CATO Institute Commentary: 'Mosque' Debate Is a Red Herring

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    'Mosque' Debate Is a Red Herring | Gene Healy | Cato Institute: Commentary

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    And I thought right wingers were so fond of quoting the Cato Institute?



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    Much to agree with the CATO assessment - though the pathetic posturing by the left now in regards to defending "religious freedom" in support of the Mosque is equally bereft of sincerity.

    And by your own use of the CATO response, you are indicating the need for legitimate and widespread reductions of government at all levels, correct? This would include of course the revoking of Obamacare, a monstrosity of Big Government control that the CATO Institute finds appalling at every level of its inception...

    Obamacare was conceived around three goals: (1) provide health insurance coverage for all Americans; (2) reduce insurance costs for individuals, businesses, and government; and (3) in crease the quality of health care and the value received for each dollar of health care spending.

    Just over 100 days after the law was signed, the evidence shows it is failing on each and every one of those goals
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    ...Meanwhile, the legislation is a disaster when it comes to controlling costs.

    The administration's own chief health care actuary reports that the law will actually increase U.S. health care spending. Accurately measured, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will cost more than $2.7 trillion over its first 10 years of full operation. This does not even include more than $4.3 trillion in costs shifted to businesses, individuals, and state governments.

    It is not just government that will face higher costs under this law. In fact, most American workers and businesses will see little or no change in their skyrocketing insurance costs, while millions of others — including younger and healthier workers and those who buy insurance on their own through the nongroup market — will see their premiums go up even faster under the legislation.

    Before health care reform passed, the Congressional Budget Office warned that health insurance premiums could double in the next six years. As a result of this bill, CBO's latest analysis warns that health insurance premiums will ... double in the next six years.




    Early Returns on ObamaCare Are Disappointing | Michael D. Tanner | Cato Institute: Commentary
     
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    Odd Sinatra, this thread isn't about Obamacare. Try to stay on topic and stop shilling for once, thanks. :thup:
     
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    Obamacare?
     
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    Interesting from the Cato Institute....what the Republicans are doing reminds me of the grandstanding over Terry Schiavo.
     
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    I like the Cato Institute.
     
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    Dude, you're just like rdean.. holy shit.
     
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    Yup.

    Alter ego.
     
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    I've been defending them based on property rights but this article makes a lot of sense to me. "Keep your eyes on the BS while I shove this hot coal up your ass called more government" type magic act the GOP seems to have become so good at these past several years.
     

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