Even as ObamaCare is trying to self destruct, its advocates suggest a détente in which “Republicans recognize the conservative nature of the law,” in the words of Austin Frakt in Bloomberg News. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), they point out, incorporates some ideas from a Heritage Foundation proposal and a law promoted by Mitt Romney. Those are not, however, conservative ideas, much less good ideas, and are not a “sound chassis” for anything.
Over the past several years, the federal government has launched several programs to encourage the development of new and advanced telecommunications services in all areas of the country. The two[...]
The most recent report (reflecting up until March 31) under the $32 million grant shows that Smith delivered 421 of its vehicles, with $27,343,311 reimbursed to the company with government funds thus far. That calculates to a whopping $64,948 taxpayer subsidy per vehicle.
…Farming and agriculture have been around for tens of thousands of years. For the vast majority of that time, we grew stuff just fine without a Farm Bill (let alone an entire Cabinet-level Department).
Businesses and industries looking for government handouts have produced studies that predict big paybacks. Roy Cordato of the John Locke Foundation says there’s a great reason to take these studies with a shaker or two of salt.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal that would create a new tax on broadband Internet service. The new tax would be designated to fund the Connect America Fund[...]
A recently released report prepared by liberal think tank Citizens for Tax Justice (CFTJ) has attracted the attention of the MSM. Entitled “Corporate Taxpayers and Corporate Tax Dodgers 2008 –[...]
My critique of Gov. Haley Barbour’s exchange plan is at the DC Examiner today. Given Mississippi’s exceedingly poor population, under the exchange Barbour has endorsed combined with Obamacare, 76% of[...]