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Democrats’ $3.5T Spending Bill Is Even More Crooked Than Obamacare

How quickly Democrats forget. A dozen years ago,  President Barack Obama faced strong and justified criticism for backtracking on his promise, made numerous times during the 2008 presidential campaign, to televise health-care negotiations on C-SPAN: [embedded content] By this year’s standards, however, the process that led to Obamacare—the law that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said we had to pass…

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Socialist Left Demanding Congress Raid Medicare To Pay For Obamacare Again

Among the many, many policy feuds currently engulfing Democrats in Congress as they try to ram through a $3.5 trillion spending blowout, one holds particular irony. The progressive left—which has nailed its mast to the principle of “Medicare for All”—appears outraged that “moderate” Democrats object to raiding Medicare. These “moderate” Democrats object to drug pricing “negotiation”—in truth a mechanism to…

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How Expanding Medicaid Kicks Thousands Off Private Insurance And Costs Lives

The last-minute rush to pass a budget before the beginning of the new fiscal year in July could lead to some bad decisions by state lawmakers in Raleigh, North Carolina. One of those bad decisions could be expanding Medicaid, which threatens to kick nearly 160,000 North Carolinians off their private insurance and onto taxpayer-funded Medicaid. Thirty-nine states have already expanded Medicaid…

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Biden’s Plan To Raid Medicare Shows His Callous Disregard For Math And Voters

The budget President Biden recently submitted to Congress resembles President Obama’s fiscal blueprints in many respects. It taxes too much, spends too much, and with $14.5 trillion in new federal debt, it certainly borrows too much. But Biden’s budget reflects his Democrat predecessor in another aspect: It uses hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare to pay for (among many…

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