June 25, 2009
The number you need to know

The House is scheduled to vote on the Waxman-Markey cap-and-tax bill tomorrow. Only in the bizarro world of Congress can elected representatives pass a massive tax hike in the middle of the worst economic crisis in at least 30 years -- in the form of a bill most of them haven't even read. There's a […]

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May 5, 2009
Even lefties can see it coming

While Politifact.com has determined that President Barack Obama has not really broken his promise not to raise taxes on the bottom 95 percent of by passing an increase in the cigarette tax, other liberals are convinced it's just a matter of time. Looking at the gap between revenues and costs for Obama's health care plans, […]

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April 30, 2009
Is the luster coming off?

Earlier this month I noted that the Associated Press' "Fact Check" feature was more critical of President Barack Obama than Politifact.com's when it came to whether or not the increased cigarette tax violated Obama's pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. On Obama's 100th day, the AP came out with another […]

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April 13, 2009
Watching the referees

Earlier this month President Barack Obama signed a law raising the cigarette tax 62 cents a pack, bringing the total federal tax to $1.01. The additional income (assuming that the increased costs don't result in decreased consumption and less net income) will be used to fund the State Children's Health Insurance Program for the poor, […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

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