Monthly Archives August 2011

OBAMACARE SUPPORT STILL HEADING SOUTH

The latest Kaiser tracking survey shows that public support for ObamaCare has hit an all time low.  President Obama’s “signature domestic achievement” is a dog that just won’t hunt: Americans’ opinion of Obamacare has reached an all-time post-passage low according to the Kaiser Health Tracking poll. Only 39% of those surveyed have a favorable view [...]

MY LATEST COLUMN FOR AMSPEC: WHY PERRY CAN BEAT OBAMA AND ROMNEY CAN’T

Perry has far more credibility on jobs and health care than Romney can claim, and these two issues will dominate the presidential campaign. In my column, I compare their records and discuss the implications thereof: On jobs, Perry has a story to tell that Romney can’t hope to match. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, ‘Some [...]

ROMNEYCARE: HEALTH COSTS STILL OUT OF CONTROL & PATIENT ACCESS IS UNIMPROVED

It has been 5 years since Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts universal coverage bill into law. And, although most people in the state now have “coverage,” the health “reform” law has been a miserable failure at controlling costs: Massachusetts’ uninsured rate plunged to the lowest in the nation … At the same time, health care premiums continued [...]

VIDEO: KRAUTHAMMER SAYS PERRY COULD BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT

The GOP establishment is uncomfortable with Rick Perry. Few have openly attacked him, with the notable exception of Karl Rove, but it’s pretty obvious that most Republican insiders would rather have Romney than Perry as the GOP standard-bearer in 2012. Nonetheless Charles Krauthammer takes him very seriously: [Perry] has a simple message, which is: ‘Smaller [...]

SUPREME COURT ONCE AGAIN ABETS DOJ STALL TACTICS ON OBAMACARE

The arguments the DOJ has put forth in defense of the individual mandate have been all over the place, but Obama’s lawyers have been very consistent in one area—they stall and delay at every opportunity. They know they have a weak case, so they want to put off their date with the Supreme Court as long [...]

VIDEO: KLAVAN SKEWERS KRUGMAN, ET AL

This has nothing to do with health care except that it highlights how dumb the big-name pundits have been about Barack Obama and his absurdly ineffective and counterproductive policies, which include ObamaCare. Klavan is particularly hard on NYT columnists David Brooks and Paul Krugman, both of whom have made absolute fools of themselves: [via PJTV]

VIDEO: MILTON FRIEDMAN ON THE PERILS OF GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

This brilliant man explained more than three decades ago why government involvement in medicine always results in lower quality care and more restricted access. He uses Britain’s government-run system, which is (I’ll remind you again) the favorite health care system of Obama’s Medicare czar Donald Berwick, as an example of what inevitably happens when a government bureaucracy gets [...]

PROFESSOR OBAMA HOLDS FORTH ON THE MANDATE

My latest column for the American Spectator discusses a couple of preposterous statements made by the President concerning ObamaCare’s ever-increasing troubles in the court system. For example, in response to a question from an admirer in Iowa, he said: If the Supreme Court follows existing precedent, existing law, it should be upheld without a problem. He then added: There’s [...]

VIDEO: GEORGE WILL EDIFIES NEO-KEYNESIAN KNUCKLEHEADS

Even though the last three years have already shown that Keynesian economics do not work, many mouth-breathing progressives are still pushing giant public projects as a way of creating jobs. In this clip, George Will explains that, even if Hoover Dam-type public projects created real wealth and jobs, the envirotards would stop them from being [...]

CAIN: I’D BE DEAD UNDER OBAMACARE

Because he knows his many enemies in the “news” media will use it to suggest he’s not fit for office, Herman Cain tends to downplay the fact that he was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2006 and survived. Today, however, he discussed it in a speech and said that he’d be dead if ObamaCare [...]