Archive | 20 July 2011

About Bachmann’s Migraines…

I have refrained from commenting on this one because I really dislike the anonymously-sourced hit piece, especially from former aides, that are all too common in politics today, but it seems that Michele Bachmann has done the right thing that that should, if the media is reasonably responsible (ha ha), put this story to rest.

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A New E-Pamphlet: I, Light Bulb

A while back, I wrote about a new generation of e-pamphlets from the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, aiming to accomplish the same goals as pamphlets during the time before the Revolutionary War: to spread ideas, concepts, and information… notably conservative ideas, concepts, and information.

Broadside Books has just released their latest e-pamphlet, I, Light Bulb. They describe it thus:

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ObamaCare Killed The Recovery

Let’s do an ObamaCare twofer today, shall we?

Private-sector job creation initially recovered from the recession at a normal rate, leading to predictions last year of a “Recovery Summer.” Since April 2010, however, net private-sector job creation has stalled. Within two months of the passage of Obamacare, the job market stopped improving. This suggests that businesses are not exaggerating when they tell pollsters that the new health care law is holding back hiring. The law significantly raises business costs and creates considerable uncertainty about the future. To encourage hiring, Congress should repeal Obamacare.

That’s the first paragraph of a new report out from the Heritage Foundation showing that the passage of ObamaCare is what has really stalled the US economy.

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Government Funded Healthcare Is Responsible For Growth of Government

That’s the decision of this report from Duke University scholar Christopher Conover, which starts with this statement:

Between 1966 and 2007, the entire increase in the size of government relative to the economy resulted from growth in tax-financed health spending.

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Finding Freedom With One’s Feet

Professor Jason Sorens takes a look at the effect of personal freedom on migration between the states. The blog post is full of facts, figures, and equations, but the bottom line is this:

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