Of all the problems with Obamacare, one of the most serious, and least discussed, is the threat the bill poses to medical privacy. Obamacare gives the IRS authority to enforce the “individual mandate.” This means the IRS (yes THAT IRS) will collect medical information about millions of Americans. If the prospect of the IRS having […]
Supporters of the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) claim that small, struggling businesses are the greatest beneficiaries of the Eximbank’s programs. Of course, even if that where the case it would in no way justify using taxpayer money to support projects that are unable to obtain funding in the market. But not only does the claim that Eximbank […]
The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently released the 2014 version of Ten Thousand Commandments, its yearly report examining the growth of the regulatory state, and explaining how federal regulations affect the American people’s economic well-being. Not surprisingly, the study finds that the “regulatory tax” is just as damaging to the economy as other forms of taxation. […]
Last week, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on Sylvia Burwell’s, current head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), nomination to replace Kathleen Sibelius as head of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). When Burwell was first nominated, some Republicans promised to use her confirmation […]
I’ll be appearing on Jonathan Emord’s Truth Trial tonight at 6 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss, among other issues, Campaign for Liberty’s efforts to obtain House and Senate roll-call votes on Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill. You can get more information on the show here.