There has been much talk and support on the Left for the concept of a “public option” in health care. The rationale behind this, according to the federal government, is that there is not a sufficient “free market” for health insurance in some parts of our country. Accordingly, … [Read more...] about Public vs Private Option
Archives for August 2010
In a report over at Bloomburg, Jim Tisch gets right to the heart of spending. He surmises: [E]conomic growth will remain sluggish in part because executives lack confidence in the Obama administration's policies....President Barack Obama's health care reform, financial … [Read more...] about Stifled Economic Growth
Bagel lovers, beware! In order to provide more tax revenue for the cash-strapped state, NY plays Goliath to the Brueggers bagel company. Picking out some obscure tidbit in the state sales tax law, NYS has successfully forced this company to cough up additional tax revenue...on … [Read more...] about The Tax Man Wants A Slice of the…Bagel?
FHA Irony: A Lifeline to Luxury Condos CrainsNewYork is reporting how our tax dollars are now supporting a new type of bailout—the luxury condo market in Manhattan. FHA has recently modified its rules to allow this new special financing where private lenders won't dare to … [Read more...] about FHA Irony: A Lifeline to Luxury Condos
Mark Hemingway at the Washington Examiner raises an important question: Is there a double standard on ethics in Congress? I weigh in on the … [Read more...] about Is There a Double Standard on Ethics in Congress?