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Lame Duck: Goodbye and Good Riddance

 
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Lame Duck: Goodbye and Good Riddance

Last night, the Senate adjourned for the year, thus bringing to an end to the “lame duck” session of Congress.  The major piece of legislation passed in the lame duck was the “Cromnibus” spending bill. Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul discussed the Cromnibus in his weekly column.  James Bovard also has a must-read column […]


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Another Lame Duck Power Grab

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation extending the “temporary” federal terrorism insurance program. Normally this legislation would sail through the Senate, but retiring Senator Tom Coburn is delaying consideration of  the bill because of his objections to a new expansion of federal power hidden in the legislation. The provision in question creates a […]


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Another day, another unintended consequence of Obamacare

The latest victims of Obamacare are those with eating disorders, whose path to recovery will be hampered by Obamacare’s mandate that restaurants post the calorie content of their offerings. Clinical psychologist Pamela Singer, writing at Reason magazine, explains how the calorie count mandate actually reinforces negative behaviors: A fundamental part of recovery from an eating […]


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Cromnibus abides by budget caps but still increases spending

No, that is not a misprint… Last night, the House passed the “Cromnibus” spending bill, which mysteriously grew to 1,774 pages after 171 pages were added in the Rules Committee. The bill will be voted on in the Senate this weekend, following which the House and Senate will go home for the holidays. Supporters of […]


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Ron Paul Classic: Taxpayers Should Not Pay for “Terrorism” Insurance

“There is nothing more permanent than a ‘temporary’ government program.” Milton Friedman Today, the House of Representatives will once again prove Friedman correct when it considers S. 2244, legislation reauthorizing the federal “terrorism risk insurance” program. As the title suggests, the program provides “government” (e.g. taxpayer) guarantees to insurance companies to help the companies pay […]


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