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pre-2010 levels of dystopia

“If the Supreme Court dismantles a core provision in Obamacare, America will be plunged into a pre-2010 levels of dystopia.” h/t David Harsanyi in Progressives To SCOTUS: Do The Right Thing And Ignore The Constitution. We’ve reached a point where liberals … Continue reading

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Acknowledging the existence of deception

Is the defense of Gruber – politicians of all stripes use deception to get their way –  a teachable moment for public-choice economics?  So asks Veronique de Rugy: Given our shared understanding the government isn’t always benevolent, we can all … Continue reading

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Unambiguously meant to squeeze the states

Jonah Goldberg says “The Great Liberal Forgetting about Jonathan Gruber begins… NOW.”   Writing in the wake of Halbig he points out Gruber’s (one of the architects of Obamacare) admission that the law was written unambiguously to “squeeze” the States. … Continue reading

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Cooking the books, killing the vets

Our veterans deserve so much better than bureaucratic homicide.  And they’re still waiting.  Waiting in lines and waiting for reform of the system. Yuval Levin writes a characteristically excellent piece about the “massive conspiracy to benefit VA employees at the expense … Continue reading

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The cost of the notionally free health care is in the rationing

…and we should expect cover-ups as “managers” dodge responsibility and seek their bonuses.  It’s human nature AND the nature of government-provided services. Larry Kudlow says this VA scandal is a reminder that government-run single-payer health care does not work.  From … Continue reading

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Unpleasant necessities will be someone else’s problem

In Bait-and-Switch Liberalism William Voegeli uses the essential dishonesty employed to pass Obamacare to make a broader point about the growth of government in general: In order to get Americans to institute — little by little, but ultimately in its … Continue reading

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Great measures don’t pass by narrow majorities

It looks certain that the net result of Obamacare will be more uninsured than before the legislation.  And those with coverage have higher premiums, higher deductibles, less choice, worse plans.  Let’s also not forget that it’s thrown a wet blanket … Continue reading

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