you like your health plan you can keep it, period." (See Harry Reid and [no relation] Jay Carney.)
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/29/13 09:06 PM
Joe Wilson didn’t know how right he was. When the South Carolina congressman blurted, “You lie!” at President Obama’s health care speech to Congress in September 2009, Wilson could have been summarizing the president’s entire approach to passing and implementing Obamacare. Most...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/28/13 03:43 PM
A Georgetown Law professor plans to use her class to help advance the anti-Catholic agenda of her employer, the National Women's Legal Center. The professor is Kelli Garcia, senior counsel to the NWLC. The description for her class on "regulatory advocacy" regarding Obamacare includes this...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/28/13 12:02 PM
The standard narrative surrounding lobbying and campaign contributions is this: Companies' campaign contributions are effectively bribes, and corporate lobbying is how big business shapes the legislative agenda in their favor.
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