The Devils Are in the Details

March 30th, 2010

By Tom Carter I didn’t support the health care bill, and I think it’s bad law.  What makes bad law?  Ambiguity, excessive complexity, constitutional uncertainty, limited popular support, intense partisanship, difficulties in enforcement, and too much latitude for bureaucratic interpretation and implementation.  This law has all these problems in spades. Every sentient American understands that […]

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What’s in the Bill

March 19th, 2010

By Tom Carter The Washington Post today published a handy guide to what’s in the Senate health care bill and changes that are in the House reconciliation bill.  It’s highly summarized and covers only eight major topics.  It’s useful, however, given that the bill posted on the internet is unintelligible. On abortion, the Senate language […]

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Health Care and Abortion

March 7th, 2010

By Tom Carter Taxpayer funding for abortions is a touchy issue in the House in regard to health care legislation.  The only way the House barely managed to pass their version of the legislation in the first place was by the Democrats permitting Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI) to add an amendment that strictly prohibits direct or […]

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Taxpayer Funding for Abortions

December 19th, 2009

By Tom Carter One of the biggest controversies in the health care debate has been the issue of whether taxpayer dollars will be used to pay for abortions.  There’s already a law on the books, the Hyde Amendment, that forbids spending federal funds for abortion.  However, those who oppose federal funding of abortions feel that the […]

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Smiles and Frowns

December 7th, 2009

By Larry Ennis There is so much going on that it’s hard to comment on everything. The climate and global warming fiasco is playing out to be much more fiction than fact in my opinion. The recent discovery that many in the scientific community were less than truthful on the climate change situation only reinforces my […]

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