Apparently, Congress will not take up or pass a budget this year. The Budget Act requiring an annual budget was passed in 1974. The House has never failed to produce and pass a budget since then...until this year. The person responsible for producing that budget, Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-SC) famously remarked in 2006 "if you can't budget, you can't govern." I guess the Democrat majority can't govern. Can you say dysfunctional?
Lessons from Canada: Stay Away from Nationalized Medicine: According to Reuters, Mary Webb, a senior economist for Scotia Capital, “said one cost-saving idea may be to make patients aware of how much it costs each time they visit a healthcare professional”. Webb claims that “[the public] will use the services more wisely if they know how much it’s costing.” She’s right—when patients follow and control their medical costs, they are more likely to make cost-effective choices. Unfortunately, Obamacare moves the United States one step closer to a Canadian-like system rather than a patient-centered one.
This portrait says it all!
In a scathing statement, 7 experts say the WH distorted their drilling moratorium views. Americans don't blame Mr. Obama for the oil spill, but they are beginning to doubt the competence of a President whose decisions suggest political panic more than careful policy. In their letter, the seven experts encouraged Mr. Salazar to "overcome emotion with logic" and rethink the ban. That's good political advice too.
Hmmmm.. Is Obama angling to takeover BP with a bankruptcy or other method of seizure? People think President Obama is just incompetent or too inexperienced in the way he is handling the crisis in the Gulf. If you consider his ideology of never letting a crisis go to waste, working with BP to minimize the crisis would be the last thing he would want to do. Without shifting all of the blame, responsibility and anger onto BP his plan will not succeed.
How the White House is Making Oil Recovery Harder!: Let’s free local governments to clean up their shores, waive protectionist laws that keep out foreign help, and let the oil workers who can safely do so get back to work. Let’s get it done.
The fight against moral ambivalence: We in the West are now in a struggle with forces trying to strangle our conscience to death. Whether it's cultural Marxism, the progressive movement, or world socialism - wherever you look you will find forces that want people to see right in wrong and good in bad because they know it is easier to control people when they are morally confused. If we succumb to the vice of moral ambivalence, we will give those forces the upper hand in a game where the stakes are nothing less than our own freedom. If we intend to remain a free people, we must refuse to abdicate our conscience to the forces of moral confusion. Read more…
Down the Rabbit Hole! Publishing Company Under Fire for Putting Warning Label on Constitution