This is what I see on the day before the election. Romney simply hasn’t got the electoral votes to wins unless the polls are completely wrong. Yes, they have been wrong in the past, but both Pew and Rasmussen, the most reliable pollsters, put Obama ahead. The result will be the “same ole’” thing: Republicans [...]
This comment comes from Cato’s Dan Mitchell. He makes some very good points about Ryan. History shows that VPs don’t have much influence in the president’s cabinet, the exception being Dick Cheney in the W. Bush cabinet. The positive is that Ryan is a strong advocate of policies to reform [...]
This survey from Gallup on the economic impact of Obamacare came out after the Supreme Court ruling upholding its constitutionality:
Americans are more likely to say the 2010 healthcare law upheld by the Supreme Court last week will hurt the national economy (46%) rather than help it (37%), while 18% say they don’t know or [...]
Apparently I was not too far off in my speculation the other day that Chief Justice Roberts (now holed up in Malta), may have switched his vote to protect the Court from political controversy. A CBS report says that:
Unprecedented leaks of behind-the-scenes information at the US Supreme Court are raising questions about whether the threat of [...]
More from the mind of Omid Malekan whose clever cartoons have become wildly popular on YouTube. This time he takes on health care and Obamacare. Enjoy!
This snarky postcard from Someecards has the right touch …
… but, this is not true. If they can force you to buy health insurance, they can prevent you from smoking (penalty=tax), they can limit your intake of sugared drinks, they already prohibit your use of recreational drugs, and they can nag you into [...]
“You are free to not eat broccoli, but if you don’t the government will impose a penalty on you. This penalty is really just a tax and since the government has the power to tax for all sorts of reasons, they can tax you if you don’t eat broccoli.”
If you think President Obama is perhaps a misguided but well-meaning liberal who thinks he is doing the right thing, then you would be wrong. He is like most leftists who are more interested in power than their social agenda because they need power to implement their radical goals. Eventually power becomes the goal rather than their agenda. [...]
This interview of the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Timothy Sandefur gives an excellent review of the issues at hand in Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida. This is from Reason.tv.
The case of Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida is one of the most important cases to ever come to the US Supreme Court. If the government wins, it can force you to do anything it wishes. Today’s arguments in this case do not exaggerate the threat.
We have not had a true [...]